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August 13, 2007

Farce of the Penguins - 5

Bob Saget has written and directed the crass and crude commentary to footage of penguins that was at least partly running though your head when you were watching March of the Penguins. Samuel L. Jackson is the narrator, and voices are the likes of Saget, Tracy Morgan, Lewis Black, and Christina Applegate, with minor roles for Dane Cook and Norm MacDonald. The film has a similar structure to episodes of Family Guy and this film is definitely not "family friendly." What makes this film funny is the fact that documentaries about animals usually give them human characteristics and portray animals as perfect, while this film differs by inventing animal characters that are as bad as humans. This film works as a counter argument to the near worship of nature found in most films about the natural world.

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