An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
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The Film Stage
All in all, it’s bracingly effective and not altogether dire.
Though audiences may have heard this one before, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power preaches effectively to its choir, with a decade of fresh data and increasing cataclysms...to persuasively make its case.
Gore has been talking up this issue for 25 years now, and as the film makes clear, he isn’t tired of talking. You feel he’s got enough wind to power another sequel. What’s extraordinary is that this one, after a decade of global-warming fatigue, feels as vital as it does.
We Got This Covered
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power is an important and relevant worldwide look at the environmental crisis.
Consequence of Sound
It’s less an attack on big business (though such sentiments are certainly present) than a call for a rational assessment of proven facts. If it does occasionally dabble in hero worship of its subject, it also makes the effective case that somebody has to keep showing up when nobody else can be bothered.
The filmmakers manage to improve on the limitations of the original by showing more of Gore’s resilience in the field.
The Hollywood Reporter
The movie, in which Shenk and Cohen (makers of the standout eco-doc The Island President) take the reins ably from Davis Guggenheim, hardly can hope to create the sensation of its Oscar-winning predecessor. But it finds plenty to add, both in cementing the urgency of Gore's message and in finding cause for hope.
As a documentary about the loneliness of would-be-President Gore, An Inconvenient Sequel is awkwardly engrossing.
It feels like a rushed journey through a vital, many-pronged debate.
An Inconvenient Sequel is more a portrait of Gore than a call to arms. It ends with a sort of forced positivity, much of which is recycled directly from the first movie: political change is hard, but we can do it, morality demands it.
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