March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins is a documentary about the Emperor Penguin. It was shot on location under the chilly conditions of Antarctica. It is well narrated by the rich voice of Morgan Freeman.

Here we are able to see that the process of bearing penguin young is anything but easy. Between the seventy mile inland treks, the below freezing temperatures, balancing the egg for months and no food for months at a time, and you wonder how any penguin manages to breed. Despite it all, the determined penguins can show us determination. The scenes showing the penguins "flying" below the ice, at depths up to 1800(!) feet are particularly dramatic.

March of the Penguins has an enduring quality. It is simultaneously educational and entertaining. This film will appeal to all age groups. It's a great way to see some ice in this summer heat wave.

Overall Grade: A-

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