Zeitgeist: Moving Forward Reviews
The first chapter about "human nature" is the most important document ever put on film and the very central message for this concept. One can only hope that even the staunchest proponents of the tired old incorrect myth of genetically predetermined behaviour in humans will one day understand the direct plausibility of epigenetics and neuroplasticity.
The message is loud and clear: "human nature" is as flexible as a rubber band and it means that we can be anything our environment allows us to be.
La revolución es ahora!
Whether drastic or subtle, I think that anyone who watches either of these films will change the way they do something in their day to day life. That is a bold statement to make, but I think that these films are that powerful. You can see these films as dangerous Propaganda or our dirty laundry finally being aired in public; but that is down to the individual.
As films, I don't feel that either is polished or edited very well. There are many places where a leading thinker in his field will be speaking at length on a topic that could have been cut down - it is left in a kind of semi-lecture format. I can see viewers becoming bored or nodding off perhaps. Both films take a long time to get to the juicy content and appear rather amateurish at times.
Although, both of these films feel like "bargain basement" documentaries it is in the content where both excel. Rather than giving me "food for thought" these films have changed my life more than perhaps anything else I have ever watched (with the obvious exception of the News). Having impact of this level cannot be ignored. Out of the 2 films I would recommend Addendum over Moving Forward as I feel it covers more ground, is a little less boring and is better documentary all round.
Do not listen to naysayers who complain about the film's running time, academically complex subject matter, or budget deficiencies. Also, do not buy into to claims in regards to the films supposed promotion of communism, socialism, or any other commonly referenced social construct. The ideas behind Zeitgeist eschew such outdated systems, and those connections are non-existent when one critically, and objectively, considers the information being presented.
Please, watch the film for yourself, and do the research. I highly doubt you will find any objective source of information that will refute any claim the movie makes.
I think itÂ´s a must-see for everyone, and to draw your own conclusions.