Film review by Steve Duffy –
Disneynature’s all-new feature film Penguins is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.
Directors Alastair Fothergill and Jeff Wilson shine the spotlight on one young penguin, named Steve, who is making the 100-mile journey into adulthood and becoming a parent.
Ed Helms narrators the adventures and struggles of Steve perfectly heartwarming constructed story.
There are a few nail-biting moments that even stressed me out, but the movie does avoid any traumatic moments that may really happen in nature.
Music is a big part of this story. The mix of 80’s rock/pop hits adds to both the entertaining and educational theme of Steve’s journey.
Penguins is full of stunning scenery and nature facts that will leave your head spinning, in the good way. framed in a heartwarming yet predictably constructed narrative.
Runtime: 76 minutes