AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER – A Review by John Strange

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Al Gore in "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power." (Jensen Walker/Paramount Pictures via AP)

 
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER – A Review by John Strange
 
 
In 2006, Al Gore and filmmaker Davis Guggenheim made a documentary on the dangers of global warming and the need for the world to take notice and do something about it.  Now, eleven years later, Al Gore and filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk have returned to update the message in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.
 
The film follows Vice President Gore as he moves around the world working with (and training) volunteers who have spread the message about the dangers.  We see Al checking out the changes in Antarctica, discussing what is happening and how the effects will affect us both short and long term.
 
Mr. Gore is followed by the film crew as he travels around the world speaking to individuals and governments about their roles in saving the planet.  He has spent a lot of time working with the climate summit.  It is during this section that President's Trump's statements and decisions on  the US's involvement with the treaty are brought to light and discussed.
 
We see meetings with Mr. Gore and his staff as they prepare for meetings and the global climate summit.  The meetings are like those you would observe in any board room.  Until you think about where the presentations will be given and who will be in the audience.
 
This film is one well-made commercial for what Mr. Gore and his team think we need to know about the current state of global warming and what the world (and Al Gore in particular) is doing to slow down the progression to the potential disaster posed by global warming.  Does it get it's point across?  Yes, I think so.  Mr. Gore is a very eloquent speaker with decades of experience in this field.
 
Ordinarily I would tell you that you will enjoy a film.  In this case, while you will be entertained, the important point to make here is that you will be educated on this very important cause.  I know I was.
 
 
Directed by: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
 
Cast: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald J. Trump
 
MPAA Rating: NR
 
Selig Rating: A-
 
Runtime: 98 Min.
 
 
 
The Selig Rating Scale:
 
A – Excellent movie, well worth the price.
B – Good movie
C – OK movie
D – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
F – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn't paid for it.