InconvenientTruth1Certainly a crucial watch—much of the material is crushingly distressing, and a vehement indictment on the denials and carelessness pervading not just America, but the entire world. The title is particularly apt: nobody wants to bother dealing with such grim realities, particularly when the immediate consequences aren’t right in front of their faces, and the dismissive demeanors of the political big-wigs here in the United States just encourage such irresponsible behavior. Global warming is clearly of great importance to former Vice President Al Gore, and he delivers the countless sobering facts with more emotion and passion than the public witnessed during the 2000 Presidential debates (unfortunately for our country). All this said, though, An Inconvenient Truth isn’t much of a film. Most of it feels like a college lecture, complete with the requisite graphs, numbers, and trend charts. While that’s an adequate enough way to get the point across, I can’t help but wonder what the raves for this film are really about. I suspect that much of it comes, subconsciously at least, from the consistent anti-Bush sentiment that permeates throughout the picture. While I’m as ecstatic as any Democrat that we reclaimed the House & the Senate, even I found the constant jabs at Bush and his ignorance to be a bit childish and annoying, as accurate as it may be. Too often, these insults appeared to exist solely as cheap shots, without adding anything of merit to the discussion. There are enough (hysterical) Bush-isms on YouTube and limewire—director Davis Guggenheim and Gore should have been above that nonsense, and focused on the topic at hand. While An Inconvenient Truth serves as an important message movie, it doesn’t really have much to offer beyond that. Absolutely recommended if you don’t feel like going to a library and reading hours and hours of research, or signing up for an Earth Science course at Columbia…

59/100