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[REVIEW] Forces of Nature (National Geographic)

We’ve recently become members of the Adventure Science Center. As a part of our package, we received complimentary tickets to the Sudekum Planetarium. I checked the movie options and thought that Forces of Nature by National Geographic looked pretty neat. Boy was I wrong. So, here’s my review in hopes that it will better prepare you for the show since I didn’t even think about looking up a preview before we attended.

For starters, if you believe in the biblical story of Creation, this movie presents a completely different picture. Within 10 seconds I burst out laughing at the absurdity of their explanation of how the earth was formed. Basically, the first 5 minutes left me and my hubby rolling our eyes. We had some explaining to do with tLG on the way home.

The documentary discusses volcanos, earthquakes, and tornados. The information they gave about each of these phenomena where pretty accurate from what I can tell. However, they paint the earth as a scary and volatile place. If you live near a volcano or along a known fault line, I’m sure this is possibly true but the film gave the impression that we should always be in fear of what the earth is going to do next. Not cool if you ask me.

I’m not sure if all of their movies are this way, but this one would not be good for those who are prone to motion sickness. I had to close my eyes quite a few times to make the dizziness stop.

The movie lasts about 45 minutes and I was pretty much thrilled when it was over. We had a great time together at the science center but I kinda wish we had chosen a different movie.

Have you seen it? What did you think?

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