Movie Review – Elemental
October 30, 2012 Leave a comment
Not gonna lie guys, I have been a bit busy as of late. While trying to make it out to the theaters, which I finally saw Argo and The Man with the Iron Fists is this weekend, I have been focusing on the reviews I am doing for LostInReviews.com, which is awesome. So another documentary again was on my docket, but this one had a much bigger impact than the previous one. Elemental is a documentary about three different stories on three different continents but all are about the struggle to better our world. This managed to be one of the best environmental documentaries around and I gave some loving praise to the narrative of the subjects.
As usual, here is an excerpt of my review along with a link at the bottom to the full review over at LostInReviews.com
Our environment, the state and unforeseen condition it is in, makes environmental documentaries have a particular feeling of uncertainty. It is always about the effects of what our actions are doing to our planet, but never giving us the insight into making it better or even really framing the issue in a different light, other than being an urgent matter to correct. You can look at documentaries like An Inconvenient Truth, Gasland, and Food, Inc. to see the clear problems and possible corrections, but its missing something entirely from the picture. I am sure that stock images of picturesque landscapes marred by billowing smoke stacks from the fires of industry make for moving signals of the demise of our planet, but it is the human element that seems lost from it all.
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