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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a Canadian documentary film that explores the developing idea of a geological epoch called the Anthropocene, defined by the impact of humanity on natural development. It's beautiful and at times harrowing, but it meanders and drifts and frankly is boring. I learned more watching Ed Norton in the extra on the DVD than I did from the documentary itself. It's an important subject that needs to be presented in a crisper way than the filmmakers do here. There are plenty of gorgeous shots from all over the world, but I never felt like the narrative was tied together and the movie just wasn't all that cohesive. Final Score: 5.0/10
A sobering look at what we've done to this planet. It doesn't judge, it just presents the images of human impact on our planet to allow us to make our own judgements. This should be seen in every classroom in the world.
A visual feast of the terrifying projects humanity has undertaken to gorge itself on earth's natural resources. It is important to watch this movie simply to bear witness to what we are actually doing to the planet as a civilization. Industry and commerce are very good at hiding the means by which they produce all our amazing day to day products and building materials. This movie forces us to watch the devastation caused by our mindless consumption of goods.
This movie should get awards on cinematography alone. Beautiful shots well composed with a very compelling score. Sound editing is also amazing. An artful masterpiece, despite the stark subject.
Eye opening! Also, Great narration by Vikander.
Outstanding, stunning to look at but devastating to learn about human impact on the world and the damage we've done.
It was very disappointing. It could have been so much more. When the film opened with 2 minutes of the fire from the burning ivory I knew I was in trouble. Some of the things that were shown did not seem to fit with the point that the movie was trying to convey. The Gotthard Tunnel for example. The film contained some stunning images but more examples and more narration would have been a good thing.
The most terrifying aspect of the film -- aside from its content! -- is the awful combination of horror and beauty.