Keep up-to-date on your favourite artists and movies, track gig and release dates, and join in the conversation.
Want more? Listen to our discussion of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power' on SWITCHCast
SEARCH RESULTS FOR
We look at 'Fantasia' in a brand new episode of Ink & Paint - and don't forget to subscribe to our podcast!x
review, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, An, Inconvenient, Sequel:, Truth, to, Power, film, movie, latest movies, new movie, movie ratings, current movie reviews, latest films, recent movies, current movies, movie critics, new movie reviews, latest movie reviews, latest movies out, the latest movies, review film, latest cinema releases, Australian reviews, cinema, cinema reviews, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Justin Trudeau, Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk, Documentary film rating

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

★★★★★

A POLITICAL STORM

THEATRICAL REVIEW
LATEST REVIEWS
By Jess Fenton
6th August 2017

11 years ago, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore scared the shit out of us by (inconveniently) informing us that, in no uncertain terms, the world was dying - that we or our children would most likely be around to see it die and most importantly, it would be our fault. For his efforts Mr Gore received an Oscar, a Nobel Peace Prize, a couple of haters, many new followers, and the right to call Leonardo DiCaprio any time he wants - even if it’s just to say ‘Hi’. Meanwhile, we, in the subsequent years, suffered cold sweats, guilt, hotter summers, colder winters, unspeakable natural disasters and the realisation that this was a human issue and not a political one. Yet the problem was so big and so bad it could only be solved politically. The irony! Needless to say, it’s been a grim fucking decade, but lucky for us Al Gore has come back with ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’. Thankfully this time around it’s not such a cold, hard kick to the nethers, but a soft slap to the cheek and a casual shake of the shoulders to remind us that while there’s been progress, there’s still work to be done.

SWITCH: 'AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER' TRAILER

In ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’, “recovering politician” Gore is still at it with the slideshow, traveling the world spreading the word that the end in nigh and teaching others how to stop it. As a side project, he’s preparing for the Paris UN Climate Change Conference in November 2015. This is the event that brings about the landmark Paris Agreement. The focus is renewable energies - they are in existence, they are achievable, they will work. This conference also just happens to be scheduled on Friday November 13th when terrorists attacked the city in three locations, including the Bataclan Theatre during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. Gore was involved in a 24 hour livestream at the time. Watching him be informed of the attacks, address the crew with his condolences and then front a global live audience to inform them that they’ll be suspending the proceedings is nothing short of presidential. It’s emotional, difficult to watch, and makes you shed a tear for what this extraordinary man could have achieved should be have become President of the United States.

We devour so many movies about the end of the world and the heroes that stop it that we never stop to think that it’s actually happening all around us but there’s more than one hero in real life.

Al Gore is an incredible figure to behold. He’s able to command a room full of 150 heads of state despite not being one himself. He talks to people and not down to or at them. And his passion for the cause - one he’s been fighting for decades now - is awe-inspiring. He’s so likeable, loveable even, that the entire film is like a magic act - while you’re transfixed by the man and rooting for him to succeed, you’re actually getting a lesson on climate change, witnessing its awesome impact and inadvertently resolving to fix it.

We devour so many movies about the end of the world and the heroes that stop it that we never stop to think that it’s actually happening all around us - but there’s more than one hero in real life. ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ is a tale of just one such hero working to inspire the masses. This is his ‘Braveheart’ moment, and he’s just hoping everyone watching will charge into battle with him. This is the definition of a must-see film.

FAST FACTS
RELEASE DATE: 10/08/2017
RUN TIME: 1h 40m
CAST: Al Gore
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Angela Merkel
Justin Trudeau
DIRECTORS: Bonni Cohen
Jon Shenk
PRODUCERS: Richard Berge
Diane Weyermann
SCORE: Jeff Beal
www.Inconvenientsequel.com
AnInconvenientTruth
aitruthfilm
aninconvenienttruth
Want more? Listen to our discussion of 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power' on SWITCHCast 
TOP-RATED REVIEWS
Romantic Road - Falling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
TRENDINGROMANTIC ROADFalling in love with India, the Rolls Royce and each other
The Personal History of David Copperfield - Charles Dickens' classic reimagined through a comedic lens
TRENDINGWIN THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELDCharles Dickens' classic reimagined through a comedic lens
Over the Limit - A real-life psychological thriller
TRENDINGOVER THE LIMITA real-life psychological thriller
Good Girls: Season 2 - It's never been so good to be bad
TRENDINGWIN GOOD GIRLS: SEASON 2It's never been so good to be bad
Agatha Christie’s Marple: Series 1-3 - The classic crime novels come to life
TRENDINGWIN AGATHA CHRISTIE’S MARPLE: SERIES 1-3The classic crime novels come to life
xXx: Return Of Xander Cage - The good, the bad and the ugly
TRENDINGxXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGEThe good, the bad and the ugly
God of the Piano - A tale that tickles the ivories
TRENDINGGOD OF THE PIANOA tale that tickles the ivories
About A Boy - All grown up 15 years on
TRENDINGABOUT A BOYAll grown up 15 years on
The Violin Player - Sex and strings
TRENDINGTHE VIOLIN PLAYERSex and strings
Revisiting 'Dark City' 20 years later - The most underrated and influential sci-fi film ever?
TRENDINGREVISITING 'DARK CITY' 20 YEARS LATERThe most underrated and influential sci-fi film ever?
The Boys Who Said No! - Powering change through non-violence
TRENDINGTHE BOYS WHO SAID NO!Powering change through non-violence
Top End Wedding - Outback fantastic
TRENDINGTOP END WEDDINGOutback fantastic
Andrey Tarkovsky. A Cinema Prayer - Remembering a true master of film
TRENDINGANDREY TARKOVSKY. A CINEMA PRAYERRemembering a true master of film
River's Edge - The kids aren't alright
TRENDINGRIVER'S EDGEThe kids aren't alright
In My Blood It Runs - An eye-opening tale of struggling Indigenous youth
TRENDINGIN MY BLOOD IT RUNSAn eye-opening tale of struggling Indigenous youth
Dark Place - An unsettling Indigenous horror anthology
TRENDINGDARK PLACEAn unsettling Indigenous horror anthology
Buffy - A 20th anniversary love letter
TRENDINGBUFFYA 20th anniversary love letter
Leaving Allen Street - Following residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
TRENDINGLEAVING ALLEN STREETFollowing residents out of institutional care and into our hearts
The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale - An extremely silly zomedy
TRENDINGTHE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALEAn extremely silly zomedy
Beyond The River - An inspirational sporting journey
TRENDINGBEYOND THE RIVERAn inspirational sporting journey
© 2011 - 2020 midnightproductions
All rights reserved

Support SWITCH | Disclaimer | Contact Us