Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet (IMAX) – Film Review

What I love about viewing films in IMAX is that you always seem to discover and learn something new. In most documentaries about the ocean, there is music playing whilst you watch fish swim and dolphins jump about happily. Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet changed my perspective completely about life in the ocean.

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet explores the depths of the oceans with science and technology helping us go further and discover more about our planet than ever before. It follows various creatures such as dolphins, octopus and otters, has incredible cinematography, narrating by Kate Winslet and incredible music by Hans Zimmer.

The film is dramatic, educational and absolutely my favourite documentary screened at IMAX to date. My favourite scene would be one following a clever octopus that disguises itself with seashells to look like a rock and hide from its prey. I was also surprisingly fascinated to learn that fish actually ‘talk’ to each other in the water, with microphones picking up sounds that seemed quite similar to the noises that birds make.

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet may be only 45 minutes long, but is it visually stunning, smart, mesmerising and delightful. I left the cinema in awe, wanting to know more about our oceans and wishing that the film was longer.

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