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The Penguin Counters

Armed with low tech gear and high minded notions that penguin populations hold the key to human survival, Ron Naveen lays bare his 30 year love affair with the world's most pristine scientific laboratory: Antarctica. Famed as a place that wants you dead, this film follows a rag tag team of field biologists to some of the harshest corners of the planet, where they track the impact of climate change and ocean health by counting penguin populations. From the tip of Argentina to the ominous Deception Island, 'The Penguin Counters' is a treacherous, heart warming journey by a 21st century Dr. Doliitle who dreams of conserving this stunning but fragile region for future generations.

Running Time
1 hours 7 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Adventure, Documentary
Director
Harriet Gordon Getzels, Peter Getzels, Erik Osterholm
Writer
Harriet Gordon Getzels
Country
Antarctica, USA, Argentina
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about adventure «The Penguin Counters» (23)

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Samantha H.

The film "THE PENGUINS" is a great work of art. The viewer will be inspired and very impressed. The reason I give this film a 10 is because I believe that the movie can be better and more important than it actually is. The real director of this movie is Oliver Stone, the actor is David Suchet, the story is about a penguin that works in the US embassy in Cairo. This film is a total surprise and a must see for everyone. The film is a perfect combination of documentary and comedy. The penguins are portrayed very well and the scene in the European Union is very interesting. The director does not use any big musical numbers in the film but the music is very good. My rating is 10/10 because it is so excellent and I am sure it will become a great film.

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Christine

Not being a big fan of the book, this documentary did not really interest me. However, after viewing this documentary, I have become a fan of the book. This documentary gives the true story behind this book and brings you into the mind of the author. The documentary is not intended to be educational, but the whole story is told in the film. I would recommend this documentary to anyone who loves a good story and not just the book. I am not a big fan of documentary films, but this documentary is good. If you do not know the real story, you will probably like this documentary. You will also be in for a real treat watching this documentary. I also recommend the book to anyone who likes a good story, good acting, and a bit of mystery.

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Philip

So what's wrong with the movie? There's no story, no plot. The movie tries to be too cute. I think it's a very bad movie. First of all, the main character is a "big" bird and he doesn't speak much. It's almost like it was made for kids. You have to look at it like they didn't have a script. They just have to fill the little time with a lot of cute things. Second, they were talking about stuff that had nothing to do with the movie. For example, they were talking about how the bird can't speak. Why? Because he's a bird and he can't talk. Then they were talking about how a bird's beak is so beautiful. He is not a bird. There was some other thing, like a bird could talk. He couldn't talk, but he can speak. They couldn't even make him talk in the movie, so how could it be. Third, the penguins were so stupid. They should not have to live in the Antarctic. That would make it too cold for them. It would make it harder for them to find food, because they could not find it in the Arctic. They could have died, but they didn't. They didn't even have the heart to let them go. They did not show them how to find food. Then they could have found food in the Arctic, but then they wouldn't have been able to leave. Then they could have died. And the worst thing, they could have died, but they didn't. It was made for kids and not for adults. Fourth, there's no storyline. In the movie, there are some things that have nothing to do with the movie. They just show some scenes that are related to the movie, but they don't have a story. They just show some scenes and say that's related to the movie. Then they say that the movie has a storyline. And that's the end of the movie. Well, it's a movie, not a story. They made a story, but they didn't have a storyline. The best thing in the movie is the voice of Jim Henson. I love his voice, and he was one of the greatest voice in the world, but they didn't have a story. And I think it's so bad that it's better to have a good story. I would have loved it if they just made a good movie and not have to use the voice of Jim Henson.

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Doris Salazar

The movie has it all: great storytelling, great plot, great acting, great fun, great fun! The story is simple but very effective and the conclusion is a real treat. I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. I went with the preconception that the movie would be all fluffy, childish, and not very serious. It didn't. The movie made me laugh and it made me cry, and it made me feel good and it made me feel sad and it made me happy. It is not a fun movie to watch, it is a very serious movie to watch. It is a movie that anyone can watch and enjoy. I recommend this movie to anyone, because it is a movie you would want to have for the holidays. I will be seeing it again and I will be purchasing the DVD so I can add to the collection. I give this movie a 10/10. I am going to be seeing this movie again and again.

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Emily R.

I saw this film on the second day it opened at the Los Angeles Film Festival. And I loved it. It's both funny and moving. And it's so funny. And the best part is when the people are watching it and it goes on. I have to admit, I think this film is going to win an award and it's very deserving. I can't believe the people who did not like this film will be voting for it. It is a very good film and the people who disliked it are just not a part of the public at large. I think they just don't get it.

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Bruce Holmes

I feel I have to write a comment on this film as it is not a film to be missed, simply because it's so brilliantly presented and such a masterpiece in so many ways. It was filmed for 2 weeks in the middle of winter, and as well as filming everything you could imagine, they also had to take care with the lighting. I have to say that this film is one of my all time favourites. The set design, the wardrobe and the script are all incredible, and the film was shot in just 3 days, something which has never been achieved before. The snow is so real and there is no way of moving it away, and it is an incredible feeling to be on the streets of New York during the winter. I think that the film was shown in London and the other cities and countries where it was shown, and the people really loved the film. I know this was a massive film, and with the financial problems that have hit the film industry it is no wonder that this film has been so well received. But, just like all the other reviews I have read about this film, it does make me want to visit New York and see it in the real winter. I also want to thank the film makers for this fantastic film, I am a film maker myself and I cannot praise them enough, and I am so happy they have made this film and hope they continue to make more. This film is a very honest look into how the film industry is and the difficult situations that film makers have to face, the film makers who have to take risks in order to make a film, and the people who support the film makers as they go about their work. If you have not seen this film then I recommend you do as it will be an amazing experience.

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Doris

A completely different perspective on how the world of advertising was in the 30s. The main focus was on the relationship between Edgar and his son. This book would make you question the movie and the ads that have gone with it. A good start for a great book.

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Eric Meyer

I wish I had known about this documentary before I went to see the new Christopher Nolan movie. It would have been so much easier to look at the movie and get lost in it instead of trying to figure out what the heck is going on. I just got back from seeing it, and I am still trying to figure out what the heck is going on. The most glaring of the plot holes is that the protagonist doesn't seem to have any friends. She seems to have friends, but she isn't one. Her friend who is about to get married never tells her that she has a boyfriend. Why? What was the deal with that? Another big plot hole is that the heroine is not a writer, but instead a short story writer. That should have been pointed out in the beginning of the movie. The heroines writing is also terrible, and they seem to have their own personality, but for some reason the people they are writing about have no personality. The reason for this is that they were written by a writer with a different personality from her. Now, I realize that many people will not agree with this. I am just saying that the plot is so poor that it makes no sense. The plot should be logical. But to me, it just doesn't work. All of these flaws are in the movie. Now, I have to admit that the movie is not perfect. The best character is definitely the short story writer. She is just so great at creating characters. But, I think that the movie is definitely worth seeing. But, the biggest problem I have with the movie is that it is simply too long. I believe that I would be bored to death. I am sure that a shorter movie would have been much more enjoyable to watch. I would also like to say that I feel that this movie is the most important movie of the year, so far. The last movie that is worth seeing is La La Land. La La Land is great. And that is why I give this movie a 10 out of 10. I am very excited about the next Christopher Nolan movie. It is going to be good.

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Peter Moore

Hats off to the entire team. You have proved the film's worth over and over. The movie is like a great painting, what you see is what you get. The only difference is, the painting is only in your mind, not in your heart. You should see this movie at least once, it's a must. You will be glad you did.

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Bryan H.

A movie that has a lot to offer to everyone that knows about and loves The Penguin. It was all I wanted in my life!

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Christina Anderson

A Must-See for all who love animals and all who want to see how "good" animals are treated.

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Keith A.

I've never been a fan of James Whale. I think he is one of the most disturbing characters that has ever been put on screen. His "Animal Farm" is an appalling travesty that has to be seen to be believed. His "Kiss the Girls" is a disturbing piece of drivel. "The Penguin Counters" is a disturbing piece of drivel that I thought deserved better. It was a real eye opener. The director is a man I am deeply familiar with. I'm not a big fan of his work, but I've seen a number of his videos. I was afraid that this might be another piece of his twisted mind that was about to be revealed. It wasn't. I wanted to laugh out loud, but I couldn't. This is a real shame. The video is well worth watching. I have read other reviews that condemn it because it is too dark for some people. I think that's just sad that they can't appreciate the dark side of things. The movie is dark, but it is not for the weak-minded. It's for people who want to be enlightened, who want to know what's behind their surroundings. If you can watch it, watch it. If you can't, then you should be ashamed of yourself. You should have been ashamed of yourself. But you were not.

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Walter R.

This is one of those films that really changes the way you think about humans and what's right or wrong. It really changed the way I see things. I loved the movie and loved the documentary, they both really changed my view of the world. I would have never thought about the things I thought about the humans in the past and what they do and what they are doing. It makes you think about the world we live in and what we are doing and what is right or wrong. This film really did that for me. I have to say the film was very intense and hard to watch, but that's what makes this film so great. I really recommend it for anyone who loves documentaries and/or someone who is interested in the world of humans.

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Michelle

When I was a kid, I was introduced to the Penguin, a cartoon character. As I grew up I knew the story and the voice of the Penguin, the films that came out of this character. The director who is a comic book artist/writer/producer, the comics are the most successful thing in my life. In this documentary the creators and the animators talk about their creation of the classic characters and how it affected them. I could not understand the history of this film but the animators and writers did and talk about their experiences. The director talked about how he and the writers worked with artists and animators to bring the cartoon characters to life. I would recommend this film to anyone who loved the cartoon characters and wanted to understand the history of them.

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Anthony

In general, this is a very good documentary. But it suffers from a few major flaws that I can only identify as problems with the filmmaker's preparation for the project. There's a big black and white image of a large series of pages of text that reads: "The Penguin Counters." This really is the only thing that I can identify with. The other characters who speak on this page are people who have different opinions on these topics. The point of this is not to counter the opinions of these people but to point out that there are all kinds of opinions out there and that it's not always that clear who is right and who is wrong. That's really the whole point. This is a perfect example of how a film like this should be done. Instead of doing an hour of interviews with people with different opinions, the filmmaker should have a series of short, clearly written "penguin counters" that he/she writes and puts in each person's story. I think that the writer's experience working on the film should have been very, very valuable to the filmmaker. The filmmaker should have had the opportunity to work with the people he/she interviewed and then he/she could have done whatever he/she wanted with the information they provided. In a documentary, the producer should have the option to take notes and the filmmaker should have the option to edit and use that information. Instead of spending the time and money to do both, the filmmaker should have used the interviewees' experiences as his/her source material. Unfortunately, this is not the case with this film. The filmmaker uses this material as the source material, and I think that the film suffers from the same kind of problem that I mentioned above: the director and the writer have both not worked together to work out their differences and the director has a very small say on the way the film is edited and the filmmaker doesn't have the option to say, "No, that's not what I wanted to do. This is just a different way of doing things." It's the filmmaker's job to make it as he/she sees fit, and I don't think that he/she did that in this film. This is a minor problem, but it would have been a huge problem if the film had been edited as I would have liked.

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Craig Jones

The film is truly one of a kind. Very few films can bring such a detailed examination of the history of the world's most famous brand. The film covers everything from the early days of Penguin to the history of the people who are at the heart of the brand and their greatest triumphs and failures. It is the story of how the brand got started, how it was created, and how it is now a timeless icon of the people. This film will touch anyone with an interest in the brand or in the history of the world's most famous brand. It is an important story and I hope it will bring awareness to this important story. I was very happy with this film. It's a beautiful and detailed account of the brand and what it stands for and represents. I really hope the makers of this film will put it out on DVD soon.

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Russell Carpenter

Having been a fan of the book since I was a little kid I was thrilled to see this film, the writing and production are amazing and I think everyone should go and see it, i can't wait for the DVD to come out.

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Mary Griffin

This documentary looks at the Penguin counters from the "Kung Fu" movie, The Claw, The Howling and The Yawn, and compares them with today's best comic-book comics. The film does a good job of keeping the focus on the "real" meaning of the counter characters and not just the "geeky" aspects of them. The "geek" aspect of this film is just part of the fun. The counter-artists are mostly single mothers who are trying to make a living in the comic book industry. The film gives a bit of insight into what it takes to make a comic book, the challenges of drawing a comic book, and why they keep doing them. For those who are already a fan of comic books, it's even more fun to see what they draw when they go to the comic book store. I was amazed that some of the comic artists even know the comic books they are drawing! I'm sure that the "geek" audience will love it. There are some really funny moments, but not as many as I would have liked. I think that this film is great for the whole family to enjoy. The focus of this film is definitely not on the comic books themselves. Instead, the focus is on the people who love them.

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Grace

This documentary is like no other documentary I've ever seen. It takes a look at the lives of various penguins in Antarctica, from what they eat, how they use and breathe, how they're treated, how they keep warm, how they protect themselves, how they are hunted, etc. Basically, it's an excellent documentary that captures the beauty of the penguins and the atmosphere that surrounds them. But there's more than just the animals here. It shows how different kinds of people are also affected by the penguins' plight. The documentary is not just about the penguins, but also about their surroundings, as well. I'm sure you'll love this documentary as much as I did!

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Debra Davidson

I am surprised at all the negative reviews on this. I watched this just yesterday and have watched it twice since. It is definitely not for everyone but I felt like I learned a lot about the penguins and I'm sure it's educational as well. For example, when talking about the events in the 1980's, they told us what happened and how they were like when they were young. It was very interesting and the "mystery" of how they were like back then. They also taught us a lot about what makes penguins great, like penguins are great for their social nature, for example, that penguins don't have sex and don't show love for anyone. This film will be watched by many people and I am sure that it will educate everyone about the importance of penguins and how great of a creature they are.

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Donald

This documentary is a must for anyone who loves the classic story of the Penguin and his siblings. The setting is in South Africa. The filmmakers showed the photos of the oldest sibling's graves, the old king and the great monarch. The camera work is beautiful, the images and music are just wonderful. The editing is exceptional and the writing is superb. For a documentary it is quite a remarkable achievement. For a historical film, it is a brilliant piece of work. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it. If you have not seen it, I strongly suggest that you do.

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Peter Keller

This movie is about a group of people who have no time for being alive. These people have to survive on a deserted island for 10 days and get their asses out of their seats to do it. They have no money, no phone, no computers, and very little food. This is just the beginning of what they have to go through to get out of there. All of the stories are based on true events. This documentary is going to make you want to be a part of this group of people. You'll see that this documentary is not just about a bunch of people living on a deserted island for 10 days. This is also about some of the families who will be their replacement. This is a must see documentary that you won't regret. It's a must see documentary.

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Theresa

My favorite part of this documentary is when Oliver Hardy and the Penguin gang meet, with Hardy playing a rather animated and frenetic role, and Oliver Hardy in the middle trying to keep the mood light. Not only does Hardy play his character very well, but Hardy's voice is also hilarious in this film. The best scene in this film is when Hardy's character explains why Penguin Nation is not the greatest group of people in the world, or at least the most important to him, and then after Hardy's character answers his own question, Hardy breaks into a huge smile and says "No." Like I said, this film is one of my favorite documentaries of all time. It shows the world what people are really like, what they do and how they think, and that the rest of the world needs to stop believing in propaganda and all it really means. A fantastic documentary that is entertaining and heartwarming, and you won't want to stop watching it for days. 10/10