The UK’s BBC (British Broadcasting Company) has an unrivalled history of producing high quality and ground breaking natural history documentaries, and on this repect, ‘Our Earth 2’ is no different.
Seen on the big cinema screen with a decent sound system, their well-honed formula of life and death and its near survival by all manner of cute and carnivorous beats is still a visual feast. However where it might all start to feel a bit familiar is if you’ve already watched many of the BBC’s previous nature documentaries or have a Netflix account.
For families looking avoid non-traumatising or derivative action flicks, ‘Our Earth 2’ definitely represents a safe visit to the cinema.
You see ‘Our Earth 2’ is a cut-down version of the BBC’s signature ‘Planet Earth’ series. Professionally glued together from previous TV episodes, ‘Our Earth 2’ feels as though it is expressly aimed at those new to the BBC or those without a UK television license. In other countries, like America, where they have neither the pedigree nor the budget for natural history documentaries, a film release like ‘Our Earth 2’ makes smart business sense. For families looking avoid non-traumatising or derivative action flicks, ‘Our Earth 2’ definitely represents a safe visit to the cinema.
However, that all said, if you have a Blu-ray player or similar, you might be better off visiting the original series which make the BBC what it is – a bastion of natural history excellence. Plus, you’ll get Sir David Attenborough’s peerless narration – an essential thread to any natural history documentary.