November 10, 2004

Super size really?

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2 out of 5 stars

The facts are impressive but the documentary passes by so slowly it loses its effect. Crammed to the full with interviews and comments, much like a supersized meal, Super Size Me, borders dangerously close to becoming monotonous.

Several times during the documentary I found myself wanting to speed things up, perhaps the effect of the Macdonaldized society that we live in, where much like the policy of Macdonalds, you get everything as quickly as possible. Or perhaps more accurately, I was more or less interested in the consequences of his experiment, the results of which were few and far between the numerous factual scenes. All in all, although interesting, Super Size Me reminded me off a poor immitation of Michael Moore's work and didn't live up to the hype surrounding it. Of course its unhealthy to eat Macdonalds every day, but in my oppinion the ill effects weren't really that obvious. In addition I wonder how many of the effects weren't in fact psychologicaly induced.


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