Planet Earth II ★★★★

I don't think there are any action scenes in any recent film that are as harrowing and edge-of-your-seat thrilling as the life and death struggle of the Galapagos iguanas in the first episode of this series. Planet Earth II continues the glorious tradition of demonstration quality nature photography and the fascinating and surprising look at animal survival that began in Planet Earth, although ten years later it doesn't seem quite as remarkable. 90-year-old David Attenborough has more authority in his narration than even Morgan Freeman can muster.