What I saw was another collection of the most beautiful images of nature, another one and half an hour long stream of events. That, however, is quite difficult, because there are so many documentaries. I don't watch a lot Documentaries like this one, but I enjoyed it. And we all know that no one does it better than them. Focuses on the cyclical journey taken by all living creatures, from birth to having youngsters of their own.
But I was slightly disappointed. It was delightful to watch all the same, but it was far from original, it brought nothing new. The birds that mate and dance were cool. I sat through this 85 minute feature and was dazzled by the complex as well as complicated cinematography and the extent to which the filmmakers went to make everything seem so cinematic. The rest of the action, like the dragons stalking the water buffalo, the fox pursuing the ibex, and the mouse eluding the lizard, is outstanding because the filmmakers explain the strategy of survival in the animal kingdom.
Similarly, the ants created ventilation shafts to clear out all the carbon monoxide that got trapped in their kingdom that would kill them from the interaction between the grass and the fungus. The birds dive bomb them from the air while the dolphins and swordfish attack them from the depths. Another favourite part of mine were the Elephants marching towards water and the rock climbing goats. They were pretty cute and crafty in how they kept warm and fed. And on top of that; there are of course the amazingly beautiful scenes of nature.
It also focuses on trying to show how animals and humans are alike, how we are inevitably connected to the same things animals are, and what we both try to achieve. Daniel Craig did a fabulous job with his beautiful English accent in the narration. Of course, if you haven't any experience when it comes to documentaries on nature, this is a very, very good one. . The sequence about the monkeys using rocks to smash their food so they could eat it was terrific, too.
Synopsis Focuses on the cyclical journey taken by all living creatures, from birth to having youngsters of their own. However, I haven't seen enough animal documentaries to skewer the filmmakers on repetition. Daniel Craig has a nice voice for narration and the scenery was breathtaking. I can recommend this to anyone who is not that familiar with documentaries. I am a huge fan of the amazingly popular and beautiful series 'Earth', so my expectations were quite high. My chief complaint is the scene about the shoal of fish where they hide in a crowd to conceal themselves. There were some really charming parts about the cycle of life showing animals that have caring and dedicated Mothers.
The scene about the ants cutting down blades of grass so they could take them back to their ant bed to feed the grass to a fungus that the ants thrived on was fantastic. I just had to see it, and I'm quite sure millions of other people felt the same way. But if you have seen a lot more of these say 'Earth' , then 'One Life' will probably not be worth the effort. I especially enjoyed the Snow Monkeys and the Brazilian Capuchin Monkeys. But why bother making another one? It is very good for children to watch, because it is very easy to understand. When I heard that this new documentary, called 'One Life', would be in the movie theaters, I was immediately convinced. Basically, if these sequences have been done before, then my complaint would have applied.
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