Michele Hall
Adam Markovitz
February 18, 2009 AT 05:00 AM EST

Under the Sea 3D

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
G
runtime
40 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/13/09
director
Howard Hall
distributor
Warner Bros.
genre
Documentary

We gave it a B

Director Howard Hall spent over 100 days lugging a 1,300-pound IMAX 3-D camera around the South Seas to film this underwater doc, which offers up dazzling ocean creatures in calmly shifting scenes that could double as the world’s most expensive screensaver. Even Jim Carrey’s narration is free of his usual antics; ?he mostly sounds like a science teacher reading a copy of National Geographic Kids to a ? class of grade-schoolers. But it’s impossible not to be wowed by some of the images in Under the Sea 3D, ?the coolest of which — shimmering cuttlefish and ghostly, spaceship-like jellyfish — are a nice ?reminder that, even in the age of CG wizardry, the best special effects still come straight from Mother Nature. B

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