MPAA Rating: G

Entertainment: +4

Content: +3

Disney documentary about life in the seas, narrated by Pierce Brosnan. Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film Earth, brings Oceans to the big screen on Earth Day, 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and Oceans boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath.

PREVIEW REVIEW: It’s a frustration to me. People will take their children to see Furry Vengeance, while ignoring Oceans. Why is that? Do they think kids will be bored with a documentary? Furry Vengeance was painful for me, and I suspect kiddies will get more of a kick out of the fun-pack of “good, nutritional” yum-yums parents will buy at the concession stand than the lazy, nearly inept filmmaking. Movies should be about wonder for little ones, not just crotch-hitting jokes. Oceans is all about wonder (for adults as well as their young charges). Unlike the 4-star Earth from last year, Oceans is spotty in its presentation. There are great moments, but it also seems slow-placed. That said, overall, it is joyful, amusing, touching, and captivating.

Rated G, there are some scenes that may frighten little ones, (best to have Mom or Pop with them), but I found nothing objectionable.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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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: None.

Running Time: 86 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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