Deep Blue

MPAA Rating: G

Entertainment: +2

Content: +4

With exquisite photography and music, this documentary narrated by Pierce Brosnan reveals the mysteries and inhabitants of the vast ocean: a half million albatross gathering on one small island during mating season, a feeding frenzy as flocks of birds dive deep into a silver mass of sardines, and sharks racing after the birds with the sardines in third place. The circle of life for the thousands of ocean species is a constant battle of survival. Naive sea lions enjoying the warmth of summer swim in the ocean, soon to be attacked by giant whales lurking nearby. At the Arctic Circle, whales are the prey as polar bears spot a pod trapped under the ice, crowding into a small whole allowing them to vent their spouts. Beautiful coral reefs are prime real estate for thousands of bright colorful fish and tiny sea creatures.

Gods majesty explodes onto the screen, reminding us, Everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory (Romans 11:36). While man has become fascinated with outer space, theres much yet to be discovered in the underwater world. The latest explorations of marine biologists are getting the publics attention and educating us about the rich resources inhabiting the ocean. The G rating indicates its suitable for all ages, but young children may get restless and upset when the whales attack baby sea lions, tossing them in the air like rag dolls before killing them. Also, a killer whale snatches a blue whales cub, and the mother whale watches her baby as it is destroyed. These incidents are not gratuitous but may be too harsh for young children. Deep Blue is informative and beautiful.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Several times moderate (predators attack weaker species, some blood shown when young whale killed, sea lions attacked by whales)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Harsh reality of marine life

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Ages 6 and Older

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