Earth – Movie Review
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series “Planet Earth” (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Pick of the Week!
“Earth” is the newest in the new production company that basically hasn’t put out this kind of film in 60 years. The Painted Desert is something that many of us recall from our childhood as scenes of wasps and scorpions and rams butting heads. This takes a wider view of the earth, with unbelievable scenery and unbelievable photography from underwater, to birds in flight, to penguins, to polar bears, to whales, to sharks having lunch with a seal. The photography is unbelievable. I am really tired of James Earl Jones’ ponderous tone giving anthropomorphic emotions to animals whose brain is the size of a pea, but short of that, this is something that you should see. This will terrify young children, but from about 10 up, your kids will love it and the photography is unbelievable. Four stars.