23 February 2011 | generic_elias
Great visuals but show rather than tell
I went to a free screening of Last Lions in Seattle and enjoyed the film. The visuals were great, music was interesting, and it really felt like you were sharing the experience.
But anthropomorphizing the main character, in this case a female Lion, didn't really seem warranted. This wasn't written for children, was it? Yes, it's helpful as scientists or experts to explain the behavior to the audience, objectively. It's not helpful saying what a lion is feeling and their motivation. I can see for myself the motivation of an animal.
In additional, I feel it could have been much better without Jeremy Irons reading a cheesy script. Some of the lines were fairly cliché. Well crafted English doesn't have to be ornate and baroque. Let the Lions be the poetry.