Our Planet II Review – Netflix doc migrates to enjoyable heights

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Episode Guide

Episode 1 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 2 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 3 – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 4 – | Review Score – 4/5


When Our Planet released on Netflix back in 2019, it brought with it 8 episodes of breathtaking visuals and incredible narratives spanning across all the different continents, featuring a plethora of animals at the helm. It was jaw-dropping stuff and as we’ve seen from a lot of these David Attenborough documentaries, the filmmakers are just as talented as our narrator, managing to dominate the natural history sphere.

With David Attenborough becoming an absolute workhorse of late, delivering a myriad of different documentaries, Our Planet II is a short but beautifully concise four-part follow-up that looks specifically at the marvels of migrations across the globe.

The four episodes each lead into one another, like a four-hour documentary event, complete with cliffhangers and a constant narrative that weaves across the entire calendar year. Starting with April and ending with March, we see a variety of different animals across various biomes as they start their incredible journeys across the globe for a variety of reasons.

Whether it be for mating, giving birth or even finding greener pastures with better living conditions, Our Planet II documents all of this with solid narratives and a variety of animals showcased. The editing is pretty good across the board too, while the music is every bit as orchestrally perfect as we’ve come to expect.

It’s a shame there’s only 4 episodes in this season though, especially given how good these documentaries usually are. That’s not to take anything away from Our Planet II, but compared to the first, it does pales by comparison as a result of this. Still, there’s enough here to enjoy and if you’re a fan of Attenborough’s previous efforts, this one is absolutely worth a watch.

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  • Verdict - 8/10

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