Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Earth (2007)

Director(s): Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield. Narrator: James Earl Jones. 90 min. Rated G. UK. Documentary.

Based on Disney's hype, I was expecting more from this. Sure, the visuals are breathtaking (and you keep asking: "How'd they do that?"), but in this day and climate (no pun intended), you expect such a documentary to be about global warming. The problem is that "Earth" is just about ... animals. Most of the sequences end up pretty depressing, with our cute hero rabbit/deer/elephant/rattlesnake getting killed by its predator. The only sequence that tangentially touches the global warming issue is the daddy polar bear story, but he doesn't fare any better than the others. Best seen in a theatre.

Mo says:

1 comment:

  1. I'm not fan of documentary movies ,especially about animals(raze bagha), but the beauty of nature and images was relaxant & gave my busy & exhausted mind a little rest.
    Perhaps for this reason , Samerset Maugham 's hero( Larry)in his famous novel (The Razor's edge)gained such as great experience of "separation of sole from body "just by lying in the bed of nature!