CRIMSON WING: THE MYSTERY OF THE FLAMINGOS
MOVIE: **1/2 (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: *** (out of 5)
BY KEVIN CARR
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Another installment from DisneyNature, which was released with the film “Oceans,” “Crimson Wing: The Mystery of the Flamingos” tells the story of how these beautiful birds live in a hostile environment and persevere with the miracle of life.
WHAT I LIKED
When I was just a toddler, my parents took me to the Columbus Zoo, where they have always had a sizeable flamingo exhibit. I was fascinated by these colorful birds, and to this day, I don’t miss a chance to check them out. They are beautiful creatures.
“Crimson Wing” gives a nice insight into the birds in the wild, and putting them up against the backdrop of Lake Natron in Tanzania, which is hostile and toxic to most other living creatures, it’s really cool story. “Crimson Wing” is a relatively self-contained documentary that isn’t as encompassing as “Earth” or “Oceans,” but it’s a neat story nonetheless.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
My only problem with this movie is how small in focus it is. The imagery is great, and the colors are vibrant on the high definition television, but the scope of the film is a bit lacking. At a scant 78 minutes, this could have easily been bundled on the “Oceans” DVD rather than being sold as its own feature.
The Blu-ray comes with the DVD for portable use. The Blu-ray features include “The Crimson Wing” screensaver, filmmaker annotations and two featurettes: “Lake Natron Diaries: Behind The Crimson Wing” and “Living Planet.”
WHO’S GOING TO LIKE THIS MOVIE
People fascinated by pink flamingos (the real ones, not the ones in trailer parks).