Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on April 21, 2008
In my opinion, most movie sequels emerge half-cocked from a sea of greed. Just because a movie makes a ton of money or has a huge impact on people’s lives doesn’t mean the story warrants revisiting. Take, for example, the “Rocky” franchise. Or the “Rambo” movies. Enough is enough. Move on before it gets pathetic, before we’re subjected to “Rambo: The Colostomy Bag Years”.
Of course, it’s a different story if we’re talking about an Academy Award-winning documentary that raises worldwide awareness and inspires people to make healthy changes in the way they live. I’m talking about “The Inconvenient Truth”, which Al Gore now says we may be able to revisit as a part two.
According to an interview published today in The Sun tabloid, the former Vice President says that while “awareness has grown and more people are concerned” about rising sea levels, the situation has actually gotten worse. “The entire North Polar ice cap is melting and could be gone in some areas in as little as five years.”
While recycling and using more energy efficient light bulbs are important, says Mr. Gore, the only thing that’s going to save the planet are laws mandating reduced emissions. And no government leader has done more damage to the cause, he says, than George W. Bush, who guided the U.S. as they “failed to live up to the Kyoto Protocol to reduce carbon emissions.”
“I have to say the situation has not improved since I made the movie in 2006.” Gore told the paper, adding that this time around he’s “hopeful [it will have] a happy ending.”
I know Hollywood loves statistics, so here’s an interesting one: this might be the first time in film history that a sequel is made because the original movie DIDN’T have a big enough impact.
(via The Sun)