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.