Number of Times Seen – 1 (7 Mar 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A documentary that tries to explain what the causes of global warming have been and what we can all do to help.
My Take on it – Al Gore is a great statesman and there is no denying the fact that he probably should have become President in 2000, but on the other hand, he speaks in a very monotonous tone that can easily put one to sleep.
This movie tells us about the important history of the effects of Global Warming on the Earth but it is done in a way that makes it feel more forced than it should have been.
Gore gives us a 90 minute lecture in the most boring fashion and unlike most documentaries telling us an important story, this one subjects us to feeling like we are back in a university Lecture Hall instead of telling us about the importance of the subject matter from a better perspective.
Once again, the story being told here is quite an important one but the delivery just doesn’t do it justice like it should.
I know this movie is the only documentary to EVER win two Oscars, but the reasons it won IMHO are not because of the delivery, but because of the politics and message which are also quite important.
The song by Melissa Etheridge is a great one and that really deserved the Oscar for Best Song that year (yes the competition was weak, but that means very little when the winner deserves it).
Here’s the video of the Oscar winning Song, I Need to Wake Up
Bottom Line – Gore really gives this 90 minute “lecture” in too monotonous a tone. His delivery is quite boring despite the information having real importance. I would have preferred a movie telling the story instead of feeling like I was subjected to a boring university lecture that I wised I was sleeping thru instead of trying to grasp it all.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – First documentary to win two Academy Awards. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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