Oceans (2009) - Documentary, Drama

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An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

IMDB: 7.8
Director: Jacques Perrin
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Length: 84 Minutes
PG Rating: G
Reviews: 5 out of 45 found boring (11.11%)

One-line Reviews (40)

Enjoyable to watch despite all this.

Stunning, without being too political .

I mean some scenes were utterly breathtaking.

Enjoyable without being unnecessarily depressing .

The common aspect of these two pervasive aspects, of the exotic and of the symbolic, is the entertaining effect on the viewer, and that's probably what the movie is ultimately aiming at.

The voracity of the battles for life is engrossing.

This is a good move as the stunning underwater cinematography is left to do all the talking, or in this context, to speak in silence to the viewer.

Shots of penguins lunge up out of the ocean through cracks in the ice still look just as fresh and exciting as they did before in other documentaries.

In other words, this French film is simply gorgeous and offers breathtaking scene after breathtaking scene.

I like nature documentaries just as much as the next person, likewise with my sister, and I found Oceans to be visually stunning and fascinating to watch.

Indeed, the visuals overshadow the narrative, despite Pierce Brosnan evocative line readings.

Overall, fascinating and a feast visually.

All the same, the movie is clearly worth viewing, simply for the stunning, beautiful images.

This was an absolutely beautiful, breathtaking, ultimately heartbreaking Disney nature documentary.

I recommend front seat than back seat so you can feel 'immersed' into the ocean.

Overall I found the movie beautiful and entertaining.

Absolutely stunning.

The point of this movie is to show kids the wonderful diversity of life in the oceans while raising awareness what's being done to them in a way thats entertaining and nice looking.

An absolutely fascinating, breath taking, thrilling experience for the whole family.

Visually stunning, subtle, very recommended.

The majesty of the sea creatures is awe inspiring.

" But to present-day adults, this is an unintentionally depressing bore of a movie.

Just relax, enjoy breathtaking view, free yourself from Hollywood special effects or thinking too much about why the plot is so stupid.

Other than when identifying the animals, the narration is not very informative and quite pointless - full of trite, empty comments.

There are several actors one can choose to do a compelling narration - you do not have to choose the very same one.

The camera work and photography are incredible, the montage is very effective, alternating slow and fast paced sequences.

However, the narration is flat, and empty.

The animals are a joy, ranging to cute to menacing it was fascinating learning about them.

Very interesting topic but very boring .

However, there is something dry and clichéd about his narration, translated from the more poetic and lyrical French, which is delivered in bored and distracted tones by Brosnan.

visually quite stunning, especially when seen on the big screen .

While the film looks absolutely stunning and the English language version very soothing thanks to the lovely narration by Pierce Brosnan, it's also a bit of a confusing film.

Pierce Brosnan's voice just seems wrong for the movie: dull, tired.

Confusion over two versions of "Oceans" .

Visually stunning, subtle, dreamy .

Still, it is worth watching.

The best part is that the film remains a humble length and resists growing ploys for self-indulgence.

The result is visually quite stunning, especially when seen on the big screen.

Even tough the narration is less informative and sounds a bit strange because it is translated from French, but I believe the stunning visual needs less speech.

It's such a waste that so much effort, talent and breathtaking imagery can just be flittered away in such a pointless dramatisation when the images speak for themselves.