Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oceans (Rhoades)

“Oceans” Cover The Earth
Reviewed by Shirrel Rhoades

In celebration of Earth Day, the Tropic Cinema is showing an eye-candy documentary called “Oceans.” After all, oceans cover more than three-fifths of the earth.

This 100-minute tribute to our planet’s watery surface is mainly a collection of stunning visual images. Exotic undersea life, aquatic creatures such as whales, crabs, sardines, and even polar bears, are seen in dream-like sequences.

Pierce Brosnan narrates the English version of this international ecological study. Not a wordy rendition, but with a warning that we are negatively impacting sea life. Pollution, global warming, and commercial fishing are the named culprits.

Co-directed by Jacque Perrin and Jacque Cluzaud, this is the French team who gave us the sky version of this, 2001’s “Winged Migration.” An actor turned filmmaker, Perrin is familiar to audiences as the movie-loving director in the classic paean to movies, “Cinema Paradiso” (1988).

Worth taking a plunge in honor of Earth Day.
[from Solares Hill]

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