Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) Reviews
90-minute version of the incredible BBC documentary miniseries Planet Earth.
IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-)
What the film version lacks in the miniseries' thoroughness, it makes up for in a breathless pace that relentlessly transports you all over the world (as any great adventure film should). The footage is, quite simply, some of the most stunning ever captured on film, in any genre.
What's more, Earth works as a riveting drama, following three families (polar bears, humpback whales, and African elephants) as they try to survive predators, climate change, and the search for food, over the course of one year. I found myself invested in the survival of these animals as much or more than any fictional character, due at least in part to clever editing and skillful narration by James Earl Jones. The wonder of nature makes for a terrific blockbuster.
IS IT OKAY FOR YOUR KIDS?
Earth is rated G. There are some moments of animals in peril and some scenes of animals being attacked by predators, though thankfully there is no gory or bloody footage.
ANY WORTHWHILE MESSAGES?
With perseverance, grit, and teamwork you can survive almost anything.
Condensed to a running time of 90 minutes from the long 7 hour BBC series of "Our Planet Earth" and I have to say that it's still captivating as ever with James Earl Jones doing the narration. Anything about animals and nature is what we need these days since their isn't many people who watch this kind of stuff at home. From "National Geographic" to "Nature Of Things" to "Animal Planet" they're all great since to film these would require many hours of patience and a lot of passion.
4 out of 4 stars
shorter would have given it 5 stars