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BMZ Review: The Great Apes 3D
By Ann Coates

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The Great Apes 3D
Written by: Ann Coates
Source: Big Movie Zone
Date: March 26, 2015

     

Category: Reviews

From nWave Pictures comes The Great Apes 3D, a film that utilizes straightforward storytelling to introduce us to the world of chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and mountain gorillas.  In truth, there isn't much of a story here, merely an examination of each of these great apes.  Nevertheless, the short 20-minute version of this film is an interesting, albeit succinct, jaunt into the world of primates.

Zoologist Holly Carroll acts as our guide, and through her we enter the various rainforest and jungle environments of these apes.  Nice use of 3D uplifts the film, but likely most of the footage was not shot in the Giant Screen format.  Though the colors are nice and vibrant, the sharpness and clarity typical of the Large Format is just not there.  Rather the imagery feels just a little too soft.

We learn a little bit about the behavior, habits, and social structure for each of the apes in due time.  But considering such a short running time, the film delves none too deeply.  Our time with these animals ends a little too quickly.  Still, the film stands as an enticing look into their world, and a solid introduction to our closest relatives in the animal kingdom.

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