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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…
Good thing we are getting an ice age in 15 years
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…
Given that I have only come to this documentary 8 years after it's release I guess much has changed and there have been other, more up to date, films since which also paint a picture of how we are seemingly doing our best to ruin the environment.
However, this still resonates and tells a very strong story of what could happen if we continue to harm our world. The fact that Al Gore is not a scientist worked very well for me, he is able to put over his ideas to everyone in a way without looking down on you if you do not fully understand the subject matter. However, he is still able to give a commanding performance on a subject matter he is clearly very passionate about.
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.
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…
Even though he won the popular vote in the United States presidential election Al gore still lost the presidential election to George W Bush he still changed the world by dropping an amazing film on the world. The was about climate chug and how it's going to shape the new landscape where going to live in. When the film starts out its Al gore narrating but in the fore ground we see this beautiful river with wild life living around it which makes us wonder how it's related to global warming . But as soon as that thought comes in our mind it goes to a montage of Al gore talking about climate change to be in various different lands.…
Good thing we are getting an ice age in 15 years
Despite being a slightly annoying, militant eco type (I didn't fly between 2005 and 2013, I don’t drive for the same reason), I'd never gotten around to Al Gore's Morally Righteous PowerPoint Presentation, as this film should obviously be called.
His sincere, twinkly-eyed hectoring, which includes wiping his mouth whenever he makes a joke, is mostly extremely effective and informative, ticking all the boxes from the Confident Presenter course I once went on with work, and making a passionate, inspiring case for saving the planet. Though admittedly, putting axes on several of these graphs might be helpful if we're going to finally see off all the selfish, blinkered wankers, sorry, 'climate change sceptics'.
The problem with An Inconvenient Truth, and…
Nunca algo tan importante se explicó tan bien y dando tanto miedo como esto. Uno de los mejores documentales americanos. Al Gore tenía que haber sido presidente. :(
Ironclad and sobering. Only wish I had watched this one sooner...
Weather (get it?!) or not you agree with or believe the scientific aspects of this documentary, it's hard to deny that Al Gore delivers a well-researched and passionate presentation, with enough interesting graphs, maps, photographs, news footage and animations to break up a solid chunk of speech.
The interspersed 'fly-on-the-wall' clips showing Gore's political and personal life feel a little unnecessary, but overall his approach to the subject feels genuine and non-professional, meaning greater level of understanding for the viewer.
I wish there was a way to make everyone in the world watch this right now.
A horror film masquerading as a documentary as Al Gore explains the basics of anthropogenic climate change and of political resistance to addressing it. I thought that it was all laid out well, and was even scarier than I expected.
A produção do filme é muito boa, mas o conteúdo - talvez por já terem se passado dez anos de seu lançamento - não surpreende tanto. Importante por chamar a atenção à importância de cuidar do planeta, e aos rumos que ele está tomando devido a políticas não sustentáveis. Mas intercala dados científicos com cenas de apelo emocional, além de apresentar as informações sob a ótica do imperialismo norte-americano.
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