An Inconvenient Truth DVD: Review By Adam Frazier

Al Gore is actually a pretty normal guy who's incredibly passionate about saving the world one lecture hall at a time.
  • OVERALL
    5.0
    SUPERB
  • Feature
  • Extras
  • Replay Value
THE GOOD
Al Gore is actually a pretty normal guy who's incredibly passionate about saving the world one lecture hall at a time.
THE BAD
I was hoping for more actual footage of problems, something so shocking and startling that it would stir an immediate response of action inside me.
THE FEATURE
An Inconvenient Truth is a doc*mentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Simply put, you owe it to yourself (and the generations that will come after you) to see this doc*mentary. The film, by Davis Guggenheim, plays as a straightforward university lecture given by former Vice President and one-time Presidential candidate Al Gore. Using a state-of-the-art slide show involving computerized charts, photos, archival footage and cartoons, Gore informs us with the same lecture he has been giving to classes for the past several years.

It comes off as inspired, passionate sincerity. Gore talks down-to-earth and makes his way through jargon and scientific rhetoric with ease, simplifying and explaining global warming and our urgent need for action. It is completely engaging and stimulating. Never has the destruction of our way of life seemed so appealing and beautiful than from this film by Guggenheim.

This doc*mentary bypasses the question, "Whose fault is it?" and leaves the viewer with the desire to ask, "What can I do?" An Inconvenient Truth and its companion website, www.climatecrisis.net, does not fail to deliver: both offer practicable steps to take regarding the consequences we will have to face.

Listen, I want you to see this movie. I will gladly let you borrow it. I will sit down and watch it with you. I will eat dinner with you and play Monopoly or Pop-O-Matic Trouble with your awkward relatives. I will literally do anything in order to have you sit down and give your attention to this film.
THE EXTRAS
This DVD features two commentary tracks, one by director Davis Guggenheim and another by producers Laurie David, Lawrence Bender, Scott Z. Burns, and Lesley Chilcott.

There's also an additonal 30+ minutes of footage in, "An Update with Former Vice-President Al Gore" which brings us up to date with events that have taken place since the film's theatrical release.

Don't miss the indepth featurette, "The Making of An Inconvenient Truth" and a music video for "I Need to Wake Up" by Melissa Etheridge.
THE VIDEO
This film is presented in widescreen and shows the destruction of our planet in beautifully-vibrant color.
THE AUDIO
An Inconvenient Truth features the following available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
THE PACKAGE
This DVD's package made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials - how very... evironmental of Mr. Gore.
THE FINAL WORD
This is one of the best, if not THE best, doc*mentaries I've ever seen. Do yourself a favor and see this, Republican or Democrat - it doesn't matter, you will be moved and affected by this film.

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