Ocean Oasis (2001)
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In California and Mexico, some of the most striking ocean regions, teeming with marine life, sit side by side next to blazing hot deserts and snow-covered mountains, making for a fascinating and strikingly beautiful land of profound contrasts. Ocean Oasis is a documentary (originally shot and exhibited in the high-definition IMAX film format) which visits Baja California and the Mexican Sea of Cortès, as we spy on whales, manta rays, elephant seals, migrating birds, and other creatures of the
Jun 22, 2001 Limited
Apr 29, 2003
Summerhays Films Inc - Official Site
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You're not getting the whole picture in Ocean Oasis, just the critter-cute ones. But at least the film is well shot, showing striking vistas and images both above and beneath the waves.
It's peaceful, gentle and tranquil. It's not quite the same as a vacation, but it's about as close as you're going to get on celluloid.
A photographic marvel of sorts, and it's certainly an invaluable record of that special fishy community.
The narration, although provided by an ecologist and a naturalist, is a redundant gush of New Age wonderment at sights better left to speak for themselves.
If you prefer nature films to be unprovocatively handsome, Oasis will be your cup of soothing tea. It may be especially useful for little folks who are getting a first view of oceanography.
The filmmakers know how to please the eye, but it is not always the prettiest pictures that tell the best story.
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