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This is a Disney movie about African cats, it is a good thing that the film is not called a doc**entary because it really is not. The film is absolutely stunning visually and it was amazing to watch the animals in their natural habitat. The film is induced with drama and suspense and it keeps the attention of the children in the audience. The voice over by Samuel L. Jackson is absolutely terrible. I did not like that animals were given human characteristics, it teaches children egocentrism, animals are nothing like humans and they do not think like us, and children should know that. Overall, it is a good film for kids but you should not think it is a serious doc**entary.
I think it is a great film to see with your family because it is educational and also entertaining. I highly recommend seeing this movie in the theaters, it is perfect movie for Earth Day as well. The film is full of suspense and drama and it is absolutely beautiful visually. I did not like the narration in the film, it was too much. Everything was explained too much and also the animals were given human feelings which is ridiculous. The film would have been perfect with a different narrative. Overall, I had a great time watching this film and even with it’s flaws it is pretty good.
Even though they try really hard, not even Disney can make the wild less interesting in African Cats. This doc**entary on lions and cheetahs follows the latest trend (ala March of the Penguins) of humanizing their subjects by giving them names and trying to give them a narrative through narration. In the great tradition of Disney, they also try to shield us from some of the more grim realities of life for these great animals. The film follows two prides of lions and a mother cheetah and her cubs. The filmmakers use voice over by Samuel L. Jackson to raise the drama here and there, building a rivalry between the two prides. I found this more goofy than effective. But nothing can diminish the beauty of these animals and the way they are filmed. The gorgeous photography of the African landscape was amazing. The animals are shot in close ups that made me feel like I was actually there with them, and the slow motion footage of them was breathtaking. It may be Disney, but even a kid-friendly version of nature is still incredible to watch in this film.
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