The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Despite Everything's desire to distance itself from other climate change ventures, these early stories are perhaps the most conventionally structured for a documentary, and also the most engaging.
Klein and those impassioned protesters provide something that has been in short supply in the predecessors - namely, a modicum of hope for the future.
The evenly wrought film accessibly argues that runaway capitalism and short-term economic growth at all costs has caused an imminent catastrophe, and that global warming is the hot-foot instigator for a radical change in economic thinking.
It distinguishes itself among similar planet-loving docs by showing evidence there is hope in what can often seem an overwhelming bleak task to begin repairs to an industrial-damaged world.
If, as many seem to believe, we are presiding over the possible annihilation of our species, then maybe we need a kick in the pants more than a reassuring hug.
An unsettling but ultimately encouraging documentary about global warming and grassroots activism.
Beware an ideologue in confessional mode. Whatever Klein's misgivings, they haven't prevented her partner Avi Lewis from recycling the genre's most hackneyed tropes.
At best, it is a pretty conventional documentary about climate change that offers up a few solutions (cooperative action, renewable energy).
This Changes Everything is the rarest breed of activist documentary: one that doesn't preach.
Riveting climate-change docu encourages grassroots action.
Klein and husband/director Avi Lewis can't make a rhetorically strong enough case for the central idea... so they fire up the waterworks and hope you'll feel bad enough to let them have their way.
By failing to address basic issues, This Changes Everything comes off as misleading at best, deliberately confusing at worst.
Klein's book may be fab but she presents nothing that we haven't already seen before in film. Unlike her previous movie, she doesn't present much in terms of solutions other than calling for protests. Unfortunately protesting alone has not occurred in sufficient numbers to actually result in progressive change.
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