I caught the special Outdoor Charity Premiere of March of the Penguins at the Jurong BirdPark last Friday. The movie was fantastic, although some might question its release as a theatrical work, but I for one, will look forward to such amazing productions at the cinemas. The premiere was the original French version, and had English subtitles in white; a bad idea since the documovie is set in the snowy white Arctic.
The movie tracks the arduous journeys that Emperor penguins undertake; to mate, and to raise their young. It is a heartbreaking story at times, and ultimately a moving one. Who knew that penguins would be capable of such emotion and heroism? I give the movie 2 thumbs up. Will consider catching the version narrated by Morgan Freeman in the cinemas.
Catching the preview at the Birdpark gave me a chance to have a short stroll around the grounds. I managed to catch the feeding of the penguins and also walked through the owl gallery (can’t remember the exact name of that exhibit). Very delightful, even if walking pass the squawking parrots meant suffering an aural assault.
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