Roar: Lions of the Kalahari (2007)
In the last remaining waterhole of Botswana's arid Kalahari Desert, territorial conflict abounds as a powerful lion king attempts to defend his territory against a vicious nomadic lion determined to claim the throne for himself. The Kalahari is a land where water is scarce, and every animal in the region has become locked into a life or death struggle against the harsh and unforgiving elements. Though the current king of the desert presides over the hole with his two lionesses and a litter of cubs close by, the time may have finally come for the tides to turn in favor of a younger, more powerful adversary. Renowned nature filmmaker Tim Liversedge offers a breathtaking trip into the heart of the African wilderness in an IMAX 3-D experience that brings viewers as close to nature's most majestic predator while telling a compelling tale of survival in the savannah. … More
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Critic Reviews for Roar: Lions of the Kalahari
Circle of life lesson for A simple story, eloquently told, with lovely and humongous pictures.
For audiences who only know lions through animated imitations or the bars of a zoo, this film commands respect for these magnificent creatures in the wild, whether plotting, nurturing, roaring, resting or leaping and snatching an antelope high in the air.
[Director Tim Liversedge] truly knows his stuff when it comes to shooting wildlife -- he gets so close to some of the lions that we expect their breath to fog up the lens. Now he just needs to work on finding a story worthy of his pictures.
It's a fascinating 40 minutes, packed with gorgeous close-ups of giraffes, zebras and even buzzards, images that should delight children and reassure those adults who fear that the world has been tamed. Not just yet.
Roar: Lions of the Kalahari has a plot worthy of a Shakespearean tragedy and the epic sweep of a David Lean film, but these lions are regally real.
Impressively filmed with good action, a compellingly dramatic story line with simply great lion shots, Roar is improved with the added dimension.
The 3-D effects are impressive...but hardly necessary; Liversedge's film is strong enough even without them...
A certain majesty is conveyed by the cinematic largess. In three dimensions, the imperial nature of the lion is fleshed out. It's akin to the difference between seeing a magazine photograph of a lion and encountering one at the zoo.
If William Shakespeare were alive and making nature movies, Lions 3-D is the sort of movie he'd make.
There isn't much new in the documentary, but the standard-issue nature lessons are heightened through the filmmaker's impressive close-ups, which seem even more intriguing on the big screen.
A startlingly strong narrative structure that really grabs hold, giving the lions personalities without humanising them.
For those who can take it, the film offers an experience that's literally wild.
It's an old TV-nature-show story, but the telling here is crisp, stripped down, unsentimental (save for a cloying score) and startlingly effective.
This amazing documentary is presented on the huge Imax screen and feels like a real live "Lion King".
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