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An Inconvenient Truth
By far the most terrifying film you will ever see.
A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.
Third watch of Dystopian December. Some of you may know that I study geography and although my education is concerned with the human side, and not the physical side, of geography, environmentalism still presents an important topic within a number of courses that are provided to me. Notwithstanding the fact that global warming is an extremely boring subject once you know all the ins and outs that there are to know, Al Gore’s presentation still is the key output centred on this worldwide issue and perhaps the only documentation of it, other than scientific journal articles, that is really worth the time of exploring. It’s not unfair at all to call the man an expert, but it is his political…
Somber and thoughtful, yet still maintaining some well timed humor, An Inconvenient Truth is a smartly made documentary presented like a classroom lecture, but a compelling one at that.
I remember this being a cultural lightning rod when it came out. (As a teenager in a "global warming is fake" household, I had no interest in seeing it then.) Catching up with it now, I'm guessing that resonance was thanks solely to the urgency of its subject matter. As a call to action, it's noble. But as a movie, it's a very solid pamphlet. Director Davis Guggenheim awkwardly tries to construct an issue advocacy doc out of two disparate halves: a slideshow concert movie and a biographical profile of Al Gore. The latter strikes me as mostly superfluous—sure, he's led an eventful life, but it's of dubious relevance to the topic at hand—while the former's very Climate Change 101…
Good thing we are getting an ice age in 15 years
This documentary probably doesn't hold as much power as it did when it came out 8 years ago, but it's certainly just as true. Yeah, the statistics have changed a bit, and the world is taking more steps to put an end to global warming, but we certainly haven't done enough. And that's where the significance of this documentary comes in. It came out 8 years ago and even though the world as a whole has now (mostly) recognized the danger and truth behind global warming, we're still contributing to it more than ever. What's really fascinating is that when we finally beat out global warming (if we ever do, that is), this documentary will portray what this world has…
A sobering, fascinating documentary about the crisis that is global warming. Al Gore, a warm, genial man, talks to us gently, though urgently, about how our world is slowly crumbling. The facts and images are staggering; it’s mind-boggling that we’ve let our planet come to this. The film is not all that downbeat — it’s also funny and easy to swallow. But it also makes you angry and want to turn off your lights, computer, and TV, ride a bike instead of your car, use recycled paper, change your bulbs, and then tell everyone you know to do exactly the same thing. It’s all rather inspiring.
Sobering yet empowering, everyone needs to see this movie.
Can a movie be a must-see but still not particularly compelling documentary filmmaking? The in-depth stuff about Al Gore's life is great. The slideshow parts are cool, but I felt like I was watching a TedTalk.
This film is an Al-Gore (ee) for climate change...... AMIRITE HUH
al gore spits truth like it's a rap battle
As a film, it's certainly flawed, but it's a touchstone for the environmentalist movement in a way that few documentary films have ever been cultural monuments, and even ignoring its social and political relevance, it stands as perhaps the prime example of the modern didactic documentary in style, tone, and substance. The waters are muddied by several fairly unnecessary interludes about Gore's family, his loss in the 2000 presidential election, and some other unrelated issues played mostly for emotional impact, but while these problems will age the film considerably in the coming decades, its monumental real-world impact on the contemporary dialogue about global warming outweighs those superficial criticisms.
Watching this movie, I expected it to be a bit more exciting. This movie failed to catch my attention and actually be concerned about the problems of global warming. I was not impressed with the creativity of the film either. In my opinion, I believe this movie bored me because the speaker did not effectively connect with it's audience. I was most confused by the fact that the speaker gave much information about his life story, as he was speaking about global warming. It made me question, "Should the audience be more concerned about the speaker's life or global warming?"
I was most impressed with the slideshow that was added to enhance the speaker's presentation. Being able to see the…
The movie "An Inconvenient Truth" is not one to talk much about. Essentially what the viewer is receiving according to Gregg Easterbrook is a "100-minute PowerPoint presentation interrupted by outtakes from campaign ads, plus shots of Gore apparently rendered despondent by the weight of his environmental knowledge." In all honesty the documentary was simply bland and uneventful. I personally felt as if I was being lectured by a highly liberal college professor in a classroom among other bored students. Though the movie does truly have a lot to say it is presented with very little imagination or creativity. Furthermore, the movie is not always presenting the viewer with the truth and much of it is far fetched ideas and scenarios.
I know we can fix global warming because if this film makes Al Gore seem likable for 90 minutes, the human race can achieve anything.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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