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By Ann Coates

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Antarctica's Penguin Emperors 3D
Written by: Ann Coates
Source: Big Movie Zone
Date: March 24, 2015

     

Category: Reviews

Utilizing the popular documentary subjects of Antarctica and penguins comes the aptly titled film, Antarctica's Penguin Emperors.  The oft-told story of survival and endurance is once again played here, but unfortunately the film lacks the resonance of other more popular penguin films such as March of the Penguins.  Nevertheless, a peek into penguin-life and their struggles has a natural intrigue to it in their will to survive within the harshest environment this world has to offer.

Filmed in HD, Penguin doesn't particularly work well in the Giant Screen format.  Much of the imagery appears dull, and not on par with the vibrant standards of the Large Format.  It may work better in smaller digital screens.  3D effects are satisfactory, but mostly unnecessary to view the film.

As for the penguins themselves, the film begins in medias res where we find them already huddled shielding themselves from the bitter winter weather.  We come to know a bit about their behavior and the struggles they must face, but the film doesn't really give any new insights into these animals.  Still an agreeable enough film with a little drama thrown in, such as when a chick is left alone without its parents.  Will it be miraculously adopted by another penguin or perish in the cold?  Such is the lives of these penguins -- if only more of these grim and triumphant moments had been captured in this film.

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