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August 16, 2005

March of the Penguins

Sorry Deuce you lose again.
I’ve always been a fan of the Emperor Penguin (my favourite tragically hip song) and would rank them as penguins go second only to the Jackass Penguin. I love the opening of the movie where they show a distant shot of penguins in silhouette as Morgan Freeman gives a brief history of the South Pole and how one tribe remained behind as the contents drifted apart and the tropical jungle that Antarctica was became the icy tundra that it is today.

The March of the Penguins follows the mating ritual of the Emperor Penguin as they instinctively travel to the center of the Artic tundra to mate and raise their young until they are old enough to fend for themselves while the fight to survive against the most brutual climate on earth.

I found the penguin’s movement fascinating and the glimpses of human-like mannerism to be mesmerizing. I generally don’t find myself rushing out to see many documentaries in the theaters but I’d say that if you’re looking to escape the mindless summer sequels and blow ‘em up films, this should do the trick.

Posted by hypnobee at August 16, 2005 9:38 AM