Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: Oceans

Dir. Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: G
Running Time: 84mins

The latest documentary from Disneynature – they also brought us Earth (2007) – begins with a daunting series of ocean photography; waves crashing on top of themselves, an army of jellyfish floating as if without a care in the world, a pack of dolphins skipping across the water and marine iguanas sunbaking on the Galapagos Islands amongst others. This film by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud – the team behind Oscar-nominated Winged Migration – is nothing if not a beautiful 84 minute clip reel of the nature’s very own CGI. While it is visually stunning, Oceans is hampered by Pierce Brosnan’s naff narration and a saccharine, albeit thankfully brief, framing device of an adorable blonde-haired boy precociously asking “what is the ocean?”

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