December 07, 2006

How Inconvenient

I finally around to watching "An Inconvenient Truth" last night, and I must say I was intrigued and on some level convinced. It's quite an impressive presentation that Gore has put together, and I admire him for bringing this issue, in clear language, to many, many people.

What I didn't like nearly as much, however, was all the "behind the scenes" stuff in the film, all the stuff about Gore's "journey" towards taking up the issue, and everything with his reaction to the 2000 election. It's all very much "been there, done that," and besides, Gore talking about global warming is compelling. Gore himself, as politician and public figure, really isn't.

Aside from the presentation scenes, I wouldn't say the movie stands out as great filmwise, especially the horrible music and not-so-great production values. But of course, there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it will win the Best Documentary Oscar. It's just too "correct" and "important" not to.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 7, 2006 05:09 PM

I haven't seen the movie yet, but isn't it a documentary of Gore's presentation?

Posted by: Jeff S at December 7, 2006 10:24 PM

I will never ever watch this movie. I would throw up if I had to listen to Al Gore or any Gore member for that member speak. Been there, done that!

Posted by: A at December 7, 2006 10:59 PM
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