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Plot: Documentary on psychedelic potash mines, expansive concrete seawalls, mammoth industrial machines, and other examples of humanity’s massive, destructive reengineering of the planet.
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Interesting but not enough
Update: after thinking about this for a few more hours (it is good enough for that, afterall) I bumped it up a star thinking about some of the incredible locations captured. They really did their research there. ———- Not sure why there would be a narration if it only comes on every 5 or so minutes to explain VERY LITTLE about what we are seeing. Honestly most of the movie I was very very confused. Also the whole notion of trying to give us a “slice of life” of who lives in these regions is completely wasted. There is a scene where thousands of people sift through a continent of trash and it is very depressing and then they show a young man rapping a song about it. Very odd and offputting to include something like that. That being said visually this movie is great. And it’s awesome we get location names but I don’t want to HAVE to research every single thing to know what’s going on. Because the narration is completely absent on that part. Being confused as to why what they are showing as a “problem” is a problem when it seems to only comes across as another humans daily routine: not everyone can live in plywood castles, some people have to sift through trash to make life work. Leaving viewers clueless doesn’t make for a very pleasing viewing experience. Either give us information or don’t, don’t expect the viewer to do your research. Also if you are expecting this movie to give you any insight into how, specifically, these things you are seeing correlate to the overall catastrophe that is man don’t hold your breath. This movie I would have rated higher had their been no narration and had the edit been a little smoother. In its current state it is just confusing visuals.
Watch Koyaanisqatsi instead
The subject matter for this documentary is very serious, and it should make you angry, I was angry, but at the film not the topic.
It starts at an incredibly slow pace, very little dialogue and the names of the locations seemingly camouflaged into the background and easy to miss. Only 10 minutes in I checked to see what the runtime was, 1hr 26m, that’s nothing but boy did I feel this was going to go slowly, and it did.
So to get to why this makes me angry, the narrator sounds half asleep, even sounding like she’s given up on life or the planet itself already. Just reeling off depressing numbers about things that may or may not be true, there’s just no authority here, and that’s the problem.
To paraphrase a quote from the astronaut Edgar Mitchell ‘Look at that, you son of a *beehive*.’ referring to seeing the planet as a whole for the first time and how precious it is to us. That is the attitude that needs to be adopted.
I care deeply about the health of our planet and this documentary, if anything made me care less. We should be told off, scolded for our lackadaisicalness. Not here. While it can be said some of the imagery tells the story of a thousand words, I only felt that from a few shots and it could have been presented in a much more engaging and informed way. Some of the shots looked pretty, but it was difficult to grasp exactly what I was looking at and indeed the relevance. I’m sure the camera crew enjoyed the task of their busman’s holiday jetsetting around the globe to show us the damage idle humans are causing.
The film did give me an audible ‘wtf!!!?’ moment, I even repeatedly said it aloud to myself, but this was to the discovery of a church in Africa that was built to accommodate one million people!!! That blew my mind, and to see the Africans’ unrelenting will to be happy despite horrible jobs and blinkered belief in fairy tales that only assist in the destruction of their lands via their incredible talent to carry things on their heads.
I should have felt ashamed after watching this, embarrassed at what is happening to our planet but mainly I was left slightly awestruck by some of the incredible engineering used to bring about this destruction. Unfortunately I feel this was a very weak effort; the type of person like myself to watch this will gain no new knowledge or understanding, and the type of person who would be less receptive to the hard truths will be so bored there is no way they will watch to conclusion.
If this was made in an attempt to try and open people’s eyes to what we have become and the need to learn to apply the brakes and work smarter, great. If this was made to convince the world of science to collectively admit we are at a new epoch…. write a scientific paper!! This was not the latter I feel, far from it.
As said in the heading, the seminal Koyaanisqatsi achieved so much more, with no dialogue and no words on screen. It’s 38 years old but equally relevant today as it was then, watch it and ignore this.
As a footnote I would like to say obviously the quote further up did not use the word ‘beehive’; this childish obsession with censoring words is analogous to humanity’s stupidity to ignore real world problems.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier
Writer Jennifer Baichwal
Actors Alicia Vikander
Awards 8 wins & 14 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera ARRI Amira (A Camera), RED Dragon, Red Epic
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K)
Printed Film Format N/A