Too much of the movie is just people being crabby (or, later, dumb!) in fascinating places, which is less enthralling than the places themselves.
This tedious chronicle has the interest level of a home movie of a vacation with bickering and yammering left intact.
| Original Score: 2/5
It all quickly proves wearisome, despite the occasional visual glories provided by shots of the magnificent icy vistas and frolicking polar bears.
The dramatic goings-on... lack dynamism. The seascapes, however, continually astound.
The film often uses the confessional, speak-to-the-camera format of reality shows, but in this far less artificial context, and minus prompting producers, it works on a gut level.