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The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  15 June 2007 (UK)
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An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

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Donald Williams ...
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An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

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The Antarctica footage comes courtesy of musician Henry Kaiser. See more »

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The Alien: You see aliens as these technologically-advanced super-beings who destroy New York city in two minutes flat. Well I hate to say this, but we aliens all suck.
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Referenced in Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009) See more »

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Herzog's a most gracious host giving us "Into the Wild Blue Yonder"
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What makes Herzog mind numbingly talented is his eye for absolute heart stopping beauty and shocking humor all in a shot. For this I never tire of watching Herzog's films over and over again.

In Into the Wild Blue Yonder he again encompasses the genius and silliness of humankind and nature. He allows your eyes to wander long all around in his shots, gracefully to take their time in childlike wonder. It's a slow food movie. He trusts that you have a sense to enjoy all the irony, possible melancholy, waltz- like fluid motion, transfixing colors, the plain goofiness without feeling you must be a "film snob. A delight for the eyes to be sure!

Choosing Brad Dourif for his punctuated passionate alien was perfect! As an actor he is always fascinating to behold. In "Into the wild... " as much so as the underwater scenery.

Herzog will always be my favorite director for his open invitation to every viewer to take what they might from his films.


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