Head to Head – An Inconvenient Truth

Welcome to the latest installment of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critics enter into a relentlessly bloody battle to the death based on the merits of a particular film. This week, our critics pull out their PowerPoints and argue over the Global Warming doco An Inconvenient Truth.

DVDman will argue FOR the film and Simon Miraudo will argue AGAINST it. Let us know in the comments who you agree with. Let the bloodshed begin!

DVDman – 4/5

It’s sad that the Gen-Y crowd see fit to reduce one of the most important documentaries ever made to some disposable Power-Point presented by some equally disposable and irrelevant old guy. Just remember, your iPods and camera phones won’t work under 50 feet of water. Which is where we’ll all be if your apathy continues and the demand for Transformers 9 is greater than that for something of actual importance. Without Al Gore, most of the world’s population would still be blissfully ignorant, happy and safe in the knowledge that the guy from BP said that the whole global warming “fiasco” is a bit overblown and probably nothing to worry about, seeing as there is no actual “proof” that industry is causing environmental change. After all, fossil fuels wouldn’t exist if they weren’t supposed to be mined and burnt, would they?

I don’t want all the lefty, pinko nutjobs getting all angry at me for not liking An Inconvenient Truth (and yes DVDman, you fall into that category too). Sure, Global Warming/Climate Change/Planet Getting Hotterer is a real big deal that we should all be concerned about blah blah blah. That doesn’t mean the film is nothing but a PowerPoint presentation. An Inconvenient Truth is simply an Al Gore speech intercut with black and white footage of him traveling interstate, looking plaintive and thinking “man, just what am I going to do about this whole global warming business.” And it won an Oscar. Sorry make that TWO Oscars, if you include the Best Song nod to Melissa Etheridge’s unlistenable sub-Christian rock track I Need To Wake Up. Oh, just let the world burn already.

Now it’s over to you! Who do you agree with? Do you think like DVDman, and believe that An Inconvenient Truth is one of the most important films of our time? Or do you side with Simon, and think it’s more of an inconvenient waste of time? Let us know! Choose your side! There can only be one winner!

Previous Head to Head’s

The Day After Tomorrow
– Tie
Titanic – Tie
Seven Pounds – Tie
The Village – Winner: Simon
Alien 3 – Winner: Simon
Natural Born Killers – Tie
Signs – Winner: DVDman
Family Guy – Winner: DVDman
Shakespeare in Love – Winner: Simon
American Gangster – Winner: Simon
Crash – Winner: Simon
No Country for Old Men – Winner: DVDman

5 Responses to “Head to Head – An Inconvenient Truth”

  1. Sorry DVDMan, gotta go with Simon on this one, traitor that I am.Look, I know it's getting hotter, and poor ol' Al Gore had to find something to do, but are we THAT dumb we award a PowerPoint presentation with an Ocsar?Or, are just hankering for those 'videos' we were forced to sit through in Year 9 Science class?What was 'inconvenient' was being duped into thinking this was good enterainment when it isn't even good science.Snnnoorrre!

  2. Make that two votes for Simon. It's indeed inconvenient that so many people regard this "movie" (loose term only) as gospel. We've all been dudded somewhere here.

  3. Another vote for Simon here.And not just because of the power point presentation but with all the crap that he said which was totally untrue.

  4. DVDman – you've got my vote on this one.

  5. Gore is a charismatic presenter. The facts and figures are compelling. The scenarios troubling. But as a cinematic feature, this is still just a glossed-up slide-show presentation. The interludes on Gore’s personal life story and recollections only interrupt the flow of the climate-change message and render the editing jarring.Simon gets my vote.

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