I am sure most of you have seen this funny and touching movie, March of the Penguins. If you haven’t seen it, you must. Emperor penguins are fascinating creatures. They are such loving, sacrificial mates and parents. God is definitely evident through His creation.
We watched this movie Saturday. The first thing the girls want to know when we watch something is if it is real or pretend. We told them this is a true story about Emperor penguins. As we began watching, we giggled as the cute little things waddled through the snow and then decided it was easier to skid on their tummies. Our six year old, Jessica, began to get worried however, as you could see them fighting for survival and struggling against the odds to hatch a chic. At one point, one of the moms was eaten by a seal. Jessica could handle it no longer, as she burst into tears. Later one of the eggs rolls out from the dad’s feet and immediately freezes and cracks open in the bitter cold. Poor Jessica buried her head and wept. The most upsetting part was when a bird attacked several of the babies. She cried out, “I wish they didn’t have such hard lives!”. By the end of the movie her eyes were swelled up and red from crying so hard. She said she never wants to see that movie again. She has such a sensitive heart! It was really sweet.
It’s practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.â€ Joe Moore
March of the Penguins, … the motion picture this summer that most passionately affirms traditional norms like monogamy, sacrifice and child-rearing.â€ Michael Medved