What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this informative and engrossing documentary takes a close look at the Earth's oceans and the creatures that call it home. Expect scenes depicting these bodies of water in all their glory and reality, and animals finding their place in the food chain (sharks feasting on fish, for instance, accompanied by dramatic music). The movie contains fairly subtle pro-environment messages. Kids younger than about 6 might find the hour-and-40-minute movie too long.
- Families can talk about the message of the film. What was it? How did the movie get its message across? Did this movie change your opinion about the oceans?
- Talk about the sea creatures: Did you expect to see so many different kinds? How difficult must it have been to photograph them in their natural state? What goes into making a film like this? Did it make you want to learn more about the animals or the filming?
- This movie released on Earth Day. What do you think about the idea of Earth Day? Do you celebrate it, or do anything special on that day? What can you do to keep the environment healthy?