three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water
and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath.
Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deeper into
the very waters that sustain all of mankind- exploring the
harsh realitry and the amazing creatures that live within.
Stunning images await as you journey into the depths of a
wonderland filled with mystery, beauty and power. It's an
unprecedented look at the lives of these elusive deepwater
creatures through their own eyes. Incredible state-of-the-art
underwater filmmaking will take your breath away as you migrate
with whales, swim alongside a great white shark and race with
dolphins at play. Filled with adventure, comedy and drama,
Oceans is a fascinating and thought-provoking experience you'll
We already know how much damage we are doing to Mother Nature. We have also seen countless documentaries that show us the dire consequences if we do not do anything about it. Often, these aren’t just horror pictures – they tell us what we are missing out in nature. And that is the reason why nature documentaries will, and continue holding a special place in our hearts, because of their powers to warn us what we will be subject to through the beautiful images captured. After seeing countless such productions (March of the Penguins, Winged Migration, Home, anyone?), we are still loving every bit of the spectacular sights we see.
A myriad of undersea creatures are featured in this 99 minute documentary – those that you’ll run, or rather, swim away from fear, and those you want to go “aww”. Friend or foe, the life forms under the sea will amaze viewers, thanks to directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud’s stunning visions. They also manage to tell stories of these creatures, and make you see the world through their eyes (if they had any). Of course, environmentalist messages are incorporated so that you will get your acts together and not pollute the water that gives us life.
Kudos to the filmmakers who took the painstaking efforts to produce this stunning documentary (and as a matter of fact, all documentary filmmakers deserve the same respect), which took a total of four years and featuring over 50 different shooting locations. The breathtaking images are coupled with a lyrical score composed by Bruno Coulais. There is no need to evoke mental images, because the wonders of what is under the seas are presented in front of your very eyes.
Cinematographers Simon Chirstidis, Luc Drion, Philippe Ros and Luciano Tovoli have managed to illustrate mystery, beauty and power with the awe inspiring shots captured on camera. You’ll be overwhelmed by shot after shot of underwater creatures, from the magnificent giants to the mysterious tiny ones. Each plays a part in the bigger picture called the eco system, and each deserves the same amount of admiration from us mere human beings.
The message that you need to take away after watching this awesome production is the urgent need to respect nature and how to stop the undesirable human activity on animals, considering the negative aspects they bring about. And if are thinking about those as the end credits roll, the documentary would have served its purpose, the filmmakers risk in capturing these brilliant images have paid off, and most importantly, you have earned your place in the world Mother Nature created.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
We do not have any complaints about visual transfer of the movie, simply because of the glorious visuals presented. It is presented in French Dolby Digital 2.0.
by John Li
on 16 November 2010