I know I told you all about the movie One Life and how I was SO excited to go see it! Well Wednesday night my mom, the boys, and I all headed out to the theater for some fun. We were the only people in the theater and it was like our own personal screening.
Now I can honestly tell you that I didn’t know what to exactly expect with this movie and how the boys would receive it, especially with them being so young. But man were they awestruck. I loved that they laughed, named animals after members of our family, and were SO into these animals. Not only were they amazed, but I sure was as well too. Some of these animals are straight up amazing and down right genius! When we left the movie, Ethan came home and HAD to tell Sam all about the Venus Fly Trap. Titus on the other hand was thoroughly impressed by the flying fish. He seriously laughed forever at that part! I left the movie thinking two things. One, I am truly amazed at the dolphins and their ingenious way of catching fish in Florida, and two, I was utterly offended by the giant tarantula plastered across the screen. In my opinion it is NEVER appropriate to show a spider at all, let alone on that large of a screen. Petrified!
We also received a fun DVD of Africa from BBC Earth, and the next night the boys were DYING to watch it. And by boys, I also include Sam in the mix. That kid was so bummed he couldn’t make it to the One Life premiere. So we had a picnic in the living room and camped out there with the movie.
This time the girls could also watch the movie and Paisley loved the sweet elephants! Again we had to name each animal a family member and that proved to be fun when we watched some giraffes straight up fight. Y’all I must tell you, I never thought of giraffes being the aggressive fighting type. But man they were whacking the crap out of each other with with their heads. I mean it was a knock down drag out and there was blood. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t gory and it actually seemed slightly funny to see the fight with their heads, but they meant business!
AFRICA is available on DVD and Blu-ray starting on February 26, 2013 so go out and get yourself a copy! It actually just finished airing on Discovery Channel (premiered January 8). The series was a Discovery Channel/BBC co-production. It was 4 years in the making across 27 countries. The crew used 553 cameras, spent 100 days on horseback and 601 nights in tents, and consumed 6,526 anti-malarial tablets! Of the 553 cameras used, only 8 were harmed in the making of Africa: 1 chargrilled, 2 eaten (by a lion and an elephant), 2 mini-helicam crashes & 3 drowned! How crazy is that?! Also the “Filming firsts” included the first footage of lizards hunting for flies on the backs of sleeping lions, as well as a new hunting behavior in chimpanzees (hunting for honey using 4 different tools).