The great Rift Valley in Africa, a 4,00 mile crack in the earth's crust. It is the result of continental fracturing that began some 20 million years ago. Volcanie eruptions, such as the spectacular eruption of Hawaii's Kil... more »auea Volcano featured in Genesis, are the results of powerful tectonic processes which are continually reshaping the earth's surface. From that early moment when a supernova explodes in a blast of light and sound, the Genesis audience doesn't just have a front row seat at the creation of the world. The audience is inside the creation itself and made aware in the most forceful ways that creation is still continuing.« less
"This is an IMAX movie about the genesis of the world - NOT A MUSIC VIDEO. Don't be misled - I was!!"
This is NOT the rock group GENESIS (gabriel collins..etc)
Paul H. | 08/30/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"don't be mislead by the 1st reviewer, if you buy this you will receive an IMAX film described as follows: Using astounding cinematography, this blue ribbon American Film Festival winner becomes an adventure in history and geology, bringing to life the events that shaped the globe by exploring evolving continental drifts."
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Of course this isn't a music video of the group Genesis! Why would IMAX do a music video? I haven't seen too many IMAX films but this would encourage me to see more. This film was very well done."
Paul H. | 04/21/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A bunch of untalented folks got together and made a film. Annoying orchestral music on a noisy soundtrack accompany a boring high-school lesson about plate tectonics. There was nothing interesting or compelling... the narration was dull. The music was also uninspired, and as soon as the film began I heard hiss over my speakers. The picture seemed to flicker and there was noticeable dirt and occasional spots on the film, which really surprised me. We're supposed to be impressed by a few shots of mountains and oceans, with helicopter blades in many shots? There are more impressive pictures in the latest National Geographic magazine! This film perhaps would have been impressive in the 80s, but not today!"
Well worth it
Paul H. | Michigan | 06/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hmmmm...I happen to like high school science if it is done well and I really enjoy watching this video with my 5 year old. It does sum up all the basic geography based on plate tectonics and I learned some very interesting human history as well (I never did understand what happened to the Minoan culture).
This movie certainly could have had better narration or better music, but it is still a great movie. It is entertaining, educational and has some simply wonderful shots of mountains, volcanos (above and below water), islands, etc. If you have a curious child of any age in your home, get this video. My daughter loves it and so do I!!"