''Down here,'' intones the film's narrator, Pierce Brosnan, ''it's like nature has given anything a try.''
"On a clear night, the ocean draws her secrets close," goes Pierce Brosnan's sonorous narration for Oceans, the latest Earth Day docu-spectacle (following last year's Earth) from Disneynature. In time for an Earth Weekend matinee, Disney's Oceans opened in wide theatrical release on Friday. It's G Rated.
Photographed in locales around the world, from the corals of the Great Barrier Reef to the dwindling ice floes of the North Pole, Oceans doesn't stay in one place -- or with any one creature -- for too long. In stark contrast to Earth, which linked fully formed vignettes with larger stories of migration, there doesn't seem to be an organizing principle at work here. Directors Perrin and Cluzaud just cast their net out over four oceans and gather in all the marvels they can snare, whether it's the contours of a humpback whale in Alaska or the luminous "silk scarves" of a blanket octopus in Australia. Read More on NPR >>>