Aroview: An engrossing and naturally spectacular documentary epic, which 'dramatises' the perils and hardship of the Emperor Penguin's annual migration - single file across a vast Antarctic glacier - to engage in their courtship and mating process.
Something of a surprise hit around the world, dir. Jacquet succeeds in by skillfully anthropomorphising nature, making it easy to identify with the plucky, waddling birds as they try to rear their fluffy youngsters, while extreme weather (blizzards, cutting wind and far-below-zero temperatures) and leopard seals prove formidable antagonists. Narration by Morgan Freeman.
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4 stars (Very Good) Captivating from start to end, it documents a journey like no other: the penguins' breeding cycle, and their treacherous task of protecting eggs and hatchlings from predators, while risking starvation, all in the harshest most icy conditions on earth.~GenXGirl
4 stars (Very Good) Beautiful and insightful, March of the Penguins takes you on a real-life adventure so magical that you will struggle to believe you're watching a documentary. Truly incredible film-making.~Tom H