Sacred Planet
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Directed by Jon Long, this 45-minute IMAX production travels across the globe not only in an attempt to instill a proper sense of awe, but also to encourage the preservation of the environment as a whole. Among the locations highlighted are the mountains of Vancouver, New Zealand's white sand beaches, the deserts of Namibia, the canyons of Arizona and Utah, and the Alaskan wilderness. In addition to the landscapes, animals and people indigenous to the areas are highlighted in an effort to showcase the ecological and biological diversity of the planet. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Avoids polemic in favor of simply showing the many splendors we may yet lose forever."
‑ Bob Townsend, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A feast for the senses. It's also one from the heart."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"...generally possesses the feel of a hopelessly dry education video..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Images are very pleasing, but only a few actually take your breath away. Still, this should provide a good springboard for conversation into civilization & environmentalism."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Feels simplistic and a little condescending."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An Imax feature that is dazzling yet superfluous."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A fine thing for families and school groups."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"neglects to let the star, the planet, do the talking"
‑ Keith Breese, Filmcritic.com
"The images are what carry this 40-minute exploration of the nooks and crannies (and cultural disparities) of our earth."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"A by-the-numbers ecology film that's full of pretty images of Mother Earth strung together with precious little imagination, originality or enthusiasm."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A repetitive, globe-hopping Imax project that dresses up well-known ecological truisms with pretty nature photography."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Sacred Planet is a kind of Koyaanisqatsi for kids."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"The imagery is stunning, the message urgent."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"The images are enthralling, as per usual with the giant IMAX format, and cover Alaskan glaciers, the desert Southwest, the jungles of Borneo, Thailand, the African plains, and the shores of New Zealand."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
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