Media Maven: “The Human Body” Omnimax Review

Media Maven: “The Human Body” Omnimax Review

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As I sat in the rotunda of the Cincinnati Museum Center Omnimax Theatre waiting for the documentary “The Human Body” to begin, I wondered how the depiction of the human body via the vehicle of C. G High definition digital special cameras using IMAX technology would play out.

Would I have the exhilarating feeling of flying over snowcapped mountaintops as I did with “Everest?” Will I experience the sensation of lithe movement cascading amidst coral barriers as I did in “The Living Sea?

  Will watching the BBC produced production of “The Human Body” thrill me as the study of penguins and life under the arctic waters did in “Antarctica”?

The answer is unequivocally Yes! “The Human Body” is now playing at the Robert D. Lindner Omnimax theatre through August. It is a film that complements (although not affiliated with) the “BODIES…The Exhibition.

Personally, science is not my forte. Yet, the study of the human body in this film was awe inspiring. The film takes us through the daily lives of an American family living in London.

0408OAKLEY.gif As explained in the film synopsis:

“The Human Body” tells the everyday story of life in a way never before seen:


  • The speeding impulse of a brain cell racing at 250 miles-per-hour.
  • The quivering dance of hairs found in our ear, so small that 10 bunched together would still be thinner than one strand of hair from our head.
  • The 100-mile trek of a red blood cell, only thousandths of an inch in size, through our vast, tangled network of veins, arteries and capillaries.
  • The miraculous genetic fusion of parental DNA that signals the beginning of a unique new life. In viewer-friendly detail, this film shows many of the small miracles that make up the varied components of our human bodies. Segments on the beginning of human cells metamorphosing into a real live baby to full term were fascinating. Even the complexities of our bodies’ ability to age and all the physical experiences that ring true to our development will entertain. Can you imagine seeing an actual teenager’s zit being formed and popped? How about infants’ natural instinct to swim and breathe under water?

These and other fantastic facts about “The Human Body” is a thrilling movie experience.

Film Showtimes:
Monday through Thursday- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m.
Friday- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday- 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 p.m.
Sunday- 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m