The Penguin King 3D (2012)
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South Georgia - alone in a vast ocean. 900 miles from Antarctica, and a mere 100 miles long. A wild rugged landscape with mountain ranges, vast glaciers, windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Three years ago, the Penguin King left home. Now he is returning to the place where he was born and raised: Penguin City. One of the most densely-packed, sought-after pieces of real estate in the entire southern hemisphere and somehow he must establish his own place in it. He must find a mate.
There's little we haven't seen before, including farting elephant seals.
The 3D film is a celebration of their remarkable tenacity with enough high dramas and cute moments to keep you enthralled.
Sharp digital photography makes this Antarctic documentary worth a look for nature-movie fans, even though it's both childish and unoriginal.
There are some nice images of the teeming penguin population, and great fun to be had witnessing the love life, and indeed sex life, of penguins.
David Attenborough's authoritative narration is preferable to the sonorous commentary read by Morgan Freeman in the English version of the French picture.
Despite having already seen March Of The Penguins a number of times, I still found this 3D documentary from Sir David Attenborough to be utterly fascinating.
The 3D photography is shallow and muddy, although a David Attenborough voiceover helps sustain interest.
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