in a Welcome to Earth Will Smith’s mission is to “display Earth’s greatest wonders” and “most hidden secrets”. In by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a dream, 2000) directed the opening episode, the actor steps into a yellow submarine off the coast of the Bahamas. With a marine biologist and skipper on board, the giant descends to a depth of 1,000 metres; To a dark world that unexpectedly turns out to be very colorful. Because even at the bottom of the ocean there is so much to see and discover.
In between, Smith fills the silence with his signature jokes. For example, he named an undersea cliff “New Peak” while being truly amazed at all the natural beauty. Footage from Smith’s expedition is littered with photographs taken in the dark elsewhere in the world: near a waterfall in Brazil, in a primeval forest in the United States and in a bay in Puerto Rico. Everywhere comes alive in the dark. And the discovery of a so-called moon arc (a rainbow caused by moonlight) may be the icing on the cake.
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Welcome to Earth Show in the first episode what we haven’t seen yet. Perhaps with the basic idea that we don’t really need to go to space to discover pure worlds. There are enough of these on earth. In this respect, the Nature series is one of the foundations of what the explorer Jacques Cousteau also did in his films: to make the viewer a part of the unknown. This works Welcome to Earth So completely.
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