Wednesday, August 17, 2005

March of the Penguins

I took my 4 (actually 4 and a half, if you ask her) year old niece to see "March of the Penguins" over the weekend. It was quite good.

The baby penguins were so cute and the cinematic is just extraordinary. Morgan Freeman has such a great voice. And you just felt like he was telling you a beautiful story with pictures to match.

Now mind you there was some death in the movie as the movie does depict how baby penguins come to be. Not all of them make it. However, it is very tastefully handled and usually gone with some remark such as "and then they were no more." And because it is not "disneyfied," you don't develop an attachment to any one particular penguin. It really was amazing.

The courtship aspect is interesting in itself. Penguins are not like swans who mate for life. They all gather at the same place for breeding and for that season they are monogamous. But, the next year all bets are off. But, the love and care they show during that year really is pretty amazing. And the care they have to take to keep their egg and their young alive. It's pretty amazing.

The movie shows reality, but doesn't delve into the less pleasant side any more than it has to to acknowledge what happened.

I highly recommend this movie. My niece and I both loved it and for the first time she didn't sleep a wink during the film.


At 10:13 AM EDT, Blogger Katya said...

awwwww that sounds like a great family film...


At 7:13 AM EDT, Blogger Ms Mac said...

I absolutely adore penguins, I shall see if I can find it!

At 8:35 AM EDT, Blogger Tara said...

Hey site has a new address:

I am in the process of trnsfering things from my old site to this new one. So stop by and visit sometime.

Nice pics :)

At 6:03 PM EDT, Blogger Leesa said...

I REALLY want to see this! I will have to wait for it to come to PPV though :(


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