I was glad I didn't see An Inconvinient Truth in the movie theater, but rather from the comfort of my own home. Because buying 2 ticket to see An Inconveient Truth would be by far had made me feel ripped off.
This movie, a lecture on the severe realities of global warning would be no more than a high school science class film if it wasn't for the fact that Al Gore does the narration, and personal/political interjections splice up the film, giving a context for Gore's concern and thought process.
The film's content is great, but as far as a documentary goes, the sporadic TV director (and husband of Elizabeth Shue) Davis Guggenheim, really chose an unengaging approach to delivering the message. This is certainly not an investigative documentary like Bowling For Columbine, or heartfelt or touching, like Born Into Brothels. And the reality is, in many ways, it's really not that informative. By informative, I mean that it doesn't reveal anything new to the typical viewer. The overarching rhetoric of the film is that Global Warming exhist, here are the numbers and the facts, demonstrated with hi-tech graphics on a really big screen with a famous narrator.
My favorite part of the film was the graphics they had with the sad little polar bears who couldn't find ice to rest on, and as a result were drowning. Now this is a very sad thing, and in fact, this would make an excellent Pixar movie, that would surely pull on the heart strings of many. Ular the Polar Bear searching for a piece of ice to rest his weary body in water that's just degrees to warm for stable floating ice conditions.
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