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March of the Penguins

   24 August 2005, the wee hours

I liked March of the Penguins. I’m a fan of documentaries, and this was a very cool documentary. The film basically follows the mating ritual of the Emperor Penguin. After watching the film, I have a new found respect for penguins. The film is very picturesque. The cameramen did a great job on the film, and some of the shots are absolutely gorgeous. Morgan Freeman narrates the film, which adds a serious amount of melodrama to the movie. The film is funny, and at times surprising touching. This is an interesting movie for sure, one I’d recommend people see.

The March of the Penguins web site.



  1. BBC ON This Day 24 August 1967

  2. You know what was a good documentary? That deep sea one. There need to more of those.

  3. Some people who saw it and didn’t like it complained that the filmakers tried to anthropomorphize the penguins. I was somewhat inclined to agree with those people at first (I liked the movie anyway), but after seeing The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (which is also an interesting documentary), I believe the penguins’ behaviour is more than just survival instincts.

  4. I did not think this documentary needed to be a theatre movie. There are only really 3-4 good scenes, and they are quite short. This would have been fine on a television, with some special screening in imax. But seeing it at a regular theatre didn’t add enough to the visuals to make compelling.

    There was plenty of awwing from some silly girls next to me. They were very grating, I was hoping something really life shattering happened to them. But I stopped, as that’s kind of mean.

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