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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Yes and NO, 2 December 2015
6/10

I have read this marvelous book many times; first as a naive school boy and years later as a "grown up", have enjoyed reading it in 4 languages, so I was excited to see this new animation.

I watched it having in mind to stay open-minded… hence the first half was somehow acceptable; the story of a little girl with St. Exupery in his last days, mixed with parts from the original story of the book. I tried to understand the director's viewpoint that: you can't present this classic, as it is, for today's audience... well, yes and no!

The parts telling the original story; as animation, visuals, colors, textures… are beautiful and touching indeed! Bravo! but the second half: "Little prince in the 21 century" was rather average, and the ending more or less disappointing.

I think there are works of music, literature,art… which are to be reinterpreted very carefully, or better be left in their pure original form.I feel Exupery's book is in that category.

If you value the book as a treasure of human literature… it's probably better not to watch this animation.

If you don't know the book… you may enjoy this animation, it is not bad, but it is not a successful interpretation of "The little Prince".

At least, they could have the sensitivity of not using the original title!

6/10 … for the first 55 minutes.

We are the children of stars, 18 November 2008
8/10

10/10 for the brilliant idea of the film! Indeed Atoms never die; they just change form, from dust to rock to water to microbes, plants, animals and Man (talking atoms)… then back to ashes and dust. A play that goes on forever!

After the sun explodes, the same atoms continue their journey in the newly formed nebula (the cloud of gas that contains the remnants of the solar system), and millions of years later, these same atoms will shape new forms: a new star, planets and maybe new LIFE!

8/10 for the translation of the idea to a film. It is very good, and still could have been better.

Thank you for this brain-stretching short film!

We are all made of Atoms: H, O, C, N …

1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
The Epic of Evolution, 15 November 2008
10/10

"2001, a space odyssey" presents the extraordinary epic of Man's ultimate journey, beginning from his primordial ancestors: the unconscious digestive tubes (apes), to the astronaut age, to the 10 dimensional universe and the enlightened spiritual being.

Everything in this movie is perfect! The story, directing, acting, camera work, intermissions, music (R. Strauss, J. Strauss, A. Khachaturian), imagination, visual effects. Imagine what Kubrick & Clarke could have presented with today's technologies!? Genius people are always ahead of their times.

The movie is full of very important details. The introduction (apes) and the final scene (the star gate and the room) particularly strike the viewer with awe, ecstasy, and wonder!

Indeed this is the most important movie of all time! In fact it is far beyond the usual concept of "movie", but one must have an appropriate level of intelligence/consciousness to fully understand and feel its grandiosity!

17 out of 20 people found the following review useful:
Will the "intelligent" human race stop destroying the blue planet ?, 25 March 2008
9/10

A series of superb photos taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, accompanied by touching music and poetic text, showing our beautiful yet fragile Earth through an eagle's eye.

This unique planet, about 4.500.000.000 years old is brought to the edge of destruction, pollution, overcrowding and environmental crisis by a 100.000 year old species, called "Homo Sapiens".

Will the coming generations face the challenge and restore the balance to our planet ?

" We can protect only what we know well" says the artist.

This movie is a magnificent work of art, however some people may not appreciate its real value unless they have enough sensibility to understand the messages of "The Little Prince", from whom the author quotes at the end of the movie.

Thank you!