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Life in Color with David Attenborough

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animals use color to thrive in gorgeous nature docu.

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Life in Color is unique in its focus, and the spotlight on color itself means that its subjects are often remarkably beautiful. In a slew of recent wildlife series, new technology has been offering a view to some of the most mysterious events in nature that humans would never otherwise see. But, like the recent Night on Earth and Earth at Night in Color, the series also feels limited by this new technology, capturing the only things it is able to see rather than all the things it wants to see. The result is two or three mind-blowing shots an episode, strung together with a lot of by-the-numbers filler -- Nature doc fans have likely already seen plenty of flocks of flamingos, or big cats hunting zebras. The series does excel at creating a captivating mosaic of how colors are used in nature. But as the technology continues to develop, Life in Color will almost certainly be outdone by another cutting-edge documentary.

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