I tend to like Disneynature documentaries, and this is one of the ones that I had seen before, but it was a few years ago when it came out. As such, I remembered very little about it.
As expected, the nature cinematography is beautiful. It captures some beautiful shots of the animals/insects/flowers, and even some shots are extremely creative, such as a shot inside a flower. The documentary is also extremely informative and interesting, giving the audience a lot of facts to learn.
The thing that I didn't particularly like about the film was its tone. The documentary was about pollination, however the writing and narration by Meryl Streep presented it in a romantic, almost sensual type of way, referring to pollination as mating and such. I can definitely understand why this documentary was pushed out direct-to-DVD as opposed to as one of their theatrical releases.
So overall, "Wings of Life" is a well-made informative documentary, however the tone can be a bit uncomfortable.
Wings of Life
Big Tuna's Rating: A-
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix in a class.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: No.
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