By: Duncan Smith
The Rotten Tomatoes (RT) reviews are in for Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power movie. According to RT, the movie is listed as a “Documentary” but as reviewers pointed out;
Truth to Power doesn’t want to drown viewers in data, but more fact-finding would have helped the movie’s purported message of progress and hope” – Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
The movie is a piece of advocacy, and it succeeds at that: The conclusive science presented is powerful evidence that there is only one side to this story” – Charles Taylor
The first step in convincing climate change skeptics is admitting some of those doom and gloom models were wrong. Gore just can’t do that. – Christian Toto
The movie did receive a 76% Tomatometer score but considering Planet of the Apes received a 93% Tomatometer score, for a defining issue such a Climate Change, this result is lackluster. Many of the Top Critics reviews are positive but there is discrepancy between the general public at only a 46% audience score. Keep in mind the majority of people who would pay to see this movie most likely champion Al Gore and the Global Warming perspective, these two results are dismal.
Comparing results to other movies such as “Emoji”, an animated child’s comedy with scornful ‘professional’ reviews with just a 6% RT score, the audience score was similar to Al Gore’s sequel at 43% who liked it. As I assume six-year-olds are not rating movies online like their parents, if allowed this score could actually be higher from a child’s perspective.
Could this be further evidence regular (even paying) public are just not concerned with evangelical scare stories about climate anymore. This movie appears to be more about Al Gore as other reviewers pointed out;
I’m still here and so is the issue I’ve been championing all these years.
[T]he end result feels like a runner taking a leisurely victory lap at the very start of a race, as the rest of his or her opponents sprint toward the finish line. – Mark Dujsik
The Climate message has failed to win the hearts and minds of persons outside of politics and the media even after decades of science, education and billions spent. Al Gore has pontificated on many occasions “we are running out of time”, yes I would agree, He is running out of time.