Title – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
Directors – Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk (Audrie and Daisy)
Cast – Al Gore, John Kerry, Donald Trump
Plot – 10 years on from An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore is back to keep pressing his claims about the importance of acting on climate change.
“In order to address the environmental crisis, we’re going to have to spend some time fixing the democracy crisis”
Review by Eddie on 12/04/2018
The Oscar winning An Inconvenient Truth created a huge stir around the world upon its release in 2006.
Unleashed upon the movie going public at a time where Climate Change/Global Warming was just starting to gain everyday notice, should’ve been president and one time vice-president Al Gore’s film was an insightful and debate raising documentary that appeared at the right place and the right time.
Fast-forward to 2017 and this sequel, that perhaps wasn’t exactly being cried out for or demanded hit our screens and now home viewing arenas to mixed results, both financially and critically but despite not carrying the same power or drive as Gore’s first call to arms, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is still a thought provoking experience even if it lacks a real central driver.
At times feeling a bit aimless in its nature, its key that Gore is still such a captivating and inspiring figure, as whenever he is on screen this documentary rides off the back of the great public speaker whose passion and commitment to making a difference is to be commended and a cause you can easily respect no matter your views on the topic he is preaching around the world.
No matter where Gore is on stage or where he is intervening, the one-time big-wig of American politics is a captivating figure.
If there was a real true driver to this film that is more a fly on the wall experience as we journey with Gore and his team from various locations, delivering the climate change message, it’s the key part Gore played in the 2016 climate change summit in Paris and how the well-respected figure used his clout and contacts to help make things happen at the summit that may never have come to fruition without his help and guidance.
Final Say –
While unquestionably lacking the power of the original, An Inconvenient Sequel is still a stark reminder of how our planet is heading towards some hugely important moments in existence and a further reminder to the United States on what they missed out on when George W. Bush was first elected in 2000.
3 ½ wading boots out of 5