This week on Streaming Saturday, I thought I would share what I have been watching on Netflix, but I would suggest you make sure that your emotions are stronger than your stomach. This week, my movie choice is Hellboy (2004), and my series choice is Our Planet.
Guillermo Del Toro's 2004 adaptation of Dark Horse's comic, Hellboy, starring Ron Pearlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, amongst other star-studded actors, will forever be my favourite. Not only was Ron Pearlman perfect for the role, but he never needed to be anything but Ron; you really could see him as the real-life variant, if such a thing exists (which it does).
Selma Blair, who plays Liz, was a natural fit alongside Pearlman, and Doug Jones as Abe Sapien, solidified the film as the fan-favourite. Alongside all of this, the script was actually well written, the film's tempo was well-spaced, and the humanisation of Hellboy through Liz was incredible to see. If you haven't, do yourself a favour, and make sure you catch it before the week's stress consumes you.
Moving away from ass-kicking comicbook awesomeness, is a beautiful, amazing, and harrowing journey. With David Attenborough as your guide, you can't help but get lost in his voice as he explains the incredible intracacies of each biome on our planet. It really is wonderful to see how nature forms connections in places we never would have though possible, and to venture into places we never could. That is, until, he scolds you and the rest of humanity for messing it all up.
I imagine you can't picture Attenborough shouting at you through your TV, and he never really does, but he does sound like a parent that is just super-disappointed with his kids, and that's even worse. Our Planet brings to light how climate change is impacting each and every biome on Earth, with Attenborough emphasising the consequences of humanity's actions over the last 100 years. While it is still beautiful to watch all these creatures in the wild, from the ocean depths to jungle forests, it's even more heartbreaking when you physically see what we have done (especially Episode 2 - bring tissues). However, it is noted at the end of each episode how we can fix the mistakes that have been made, and what each of us can do - you can visit Our Planet's website for more info. It is truly one of the most incredible, and impactful, documentaries out there.
Let us know what you are watching this week, so that we may also binge on your glory!
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