March of the Penguins is a great documentary. It is a documentary unlike any other in regards to the time and work that went into recording it. The crew stayed outside and filmed these penguins in Antarctica, the harshest environment on Earth. This film is an emotional rollercoaster. It goes from penguins walking in a comical fashion to leopard seals killing mother penguins on their way to feed their chicks. However, this is life and the Godlike voice of Morgan Freeman as narrator emphasizes this. Luc Jacquet did a marvelous job at capturing the cruelness and unpredictability of life. This film made me feel as though I understood the emperor penguins through its close-ups, voiceovers, and sound track. In one scene, a mother realized her chick had died and Morgan Freeman said ?sometimes the mother will even try to steal another?s chick.? Showing you how hard it is for the mother penguin to deal with the loss of her chick, like humans, making the mood easier to understand. This documentary could be used as a way to explain or witness the harshness of life; the reason why I feel this is an excellent film. It is a masterpiece that is great for all ages and families.