Where do we fit in with the universe? This film seeks to explore our place among the ever-expanding universe.

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Where do we fit in with the universe? This film seeks to explore our place among the ever-expanding universe.

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IMAX Film Projects the Big Picture of our Vast Universe as Never Seen Before

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The Biggest Of The Big Meets The Smallest Of The Small
7 November 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

From an adult's viewpoint - I found this "arm-chair" cosmic voyage documentary (from 1996) to be only marginally educational when looking at it from a strictly scientific perspective.

I repeatedly found that a fair amount of the information being recited here by its bored-sounding narrator was, basically, just recycled data and second-hand knowledge which, of course, was made to appear significantly more interesting by an onslaught of dazzling CG imagery.

And, speaking bluntly about some of this science-documentary's computer graphics - I certainly wasn't all that impressed a lot of the time. I mean - If you ask me - There were certainly times when some of these glittering images actually looked downright hokey and, yes, almost laughable to this viewer.

Anyway - I'd say that the only thing that saved this IMAX "Cosmic Voyage" presentation from eventually deteriorating into a literal snore-fest was its short running-time of only 35 minutes.


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