March of the Penguins


Review: Focusing on one year in the life of a flock and one couple in the flock in particular. In the Antarctic they start their annual journey in a quest to find their perfect mate and to start a family. This focuses on every major life experience.
Director: Luc Jacquet
Actors: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk, Amitabh Bachchan, Jose Coronado, Sky du Mont, Gosta Ekman, Sofie Grabol, Ryunosuke Kamiki and Marek Kondrat
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary and Family
Conclusion: 3/5
I think this would have worked better as a little T.V. mini series rather than a full length documentary film. I have to say I wasn’t overly impressed with Morgan Freeman’s narration and felt he just turned up to get a pay cheque. It was like he himself couldn’t even be bothered to put the effort. As it turned out Morgan Freeman recorded his narration in one day. It is interesting up to a certain point and then I just think I have got the idea now of what it is all about. This film was more respected and liked in America rather than the UK. This is the second biggest-earning documentary. At the Academy Awards in 2006 this won one Oscar for Best Documentary, Features. 


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