"Oceans: Our Blue Planet" is a British 42-minute documentary from 2018 and one of the more recent IMAX releases. This BBC production was made by Rachel Butler and Emmy nominee Mark Brownlow and it may have gone a bit under the radar compared to the latter's other recent nature documentary release. But this should not mean that one here is not worth watching. It certainly is. Academy Award winner Kate Winslet narrates and she does an okay job overall I suppose, not bad, not great either. But it is more about what you see anyway. There are some moments when I as a person who has seen many nature documentaries still felt to learn something new here. The entertainment factor isn't bad either when we see one relentless fish being watched by other fish. That was kinda hilarious, even if I could have done without Winslet's oops there. Anyway, still somehow it felt to me as if this documentary was not really offering anything truly new to the genre, especially with these many (IMAX) water-themed documentaries being released in the past and it is probably not too easy to get something new on the table. The climate-themed comments sure did not cut the cake and they felt very shoddy and for the sake of it sadly. This is when the film was at its worst. Another thing I would like tos ay that maybe my review is slightly biased as I have never had huge interest in the world of fish admittedly, so from that perspective they already succeeded in making this interesting to me. Solid feat. But I also liked the moments that involved seals and sea lions later on, especially the latter that were fun as always. These chubby little sea lions are just so hilarious. And kinda cute too. Okay, you won't learn anything truly new here, but I think unless you despise animal documentaries (with focus on the oceans), then you will have a decent time here watching this one. I give it a thumbs-up overall.
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