An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Mini-Review

Al Gore used to be the next president of the United States of America. That is, until a court ruled in favor of the conservative choice.

In his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore presents undeniable research and facts that point to — well — the inconvenient truth that global warming is a clear and imminent threat.

The message of the movie is well understood and received by yours truly — everyone should see this movie for that reason alone. With regards to the movie, it’s scary in an all too realistic way, well-directed, well-cut and generally a very watchable movie. It is, however, a bit too simplistic in its message at times, hence “only” four hearts.

5 thoughts on “An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Mini-Review”

  1. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I think you would also like State of fear by Michael Crichton. Although it is a thriller novel, it does provide scientific references for all its claims. I still view it as an opinion piece, then again, that’s what I think An inconvenient truth is. State of fear has not convinced me one way or the other, but it does make you think, which is good.

  2. Joen says:

    I’ll look up on that State of fear. I’ve liked Chrichton in the past. But isn’t he a fiction writer?

    I still view it as an opinion piece

    As opposed to a documentary? In what way, as in “there is no global warming”, or “the facts are exaggerated to support Gore’s cause” or “it’s worse than Gore claims”?

    I personally consider it a documentary, and I believe the gist of the facts that were presented, meaning most of it.

  3. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I was not speaking of the movie, I still haven’t seen it. It is State of fear that I view as an opinion piece. Basically, Crichton says that there is no global warming all wrapped up in a quite good thriller. Different from most other fiction novels, Crichton has scientific references for all his claims.

  4. Joen says:

    Ah, okay. That book sounds really interesting. I might pick it up soon, I’m overdue for an Amazon shopping spree anyway. I’ll also be picking up Pandoras Star, Judas Unchained and Children of the Mind.

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