Wednesday, April 19, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth

I haven't seen the new Al Gore movie, but I'm pretty sure I liked the original better.

Although, I'll say this: Straight one-to-one remakes are always a mistake (did you know that they've redone The Omen?). If you're going to remake a movie, you have to do something different and interesting. Remaking fiction as a documentary is a pretty neat idea.

It's not an original idea, of course. The Discovery Channel remade Perfect Storm as Deadliest Catch. The new season looks pretty great, actually.

Maybe Gore should have used Bon Jovi in his trailer.

1 comment:

Bizarro Jack said...

The Perfect Storm was based partially on real events, so it wasn't entirely fiction.

I don't understand where you're going with this, though. Are you calling global warming fiction? As Michael Crichton (PhD in meteorology and oceanography, right?) has so deftly observed, the catastrophes won't be scientifically proven until they are happening, and others have made strong arguments that the kyoto protocols weren't the greatest idea, but I'd be surprised to see you don't think we have a serious potential problem on our hands.

I haven't seen it either. For all I know, it's full of lies and pseudoscience, but I doubt it. It's not like this is Michael Moore this time.