Tuesday, 25 September 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Country: USA

Look around the room. Are there any lights switched on that don't need to be on? Turn them off. Why? To reduce energy use. It's one of the many things you can do to help in the planet's battle against global warming. The message of this movie, which follows Al Gore in his quest to change the world, is that if the issue of global warming is not addressed today, it will become irreversible within the next 10 years.

This is normally the point when I start to ramble on about a film's ups and downs. In this case, I don't see any reason to do so. This is a work of fact, not fiction, supported by strong evidence, and it should not be ignored. To quote a line from Roger Ebert's review,

    In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film.

I don't just recommend this film to everybody; I encourage everybody to see it.

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