Wild Africa 3D (IMAX) – Film Review

Wild Africa 3D is a BBC Earth documentary presented in IMAX.

Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, audiences are taken on an adventure through epic landscapes to distance seas. The film addresses the unyielding terrains of Africa and how the creatures learn to live and survive in these seemingly impossible circumstances.

With visions that we otherwise wouldn’t normally see, the film shows us unique and impressive cinematography from time-lapse blooming flowers, gushing waterfalls, macro close-ups of desert hopping lizards, clever hungry crocodiles, vibrant flocks of flamingos, to underwater footage of swimming elephants.

What I loved about this film is that it shows viewers a version of Africa that is untouched by humans, focusing more on the power of mother nature, the wildlife and how they work together. While the film is only 45 minutes long, it doesn’t feel short. I felt very satisfied after viewing this documentary, yet at the same time, I found myself leaving the cinema wanting more.

My favourite scene in the film would be when the trekking elephants finally reach their destination and start swimming. It helped that the scene was accompanied by Coldplay’s “Life In Technicolor II” which is a beautiful song by a band that I adore, but let us not shy away from the beautiful, incredible footage nonetheless.

Wild Africa 3D is a light-hearted but visually stunning film. I highly recommend a viewing as it is one of the most enjoyable documentaries that I have seen at IMAX in a long time.

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