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Super Size Me
The first ever reality-based movie ... everything begins and ends in 30 days!
Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.
Just listen to me for a brief moment Morgan. That is not how you conduct a valid research. Basically a shock doc wherein principal scientific methods are deliberately disregarded, or even falsified, in order to fabricate a conclusion everyone already knew: that fast-food is unhealthy, especially when eating loads and loads of it.
*wipes single tear from eye while saluting american flag*
Gee, if you're a physically fit vegetarian and suddenly start eating nothing but fast food and stop exercising you're gonna get fat and sick? No shit, Spurlock!
I respect what this documentary is trying to do, and obesity is most definitely an important issue. But there are enough flaws in Spurlock's experiment that I just can't overlook
An interesting documentary. But it really just made me crave a Big Mac. I may or may not have missed the point.
Super Size Me presents to us an infamous experiment; a documentary filmmaker by the name of Morgan Spurlock (whose psychical and mental shape is superbly above-average) embarking on a thirty-day "McDiet" - thirty days where the only things he eats are from the biggest fast food chain in the world, to try and prove a point. A point we already knew, and we didn't need Spurlock to put his life in drastic danger to tell us that. Alas, despite the whole proceedings being completely and utterly unnecessary, it's still very thought-provoking and unsettling.
Unfortunately, whatever moral Morgan Spurlock was trying to carve out with this controversial documentary has been lost in the sands of time/elevenyears. Obesity levels have risen dizzyingly…
A very well-known documentary which tackles the subjects of fast food, the businesses that make them and the people that buy them. For that, it is a very interesting and entertaining watch, with a lot of the information presented in a cartoon style, which gives it much more personality.
Some people claim the film is biased and although I do think the limitations of another side of the argument does make it seem that way, it is still very entertaining (and may put you off your next trip to the golden arches).
This isn't a documentary. Super Size Me sets out to make a really biased educational video, which I don't have too much of a problem with per se. The problem is that it feels like an infinity more interesting documentary could have been made om the subject and knowing that just left me frustrated.
Of course it is bad for you to eat fast food for every meal for a month, just like it is bad for you to limit your fluid intake to vodka for a month. Just like it wouldn't be good for you to live on water and bread. It would have been far more interesting and eye opening to monitor the effect of Mac Donalds once…
The topic in the film is interesting, but with this experiment, there is some flaws. But i can see why he did not do any exercise in the experiment [but i still think he should have done some to make his research more valid].
But everybody knows that fast food is bad for you, even back in 2004. Well, at least his information is valid enough to make this documentary.
Slightly misleading research and results, but still an important documentary. Though its premise is kind of out there and you have to accept that someone would actually eat McDonald's 3 times a day, 21 times a week, and 84 times a month. Yeah, that wouldn't ever happen ever, and no shit you're going to gain a ton of weight.
Another documentary I would recommend watching after this is Fathead. Which, while equally bias and kind of cheaply made, is a solid follow-up that debunks some of the biases and fallacies from this film. This isn't to say you should buy into either argument, I'm just saying I think they compliment each other by showing, ultimately, two sides of…
Super Size Me is a documentary about a vegetarian man that decides to eat nothing but McDonald's ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) without exercise for 30 days.
My first reaction to this was thinking "Why ?, who needs this ?". I don't know what was he trying to prove with this, because it's quite obvious that if you eat only fast food with no exercise you'll probably end up pretty bad, no one thought you would get better or anything. More a stunt than anything, I think what this man does is irresponsible and worthless, all for an awfully obvious conclusion.
It isn't a good research either
It's just.... * sighs * 1.5 stars or 3/10
Never profound but still entertaining
Important, interesting and somewhat scary documentary.
An interesting look at the fast food industry, Super Size Me is a wonderful documentary with great subject matter.
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