Adventures of the Penguin King 3D
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Rex, a young King Penguin, has been away from his home for three years, learning to hunt in the wild oceans, but now he's back - in Penguin City. His mission: to find a mate, settle down and raise a chick. But can he survive the numerous predators and the harsh conditions on an isolated island at the bottom of the world? This is the journey of a typical bachelor King Penguin from awkward adolescent to accomplished adult. It's a family tale, of love and adventure, tragedy and triumph - all told through the charismatic and charming natural actors, the penguins of South Georgia. Stunning… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film is a klutzy rearrangement of documentary footage into a forced story arc narrated in first person by Tim Allen."
‑ Chris Packham, Village Voice
"Nature docu follows King penguin's quest to raise a family."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"There are some nice images of the teeming penguin population, and great fun to be had witnessing the love life, and indeed sex life, of penguins."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Despite having already seen March Of The Penguins a number of times, I still found this 3D documentary from Sir David Attenborough to be utterly fascinating."
‑ Alex Zane, Sun Online
"This mainstream theatrical release is inferior to its shorter educational-film cousin."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"The 3D film is a celebration of their remarkable tenacity with enough high dramas and cute moments to keep you enthralled."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Save the price of the 3D ticket and take them to the zoo instead."
‑ Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
"The 3D photography is shallow and muddy, although a David Attenborough voiceover helps sustain interest."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"There's little we haven't seen before, including farting elephant seals."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Sharp digital photography makes this Antarctic documentary worth a look for nature-movie fans, even though it's both childish and unoriginal."
‑ Rich Cline,
"David Attenborough's authoritative narration is preferable to the sonorous commentary read by Morgan Freeman in the English version of the French picture."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"It's not as epic as March Of The Penguins, or as stunning as the BBC's usual slo-mo nature porn - but with nary an animated tap dance in sight, it's still king of the 3D penguins."
‑ Paul M. Bradshaw, Total Film
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