And The Winner Of Kids Review Imax: Galapagos 3D Is…

by | Nov 30, 2015

Galapagos 3D: Nature's Wonderland

Congratulations to Hiram Helliwell, winner of the Kids Review IMAX! He gives Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland four out of five stars. Read Hiram’s winning review of our newest IMAX documentary.

I would definitely recommend this movie to a friend. It’s really detailed, but there’s not much of a story. The setting is many well inhabited islands in the Pacific Ocean far from most places on the earth. These volcanic islands are in 3 different stages: 1) newborn islands that are still erupting, 2) medium islands where there are lots of habitats, 3) old islands that are crescent shaped.

I learned many facts about lots of animals that live on the Galapagos Islands.

Spiders were the first to inhabit the islands. They got there by floating from the top of a branch. They made a thread that starts thick and round, then gets wide, thin, and flat. Then it takes off and floats on the thread.

There are different kinds of turtles on the islands. Some turtles like to hang out in the mud, some turtles have bumpy backs, some turtles have round backs so they can tread through plants easier.

Blue Footed Boobies are birds that try to convince others that their feet are better. They find mates by dancing.

Galapagos Cormorants have small wings and big bodies so they can’t fly anymore.

Marine Iguanas started as normal iguanas and then ended up in the ocean, but could survive without food for many months. Then when they arrived at the Galapagos Islands, they needed to eat the only leaf around which was seaweed. But to do that they needed to go underwater. They started to go underwater for only a few minutes, but they adapted so they could stay underwater for up to an hour! This is the most interesting fact to me because I think it would be hard for a human to change that same way. Another adaptation that helped them to snack more is their mouths got smoother. But when they went underwater to eat seaweed, they got too much salt, so when they are out of the water, they sneeze out the extra salt. They had another problem. After being in the cold water, they got cold and went up on land to warm up, but it wasn’t fast enough, so they evolved to have black skin to warm up in the sunlight faster.

My favorite part of the movie was watching the slow motion formation changes of the animals.

4 stars!

Theater Schedule
Oct. 23-29, 2015

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Rated: PG-13, Runtime: 142 min.
Thu, Oct. 29 at 9:45 p.m.

Crimson Peak: The IMAX Experience
Rated: R, Runtime: 119 min.
Daily at 7 and 9:45 p.m., also Fri-Sun at 4 p.m.

Hubble 3D
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Daily at 10:30, 11:45 a.m.

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Rated: G, Runtime: 30 min.
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Tiny Giants 3D
Rated: G, Runtime: 45 min.
Daily at 11:45 a.m., 1, 2:15 and 4:45 p.m.

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