Reviewed byrunamokprodsVote: 10/10/10
Terrific 6 hour documentary mini-series on the land and (mostly)animals of Africa's various geographic regions; from the ocean watersoff the Cape of Good Hope, to the stunning, endless Sahara desert.Fantastically photographed, as all these BBC nature series tend to be,and hosted with his usual humanity, passion and insight by DavidAttenborough. It's important to note that Attenborough is not justnarrating, but he writes his excellent verbal sections himself. Also,as with other BBC nature series, each of the 6 sections is accompaniedby a mini 'making of' documentary, which are often as fascinating andcompelling as the main program.
Everything 'educational' television should be. Fun, moving, beautiful,full of new information and animals you haven't heard or seen before -even if you've seen a lot of these docs - and reminding us of howimportant it is to save the amazing animals and wild places that strainunder the ever heavier pressure of the demands of the human species.Great for adults or any kids not too young to be frightened byoccasional honest (and sometimes heartbreaking) examples of animaldeath in the wild. And a great ad for the visual splendor of blu-ray.
Reviewed byRichard EagarVote: 10/10/10
David Attenborough's wonderful voice narrates another incredible BBCnature series. Planet Earth, Life, Frozen Planet, and now Africa, eachtakes us on a High Definition trip to some of the most amazing placeson Earth. If I had to choose one of these series as the winner for themost breath taking camera work, I would have to give the honour toAfrica! If I had one grouch about most nature series it would be in thegrisliness in showing predators bringing down and sometimes tearingapart their prey. Africa manages to show predators at work without theovert gore. The only thing that stymies me about all of theseincredible series is why they felt it necessary to release anAmericanized version of each with Sigourney Weaver, Oprah, Alec Baldwinand now Forest Whitaker narrating. Attenborough's narration is as clearand concise as ever, and I would think understandable by the Americanviewing public.
Reviewed byHeroBramVote: 10/10/10
David Attenborough does it again.I personally have been hooked on hisdocumentaries for more than a decade (pardon for being young) and Ihave to say no other man can come close to his interpretation ofnature's wonders.Since the flawless "Planet Earth", David has continuedto amaze with this interpretation and that certainly did not fail in"Africa".
Yes, we finally get to see more from Africa rather than just a big pileof desserts.The variety of climate changes,animal adaption and humanconstruction at its peak is displayed in the most brilliant way you candescribe.And of course the cruel fate of the residents due to climatechange and increase number of predators really gives you a heartbreaking image as to how bizarre and ferocious life can be when it'sinstinctively based on the three basic surviving methods,"Water,Food,Shelter".
In conclusion,I have to say that "Africa" ranks as one of the topdocumentaries ever done by BBC and that's saying a lot because BBC hasdone quite some documentaries which brought nature interpretation to awhole new levels.
Personal rank : 10/10.
Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.