Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oceans (2009) - Movie Marathon Drive-Thru Review: Film #3

On the Menu:
OCEANS (2009)

Ingredients: Narrated by Pierce Brosnan. Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud. Run time: 84 minutes. Rated: G.

At First Bite: Disneynature was also responsible for EARTH, which was pretty decent (3.5 stars), so I figured this would be just as good.

Tough to Swallow: The narration drops out for minutes at a time in some places. I prefer more of a storytelling narration when it comes to documentaries of this sort.

A handful of shots look as though they include CGI (excluding scenes in space), but they don't. It's really weird.

The relaxing music and sparse narration made me nod off a couple of times.

Other than Disney being involved, I see no reason why a Joe Jonas/Demi Lovato song has to be played over the end credits. Sure, it's called "Make a Wave," but come on.

Something to Chew On: The DVD includes the music video for "Make a Wave."

Pierce Brosnan also narrates the 2003 documentary DEEP BLUE, which is also about ocean life.

Aftertaste: OCEANS is beautiful to watch. I believe Perrin says in the DVD special features he wanted the film to be visually impressive, and hoped the beauty would spark interest in learning more about the oceans and wanting to save them.

I guess if I watched the Discovery Channel or NatGeo more often I'd see specials on the animals I found most interesting: cuttlefish, Spanish Dancers and stonefish.

Just as good as EARTH, but not as good as HOME (not made by Disneynature).

Don't watch it at night or close to bedtime because you will fall asleep.


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