Davis Guggenheim | 93 mins | DVD | U / PG
Famous/infamous documentary centred on Al Gore’s presentation about global warming.
Many were surprised by the numerous high-scoring reviews this film received, considering it’s a bloke talking in front of some pictures for an hour and a half. Watching it, though, it’s easy to see why. For one thing there’s more to it than that — the show (made on Apple’s Keynote, not PowerPoint as many reviews incorrectly state) is full of clear diagrams and video footage.
Gore is a captivating speaker, explaining the issues in understandable terms without being patronising, and with humour when appropriate. The little interruptions following Gore on his ‘campaign trail’ are a mixture of illuminating and pointless, but ultimately don’t detract from the point.