Movies: Love in a Very Cold Climate

Review: March of the Penguins

Penguins, as we all know, are the most readily anthropomorphized of all birds. They totter about upright, with their flipper arms and their tuxedo markings. We also learn from Luc Jacquet's March of the Penguins that they are, like an ever increasing number of humans, serially monogamous. Every year emperor penguins meet, mate and remain faithfully bound--at least until their single offspring is walking and squawking.

But these are animals that suffer for their families. They're obliged to trek some 70 miles to their breeding ground (where the ice is thick enough to support the enormous colony). There they all...

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