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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.
Overall Enjoyment 8/10
An intriguingly documentary, across' a very significant massage based on surprising facts that just makes you want to know/do more.
The passion of Al Gore for a better world, which was very well presented, and his carrier made me think more about how sad and maybe a bit ironic it is that eventually the good people that actually care about what they do, the people and the environment, can't find themselves making the change through politics, which we give the main power to.
I strongly recommend to watch this film and to spread it among others as well, in favor of helping raising the awareness.
This delivers a message that needs to be heard. Having said that, Al Gore is not the most exciting speaker to watch.
TED Talk: The Movie
A good reminder
The scariest film I've ever seen! How different the world might have been if that recount in Florida was "accurate".
The only people who will watch "An Inconvenient Truth" will be those who need no convincing that global warming may just be the single most pressing issue affecting modern man -- yes, even more pressing than the war on terror. As much as jihadists would probably like to think otherwise, radical Islam just can't compete with annihilation of the entire planet.
Consisting almost entirely of filmed footage of a fancy slide show presentation Al Gore presents around the world to various groups, "An Inconvenient Truth" lays out a formidable array of statistics to prove the validity of global warming and its effects on the environment, and makes it painfully clear (if it wasn't already) that those who still and inexplicably…
Right message. But he could have done better.
Complete list. :-(
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!