Film Review: An Inconvenient Truth

27 Sep

Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Mr. Gore’s personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change.  A longtime advocate for the environment, Gore presents a wide array of facts and information in a thoughtful and compelling way.  “Al Gore strips his presentations of politics, laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message,” said Guggenheim.  An Inconvenient Truth is not a story of despair but rather a rallying cry to protect the one earth we all share.  “It is now clear that we face a deepening global climate crisis that requires us to act boldly, quickly, and wisely,” said Gore. – Courtesy of IMDb

I am not much into documentaries and for my first, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ gets a high mark. Do they give out awards for Best Documentary because this film should get it without question. This is really more like a big screen Powerpoint presentation that by means of charts, statistics, and witty animation makes you realise how global warming should be taken seriously and not just some punchline. I was into tears when we were shown via animation how a seal gets drowned because it had to swim such great distance to find floating icebergs it could rest itself on for which now is slowly disappearing due to climate change. You owe it to yourself to see this film so if you missed it, the DVD will be out on 21 November.

An Inconvenient Truth: ***** 

One Response to “Film Review: An Inconvenient Truth”

  1. pedro73 November 18, 2006 at 1:16 pm #

    After my own research, I am really, really dubious about this movie. Maybe I will watch it half drunk in a lazy Sunday afternoon, at home. The premises of the “doccumentarey” are clearly ridiculous, as Gore himself.
    Ehr… No offence intended…

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