Monday, April 30, 2018
The Serengeti Rules (2018) Tribeca 2018
The premise of the film is that there are certain keystone animals.If you remove them from any environment then nature goes out of balance and one species will begin to run the table potentially to the point of destruction. We look at people who have investigated the keystone idea and see what it means and how nature can be readjusted and brought back into balance.
A lot of great images covers up for not a lot of information. Yes, we learn what it all means but there isn't much beyond the basics. To be certain that's going to be all that most people are likely to retain but at the same time I really wish there was a bit more here than "Keystone animals are vital and if you remove them everything collapses." and "Sometimes things can be adjusted". There wasn't anything here I didn't know or couldn't work out from the basic information we are given.
While not a bad film, there really isn't much here beyond the images, which are stunning. Frankly the one thing you will remember are the images, probably the otters, and little else.