"Born in China" is a documentary that follows several Chinese animals over the course of a year. You'll see pandas, snow leopards, monkeys and more during this year and the species are spread throughout the rural portions of the country. I have seen several of the recent Disney nature films and have been, up until now, quite impressed. The cinematography is always amazingly good--much like the "Planet Earth" films narrated by David Attenborough. However, I was not that impressed by "Born in China" because although the film looks great, it's completely undone by innane narration. Why is it so bad? First, much of the time it's completely unnecessary and the footage would be much better if they simply played the music and had no narration. Second, much of it is stupid...ascribing human emotions on animals or trying to make a cute story instead of giving the viewer information about these lovely Chinese animals. It's as if the producers don't trust the viewers to be smart enough to simply enjoy the footage but need a cute story in order to keep their attention! Third, the narration is non-stop and just plain annoying! I truly wish they had a version complete with the lovely music but without a single line of narration! But instead we have a lovely looking film that is vapid and, at times, quite annoying.
Born in China
Born in China
Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.
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April 7, 2019