Planet Earth (2006)
A documentary miniseries described by its makers as "the definitive look at the diversity of our planet". Each 50 minute episode features a global overview of a different biome or habitat on Earth (Polar, Mountain, Cave, Desert, Plains, Fresh Water, Seas, Ocean, Forest), followed by a ten-minute featurette which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of filming the episode.
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One of my all time favorites.
I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
A beautiful snapshot of our earth taken with patient and meticulous cinematography, Planet Earth is a great general wildlife documentary. Covering several themes including the ocean, desert, jungle, forests, caves, and Poles, Planet Earth's singular mission is to present young audiences to the diverse habitats and how each life form intertwines with each other. In this respect, it succeeds immensely. David Attenborough does his usual marvelous exposition. One flaw of this series is that, for veteran wildlife buffs like me, it lacks in- depth exploration of the subject matters but since it is suppose to cover our planet, it couldn't be helped. Regardless, it is a worthy viewing for anyone concern or curious about the world we live in. My personal favourites are the Caves and the Poles episodes.
What do I consider when I rate an episode of "Planet Earth"? The narration (David Attenborough may as well be God), the quality of the cinematography or scenery captured (11/10), the musical composition that gives John Williams a run for his money, or the truly intriguing glimpses into the lives of other animals? If so, "Planet Earth" is pure magic on all fronts. I'm pretty sure I cried during the first episode. I love watching "Planet Earth". I've seen the series maybe half a dozen times from start to finish. I especially love watching it in a library when everyone else is supposed to be studying because at least then people consider it to be entertainment, when otherwise they might ask me why I watch a nature documentary series in my free time (certainly not the sentiment in the United Kingdom, where we religiously watch Attenborough's nature shows, but elsewhere I have encountered inquisition over my watching of documentary programs). Anyway, the show is amazing. Truly. I have only great things to say about the show as a whole, so watch it.
This is a great series. First, the bad part... the narration can get a bit annoying. An American version would be great so measurements were in Fahrenheit, inches and miles rather than metric. Other annoyances such as the constant and incorrect use of the word "literally" which after a while is comical could also be corrected. Finally, a narrator that doesn't sound like he is talking with food in his mouth would be a big improvement. That's the bad part, but the good outweighs the bad which is why I rated this a 6. Great care and expense was obviously taken with the filming which includes everything from closeups to aerial imagery. This is the type of video that makes your HDTV really pay off.
Most people spend the whole day in their house, in their office building, and in their car. We rarely look outside to see how beautiful the world really is. Planet Earth explores all the amazing things in nature that we don't have time to see for ourselves. It takes you on a journey from deep in the ocean, to the top of mountains. You see things you couldn't have imagined to exist. There are fish that light up like glow sticks and worms that make a cave's ceiling look like the night sky. Unless you explore the world yourself and actually see this kind of stuff in person, you don't want to miss this amazing series. This isn't one of your average nature shows that you fall asleep to, this is real stuff happening on Earth right now and it will amaze you like nothing else has before.