Originally Posted by John Mason
Recall commenting here a few years back about the not-so-subtle international 'digs' at the U.S. within this otherwise superb film...Another good one: birds landing in a polluted city, wading through what looks like oily gunk.
Umm, do you know that was in Eastern Europe? At least that was what the subtitles said. But, I think of it as a truthful portrayal of the perils of these birds. I though the death of the penguin chick was more gruesome than what the hunters did. Though the 'dogfights' with the hawks were cool, if only less gruesome.
My friends and family have talked about it and I finally got a chance to see it. Very cool, I really liked the snow scenes, the geese and cranes in the desert was also amazing, and the clouds of starlings(?)--the Danish call them the 'black sun'
when they flock like that. Though the limits of MPEG were scene during scenes when the various flocks would take off.