Have you seen “March of the Penguins”? I missed it when it was released. I was still in Japan. But I’ve been watching lots of movies that came out in the two years I was gone lately, and tonight I remedied having missed this documentary about the mating life of penguins that it seems so many people were talking about when I got back. My thoughts upon watching this movie went in this order:
1. If I were born a penguin, I would pray to be captured and put in a zoo.
2. That’s not a march to mating grounds. That’s a death march.
3. I’ve watched apocalyptic films that were less bleak than this is.
4. Throw yourself at the seal and let it put you out of your misery.
Then a moment of stunned silence as the credits roll.
Yup. Pretty much my thoughts exactly.
Glad to know I wasn’t alone in feeling that way, Michael. 🙂
Not at all. Simply hate to see creatures in pain.
Incidentally, YSU’s mascot is a penguin. I suppose the connection must be the suffering to live thing. 😉
No wonder the Christian right loved it so much!
They do seem to like to see living things suffer, don’t they?
Aw damn! I thought it was going to be a cute movie about penguins. I’d been revving up to take J to see it. Maybe for now we’ll stick with Happy Feet.