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Africa: The Serengeti (1994)

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The Serengeti is a huge area of grassland in Tanzania, Africa. Once a year, in the time of drought, about two million herd animals like antelopes travel north to feed and mate before moving... See full summary »

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The Serengeti is a huge area of grassland in Tanzania, Africa. Once a year, in the time of drought, about two million herd animals like antelopes travel north to feed and mate before moving south again, when plants there begin to blossom. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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There is a place on Earth where it is still the morning of life and the great herds still run free.

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1 April 1994 (USA)  »

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Afrika - Die Serengeti  »

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Narrator: [after a pack of vultures eats up an animal:] On the Serengeti nothing is wasted.
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It's okay... nothing special
27 February 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Like any nature-log you might see on Animal Planet. But bigger.

The photography is stunning, but somehow I left the theater thinking that they could have made a much more exciting film. Despite the killing scenes, it overall had a serene feel.

And what was up with the balloon people and the tribesmen? Quite tangential and not really belonging with the animal stuff. There wasn't even really much of a connection. At not least one that we saw depicted.

I think films like this are a waste of the IMAX medium. I would never knock natural beauty, but why do you need IMAX for that? For REALLY BIG natural beauty? No, the wonderful thing about IMAX is the ability to make you feel like you're there. So SCARE me! Put my heart in my mouth! To see the medium utilized to the fullest, see "NASCAR 3-D."


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