Sub-vaudeville 1950s sitcom humor and a horrifically dated message about boys as heroes and girls as the heroes’ property. You know, for kids!
This gentle movie is about science as a human endeavor, as noble and contradictory and sometimes as wrenching a thing as making great art or journeying to unknown lands.
WHY IS THIS ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR?: C’mon, dancing baby penguins? You’d have to have a heart of stone not to find yourself wrapped up in delicious warm fuzzies by this movie. Cute overload! NO, SERIOUSLY, WHY?: Okay, managing to be this exceptionally cute without descending into goopy sentimentality would have … more…
Fluffy baby penguins dancing and singing and waddling around their world with wide-eyed wonder? You have to have a heart of stone not to be a puddle of goo after coming in contact with that.