Parents' Guide to

Welcome to Earth

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Nature gets the Hollywood treatment in fun, intense series.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Engaging TV for the whole family!

My husband and I enjoyed this series as much as our 13 and 8 year old. Will is a funny, humble and thoughtful host, and the filmmaking is breathtaking. An excellent way to engage your kids in super cool scientific phenomena!

Is It Any Good?

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If nature's colors could glow more brightly, its sounds boosted with deeper bass, its depths plunged to terrifying bottoms, and heights shot higher, Will Smith and director and producer Darren Aronofsky (Mother!, Black Swan) are the ones to provide the jolt. In Welcome to Earth, exotic corners of the planet are filmed from electrifying angles, while Will Smith and a team of explorers attempt to discover sights and sounds not often captured by human senses.

Smith is Hollywood incarnate -- he has his own gravitational pull, his ego preceding him wherever he goes -- but there is some depth in the story that holds surprises. The visuals are stunning, capturing nature's perfect patterns: the volcanic crescendos of eruption, and silent, dark hues of the deepest ocean in successive sequences. Smith's own story comes through at times too, when he feels intimidated by a task in front of him, he admits to being frightened. There's enough educational material here that parents will see value in encouraging their families to watch. Kids will get swept into the sounds and sights of the planet's extremes. Humble it's not; but fascinating? It is.

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