Cosmic Voyage [IMAX]

MPAA Rating: G

Entertainment: +1

Content: -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
IMAX, 3003 Exposition Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: None

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Big Bang and Evolution Theories presented as fact

Running Time: 30 minutes
Intended Audience: All ages

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