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La marche de l'empereur (2005)
Visually outstanding; narration text poor
This is a visually outstanding movie, BUT I would like to have learned more about how they could have actually shot it in the Antarctic at 50 below zero. My first thought was - why didn't the cameras freeze up? I also thought the narration was not as good as it could have been. Not Morgan Freeman speaking, but the text. In some cases, they repeated facts two or three times. And they left questions unanswered - such as, if a mother penguin did not return, would another mother either with a chick or who had lost a chick, feed a motherless chick.
I also would have liked a better explanation about the penguin pairings, and the "love" that is spoken of. Is that anthropomorphizing, or has that been actually studied and proved? It is hard to believe that between birds, more than actual instinct is involved.
But all the romanticizing aside (perhaps the luckiest people in the audience were those that could not understand the audio), it is still an incredible feat of photography and an awesome look at these remarkable creatures.