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These Birds Were Made for Walking

By Davis Ryan Cook, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Beautiful nature docu has much info, some animal violence.

Movie PG 2020 30 minutes
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These Birds Were Made for Walking constructs a half hour filled with beautiful camerawork, quippy dialogue, biology, history, ecology, and more. Like other Curiositystream documentaries, it maintains beautiful camerawork and lush, world-immersing sounds to bring the viewer out into the world of some other species that the viewer might not have even known about yet. Explaining facts like how the separation of the supercontinent Pangea into smaller continents gave way to divergent evolution among the flightless ratite bird, the documentary accounts for a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating collection of enriching sights and sounds.

The usual problem with nature documentaries like this one is that it might be simply not interesting for many possible viewers unless those viewers are already interested in biology and/or ecology. The same holds true for These Birds Were Made for Walking, although the wealth of humor and beautiful production and educational information that it packs into a half hour should hold viewers' attentions better than other nature documentaries.

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