I just bought (and watched) a new movie called Metamorphosis: The Beauty And Design Of Butterflies and thought I’d provide a little review.
This is one of the best Butterfly movies I have seen. The incredible detail in the video is fantastic! It is also very educational. One of the main reasons I purchased this movie is because I had read where they do an MRI on a Monarch Chrysalis. It was for that reason alone that I purchased it.
Where I have a major criticism of this movie is when it gets into evolution versus intelligent design. I’m assuming most folks know about evolution, but maybe not so much on intelligent design. Here’s a link to the Wikipedia definition so you can read about it yourself. What I wish they would have done is just present the science and factual parts about the Butterfly and not become involved in the whole evolution versus intelligent design argument. To me that detracts from the actual beauty and incredible photography of the video and of Butterflies in general. I didn’t buy the video to become convinced of evolution or intelligent design, I bought it to learn about Butterflies and I found it unfortunate that towards the end of the movie it tries to make an argument in one particular direction (I won’t spoil it for you).
So, I’d give this movie 4 out of 5 Butterfly wings for the cinematography and factual information. It loses a Butterfly wing (or two) for introducing intelligent design version evolution.
Just to close this post, this was a Butterfly that had hatched a couple of days ago and was still sitting in the Fennel where we placed it the previous evening. It is heavily cropped, but I thought it was kind of neat how the Butterfly was covered in early morning dew.
** Sorry I need to say a little more on this movie. I feel like I was politically sucker-punched. There was no reason to introduce these different agendas for folks who were simply hoping to come see an educational movie about butterflies. Suggesting the butterfly wings are beautiful not for evolutionary reasons so it must be some intelligent entity design is attempting to enforce a political agenda. which I found quite unfortunate that they decided to go that route.