Resurrects some of the worst traits of the studio's True-Life Adventures series of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, dubiously shaping some amazing footage with cornball narration that relentlessly anthropomorphizes its simian subjects.
Surely you Jest..Yes the narration was cornball, but so was the era from whence the true life adventures came..Think back to tail fins and Hula Hoops..Rex Allen's and Dick Wesson's narrations of the early true life adventures is performance art.
Apr 22 - 11:13 PM
surprised only one reviewer called a film that should be a featurette on nat geo ..... ridiculous that it got to the theatres
Apr 24 - 06:14 AM
...So many reviews saying that the film "anthropomorphizes" the chimps. How does one do that, exactly?
Chimps are as close to anthropomorphic as any animal can possibly come. Ascribing them at least some human attributes probably isn't terribly inaccurate, if at all. I haven't seen the movie, but sometimes I suspect that there are people who suggest anthropomorphization legitimately, and others who throw it around whenever there's an attempt to accurately portray animals as having acute feelings and an intellect. If any animal possesses both, it's our closest relatives.
So now I'm curious, are the reviewers making a legitimate criticism of cartoonishness, or just being typically, humanly arrogant?
Apr 24 - 06:57 AM
Must be the later...:-)
Apr 26 - 01:24 PM
Thank you for stating exactly what I thought when I read Lou's review. If his astounding lack of compassion and insight into our cousins (who we share 96.6 of our DNA with) is what it means to be human than I'd rather be a chimp. Lou, you're a douche.
May 5 - 11:15 AM
@ Lou. Hey. dumbass. Isn't that what makes chimpanzees so interesting? Because theyre so human-like? I couldn't think of another animal that's more fitting to "anthropomorphize." If, like Vermin pointed out.... that even makes sense.
Apr 30 - 08:54 PM
Ow ow ow Lou. No heart, no heart. Get one.
May 2 - 11:09 AM
Lou's been looking at an online dictionary (or thesaurus) again.
Jul 11 - 09:06 PM