Release Date: June 3rd (NYC-Angelika Film Center), by Miramax Films.
BASIC PREMISE: A documentary about the many different creatures of the ocean.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: This documentary is full of wonders: breathtaking, eye-popping scenes with beautiful-looking fish. It is very thrilling to explore the deep waters of the ocean, especially the scene with the fish that give off light to attract other fish--some of which are prey. In these depths, there is also a lot of mystery because one could find a new species of fish down there in those rarely explored areas. There is also a visually-stunning scene where thousands of small crabs quickly crawl on the beach. Pierce Brosnan's narration is very affective with his soothing voice, especially because the narration is not preachy or filled with too many facts. The images and sounds speak for themselves in many ways and they are a pleasure for the eyes and ears.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: This film is an uplifting celebration of life. But ultimately, it becomes a statement about the danger of extinction for many sea organisms, such as the sperm whale. After watching this film, it is easy to cherish these organisms and hope that they will be preserved in the future.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: Not enough exploration of the depths of the ocean--although the other areas are also entertaining.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 1
THE BOTTOM LINE: A visually-stunning documentary with many breath-taking images and sounds that will entertain all ages. It also carries an important underlying message about the preservation of ocean life.
RECOMMENDED WAY TO WATCH: Movie Theater (1st Run)
The "D" Menu