Friday, April 4 2014, 12:19 PM MDT
Movie Review: Island of Lemurs - Madagascar
3.5 out of 5 Stars
Director: David Douglas
Recommended To: Those interested in seeing a beautiful documentary about an animal most of us don’t really know anything about.
Synopsis: Dr. Patricia C. Wright is on a mission to protect the remaining lemurs, an endangered animal that came to Madagascar millions of years ago.
Review: I typically love IMAX documentaries. The cinematography is often gorgeous and in recent years the use of 3D has been mind blowing. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is no different in that regard, but when it comes to the weight of the narrative something seems to be missing. The information, particularly early on in the film, is quite interesting. I knew very little about lemurs going into the film and left the theater with a whole new understanding and appreciation for them as a species. It just wasn’t nearly as engrossing as Born to Be Wild or Hubble 3D and is more on par with Under the Sea 3D. Considering the film is only 40 minutes long it’s a perfect length for parents looking to introduce their children to animal documentaries.
-Ryan Michael Painter