March of the Penguins

PenguinHave 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.






7 responses to “March of the Penguins”

  1. Michael Kelly Avatar

    Yup. Pretty much my thoughts exactly.

  2. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Glad to know I wasn’t alone in feeling that way, Michael. 🙂

  3. Rick Bowes Avatar
    Rick Bowes

    Penguin hater!

  4. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    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. 😉

  5. Dave Schwartz Avatar

    No wonder the Christian right loved it so much!

  6. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    They do seem to like to see living things suffer, don’t they?

  7. Karen M Avatar

    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.

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