Planet Ocean (2012)HD
Yann Arthus-Bertrand & Michael Pitiot
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Filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, along with an outstanding team of international underwater cinematographers in partnership with OMEGA and with the scientific support of Tara Expeditions. The film aims to explain some of the planet’s greatest natural mysteries, while reinforcing how essential it is that mankind learns to live in harmony with our oceans. Planet Ocean serves as a reminder of the bond between humans and nature, and the duty that exists to protect and respect our planet. Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program, presented this film to the leaders of Rio+20 conference, in June 2012.
Not really what I expected. This was kind of depressing and focused more on the industries and people that are harming the ocean rather than the different aspects of the ocean itself. There are several other documentaries that will not bore you as this one does.
There are much better
Uneven writing and overprocessed color make this documentary disappointing and annoying. It plays loose with facts (4 byo life?), ignores common terminology (ocean prairies instead of phytoplankton) and fails to make the connections and paint the big picture that it aspires to in its somewhat rambling prologue. There are much better documentaries available including The Living Sea, the Blue Planet series, and even Disney's Ocean. I really wanted this documentary to shine as an intro for my ocean classes but it did not live up to my expectations.
Good Nature Movie...
Good visuals in this movie - I thought it did compare quality wise with The Blue Planet, although it was a little different. It did include interesting footage of large infrastructure projects (shipping, fishing, large population centers) - and it did discuss the impacts on the oceans without getting to preachy. Great visuals of many forms of undersea life and was very educational. I thought the narration was good, I do not share the critical opinion that some reviewers have with the narration. The last 6 minutes of the film did express some marine opinions, but I did not really consider that to be part of the film, and that part of the film could be avoided if the viewer wants to avoid politics. Overall, I thought it was beautiful, low key and educational.