Cosmic Voyage [IMAX]
Entertainment: +1
Acceptability: -1/2

Narrated by noted actor Morgan Freeman, this NASA-sponsored film takes audiences on an amazing, educational journey about perspective, particularly in the large-screen format, as it zooms from telescopic to microscopic extremes. Expanding by powers of ten, the film starts with a one-meter circle of performers in Venice surrounded by a ten-meter circle of spectators. Multiplying the distance by ten each time, the sights quickly travel to the edges of our solar system and beyond. Sliding back down the scale, the story then takes viewers into the negative powers of ten as it exams the microscopic world in a drop of pond water. Starting with amoebic creatures in the drop, the journey travels down to the sub-atomic chaos of speeding quark particles. Part scientific photographs, part computer graphics, the film explores the tremendous scale and complexities of our amazing universe. However, the narration explains creation through the Big Bang theory and refers to the elements of trans-species evolution theory as if they were scientific fact. This subtle, misleading teaching is a major flaw in an otherwise remarkable movie experience.

Preview Reviewer: Paul Bicking
Distributor: IMAX, 3003 Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: None
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: None
Other: Big Bang and Evolution Theories presented as fact
Running Time: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All ages

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