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  • Summary: The first film in the Disneynature series, Earth, narrated by James Earl Jones, tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their amazing journey across the planet we all call home. Earth combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the mostThe first film in the Disneynature series, Earth, narrated by James Earl Jones, tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their amazing journey across the planet we all call home. Earth combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planet's wildest and most elusive creatures. (Disneynature) Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. This super-duper deluxe nature documentary clearly aims to recruit young viewers as conservationists.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    80
    A ravishing distillation of the BBC/Discovery series "Planet Earth," docu brings to the large screen memorable images that cried out on TV for the full movie-going experience.
  3. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    80
    The ascribing of emotions to these critters can get a little Lion King-ripe at times. But the filmmakers have filled in around their "family" narratives with footage that is breathtaking enough on a towering screen -- and you should find the biggest one possible -- that it is hard to object too strenuously.
  4. 75
    It requires only four words to describe Earth: glorious photography, annoying narration.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephen Farber
    70
    Although Earth falls short of its potential, it still contains enough glorious photography to please its target audience.
  6. This first feature from Disney's new nature division has an encyclopedic reach and spectacular footage shot by more than two dozen crack cinematographers.
  7. Reviewed by: Justin Berton
    50
    For adults, Earth misses the mark of riveting storytelling. Earth crams in the dramatic adventures of several species (including penguins) - with the result that it comes up short on telling one really good story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. AlD
    Apr 30, 2009
    10
    I saw this on the big screen and was in awe. A nature documentary that is simply the best of its genre.
  2. Feb 6, 2012
    10
    Very wonderful movie that is sure to get children to care about animals and the environment. We need to militantly raise a generation ofVery wonderful movie that is sure to get children to care about animals and the environment. We need to militantly raise a generation of eco-warriors to save our planet and put the lives and welfare of animals before ourselves. Expand
  3. JayH
    Aug 28, 2009
    6
    What is it with Disney and animals being killed or dying in films? It's like an obsession - from Bambi to Old Yeller to this. I love What is it with Disney and animals being killed or dying in films? It's like an obsession - from Bambi to Old Yeller to this. I love nature documentaries, but I want to feel enthralled with the beauty, not the heartache of killing and death. I realize it's part of the natural cycle, but I don't have to be hit over the head with it either. Needless to say, I was disappointed. The cinematography is magnificent though. The score is a bit overdone. Cheer up Disney. Expand
  4. BarbaraP
    Apr 24, 2009
    5
    10 for photography, 3 for editing--too many animals, no real focus. It was easy to space off in the middle. Winged Migration and March of the 10 for photography, 3 for editing--too many animals, no real focus. It was easy to space off in the middle. Winged Migration and March of the Penguins are so much better. Expand
  5. JoshP
    May 21, 2009
    5
    Earth's narration is cleared geared towards seven-year-olds, and there are perhaps eight facts in the entire movie. Clips are often Earth's narration is cleared geared towards seven-year-olds, and there are perhaps eight facts in the entire movie. Clips are often shown with no explanation as to what or where they are. The footage is still spectacular, but in Planet Earth, it was arranged and presented far better than in Earth. I suggest that you watch the original Planet Earth series if you liked Earth and haven't ever seen Planet Earth--it's far better, in my opinion, and David Attenborough is awesome, of course. On another note, people who don't believe in global warming...funny stuff. Thanks, P K, for brightening my day! Collapse
  6. TDKinDallas
    Apr 24, 2009
    5
    Already saw it on TV. I was hoping that there was going to, at least, be some new footage focusing on the "three animal families", but there Already saw it on TV. I was hoping that there was going to, at least, be some new footage focusing on the "three animal families", but there was not. Rehash of Planet Earth that is still worth seeing on the big screen (XD3 baby!!) if you are a fan. What really ***** is they show you a preview for earth oceans that looks really good, but comes out "earth day" next year!!!! What's the deal???? Expand
  7. AlexR
    May 7, 2009
    0
    This movie sucked balls. all they did was just take the footage from Planet Earth (BBC Series) and say they filmed it. Disney is such a This movie sucked balls. all they did was just take the footage from Planet Earth (BBC Series) and say they filmed it. Disney is such a butthole. "What's all this I hear about not wearing the Purity rings, ha ha" - Mr. Mouse. Expand

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