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A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

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Good documentary
25 April 2013 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Although many people will think that what they see in "African Cats" they have seen dozens of times before on nature documentaries on television, this documentary is all the same an entertaining one. See it on Blu-ray if you can, because the photography is simply GORGEOUS. Kids as well as their parents will probably find the movie interesting since it really shows what wild animals have to go through in the wild. Some people have said that what's shown may be too tough for kids to see, though I didn't find it really that rough. If your kids know that animals fight and kill because they have to do that to survive, I don't see them having any issues.

This is a good documentary, but not great. There are two problems that hold it back from greatness. The first problem is that the movie is somewhat long and slow. Although this relaxed pace does make an agreeable tranquil feeling at first, eventually the viewer will wish that they would just get on with it. The second problem is the Samuel L. Jackson narration. Jackson does fine most of the time, but there are several spots when he suddenly talks in a real gee-whiz manner that is kind of goofy. But if you can overlook those two problems, more likely than not you'll enjoy this documentary.


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