ok, at English class I watched "THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH" by Al Gore.
No really, people have been shouting "THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING" for decades (no exegeration here) but when a famous politician does it IT IS CONTROVERSIAL AND BIG NEWS.
Ok, well my viewpoint on the whole climate issue is that the human race will survive it. We're like cockroaches, we survive almost everything.
So I thought "HMMMMMMMM, MAYBE THIS DOCUMENTARY WILL BE A TOTAL EYE-OPENER TO ME, OH MY GODDDD"
I was wrong, my opinion hasn't changed one bit,
despite the fact that the documentary was propagandic as all hell.
Let me give you a brief summary of the stuff I saw.
First.. the greenhouse effect was explaned by a cartoon by Matt Groening
because the good man lost all of his humour, he's a cow that's too old to lactate anything worth drinking.
Then Al Gore showed us some statistics showing that the climate is changing dramaticly.
And later Al Gore told that his 6 year old son got hit by a car, and he said that you don't realize that you can lose something that's dear to you if you never lost it or something like that.
Not sure what he tried to tell us.. maybe he thinks all of our children should get hit by cars so we realize the importance of our planet.
Or maybe he just wanted to add some emotion into his "documentary".
He also told us that he lost the elections and that he thought it was TEWWIBLE :( but still had the manly courage to live with his defeat and yadda yadda yadda we don't care.
At one point, we saw some nice animations of how some countries would be flooded because of the melting icebergssssssssss.
One of them being the Netherlands being totally flooded...
WELL MR. GORE, PRETTY DAMN ACCURATE MY GOOD MAN!!!1111!
Now here's a question for you
What would the Dutch do if the sea level would be rising?
A. Build better and higher dykes
B. Stand there and drool, while we wait until we die a sailor's grave.
WELL, B AFCOURSE, WE WOULD ALL DIE BECAUSE WE DUTCHMEN HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA HOW TO BUILD DYKES, SERIOUSLY, WTF IS A DYKE?!
You know.. that Hans story... with the hole in the dyke...
That story is written by an American
So I guess Americans assume that our dykes are either made out of cardboard or out of lego.
...Maybe a documentary about dykes would've been allot more useful than a documentary about global warming.
And then it was followed by allot yadda yadda yadda and blablabla trees dying thanks to bugs.. which is pretty neat and OOOOH
we see some photos of animals that died in the last thousand years or so
including a picture of a DODO
Well... that's another thing involving us Dutchmen..
Dodos are not killed by climate change.. they are killed by a diffirent natural disaster..
yeh.. we Dutchmen are horrible.. we exported loads of jews during WW II, our country got really, REALLY rich by selling slaves, we did some nasty things in Indonesia, we promised the Moluccans land and they never got it, AND we killed the dodo!
Yep... every time we went to India we always visited the isles of Mauritius along the way, and ate some nice dodo birds.
Why? Because the sailors needed to eat, and the dodos were really REALLY fucking easy to catch.
The fat stupid birds were on the top of the food chain on their little island, so they became fat.. and stupid... that's why they're called dodos.
However, it wasn't really a feast to eat dodo-flesh. Their meat was tough and nasty.
Funny thing is, in the Dutch language the Dodo gots two names, "Dodo" and "Walgvogel", the latter meaning "repulsive bird".
So.. yes.. that's my review of a movie that is a complete waste of time.
Whatever your opinion on global warming is.. wether you think we should drasticly do something against it or you think we should just let it happen.. this movie won't change or motivate your point of view.
Go read a decent book instead...