Creatively mishandled to the point of making a mockery of its own brand.
I hate to say it but it is NOT laughable that they gave the cats names as so many reviewers having been harping on. If you go to Africa and meet the actual field biologist researchers and listen to them talk about the animals they are studying well guess what? They refer to each of them by proper names exactly as in the movie! I wouldn't even be shocked if the names used in teh movie are the same ones you'd see on the researcher's field notes, although I don't know for sure.And while one shouldn't get too carried away with anthropomorphizing and the line about how the cub simply knows he has the best dad ever was a bit silly it is equally as silly (AND scientifically outdated) to completely shun away from such things either. The whole don't dare give animals emotions and so on came out of a very unscientific world and had much to do with religion and keeping man apart from beast and from the writings of early and very arrogant people in the field of psychology who were anything but scientific.
Apr 27 - 01:44 PM