In this large-format 3-D documentary about bugs, specifically the life cycles of a butterfly Papilio Memnon
) and a mantis (hierodula membranacea
), super-sized critters worthy of a 1950s horror movie roam the Southeast Asian rainforest. Cheekily narrated by Dame Judi Dench and slicked up with genre-style music cue the noirish
jazz when Dench alludes to "these green streets" this otherwise sober film's high ick
factor is clearly designed to convince restless students that entomology is extremely cool. The butterfly is hatched, alone and defenseless, on a citrus leaf and gradually eats its way from hungry, hungry caterpillar to ...