A blog dealing with either the joy of cinema or the agony of cinema--nothing in between.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Following Earth, Oceans is the second feature released in the Disneynature series. Through the use of beautiful photography which has become the standard in nature documentaries lately, director Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin magnificently capture the wonders of the ocean including but not limited to coral reefs, great white sharks, dolphins, crabs, octopus, and blue whales. Wisely, the film has limited narration as I believe the filmmakers realized that the real show is the visuals and excessive narration only detracts from that. Pierce Brosnan makes a fine narrator, not calling too much attention to himself, but the ramblings he is given to read are all over the place and too preachy regarding ocean activism and preservation. Still the beauty of sea life photography truly is breathtaking (I caught myself talking out loud in amazement at several instances). The film makes much about how little is known about our oceans and they are right. Going into this I thought it would be a boring excursion, but I was quickly disproven after witnessing the majestic images on display in this film.