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Galapagos (IMAX)
Actors: Kenneth Branagh, Carole Baldwin, John E. McCosker, David Pawson, Mathias Espinosa
Directors: Al Giddings, David Clark
Genres: Action & Adventure, Educational, Documentary
NR     2002     0hr 40min

A marine biologist from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History leads this astonishing expedition to the Galapagos islands, a world that is still relatively new and evolving. Descending to depths o...  more »

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Actors: Kenneth Branagh, Carole Baldwin, John E. McCosker, David Pawson, Mathias Espinosa
Directors: Al Giddings, David Clark
Creators: Andrew Kitzanuk, Reed Smoot, Al Giddings, David Clark, James Lahti, Andrew Gellis, Barry Clark, Laurence P. O'Reilly, Peter Guber
Genres: Action & Adventure, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Educational, Biography, IMAX
Studio: Imax
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/06/2002
Original Release Date: 10/27/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 10/27/1999
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 0hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
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Movie Reviews

Stunning, but stunningly disappointing....
Bunny Man! | Seattle, WA USA | 08/19/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"If for you the remarkable things about the galapagos include the iguanas, tortoises, and finches, you will be disappointed in this program. After a cursory glance at the earth- and air-borne species, the camera goes underwater and examines fish. The imagery is lovely, but we are NOT seeing those creatures which have made the galapagos famous! A fairer title would have been "OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS AROUND THE GALAPAGOS AREA."No quibbles with the glory of the presented creatures, but we had been expecting much more about what makes these islands unique!"
Waste of money
mkaminski13 | Kansas | 03/19/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The title is misleading - it is not about Galapagos Islands, as I expected but mainly shows boring underwater pictues. I do not recommend buying this DVD. It the same waste of money that I suffered buying IMAX Antarctica."
Does not do the Enchanted Islands any justice...
Vasco V. Baselli | Ecuador | 08/24/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Used to some great IMAX productions, I was very keen on seeing this production, but was very disapointed with the cinematic result of such a large and costly undertaking. The production was marred with challenges, including reduced flora and fauna after a devastating El Nino and the tragic death of two team members. I fully understand that these and other circumstances diminished the amount of quality footage the crew was able to obtain during their 8 weeks in the Enchanted Islands, however, I would have hoped for a documentary that truly introduces these natural marvels to the viewers instead of focusing on a very superficial plot of a marine biologist getting her thrills in exploring the deep ocean floor surrounding the islands in a submarine. There is so much to tell and show about these islands that a one hour program will never be able to do it justice, however I would have expected a better effort in documenting the uniqueness of the flora and fauna and the history of the islands, including the dangers presented to them through fishing, over population and introduced species. I sincerely hope that in the near future a producer finds the courage to do these islands justice by returning with an IMAX team to film a documentary that will allow the world to share the wonders of the Enchanted Islands - maybe he will want to call it "IMAX - Galapagos Revisited""
B. Jones | Georgia | 04/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I was disappointed with this movie. The director had an interesting, unique environment he could have pointed his camera toward - the island's vegetation and wildlife are the two things I had hoped to see. Instead the first half of the movie is focused on a woman biologist's bare legs, and the second half is focused on the people and the sub retrieving deep water marine life.

Perhaps the film is targeted toward younger audiences which the director feels can't assimilate more than a few species of animals, birds, and fish.

For an IMAX feast for the eyes, I recommend Amazon. It's scenic and informative."