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Killer at Large: Why Obesity Is America's Greatest Threat (2009)

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Don't be fooled by the sensationalistic title: the "killer" in question is not a homicidal maniac but a growing national epidemic - that of obesity. Grounded in deeply disturbing statistics - namely the fact that two-thirds of the American population (including 9 million children) qualify as obese or overweight - this documentary argues that the United States is on the cusp of an evolutionary disaster that is systematically wiping out large sectors of the populace. As such, the documentary traces the root causes and looks at ways to reverse this impending crisis. In making its case, the film draws on commentary from such public figures as Bill Clinton, Mike Huckabee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Neil La Bute and others.

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The film Killer at Large is about the problem America is struggling with known as obesity. Throughout the documentary they do lots of research and experiments over time to see how bad obesity really is. Plot Summary The plot really is not predictable, I mean it is a documentary most of the time it really isn't predictable. The major conflicts would probably be the overall message of the film which would be obesity and how bad people don't realize it really is. Documentary Elements The overall theme of the film would be to watch what you eat. Also to pay attention to what is going on in the world. The interviews I felt like were kind of boring just because the questions didn't strike much interest to me. The b-roll also wasn't included that much most of it was just footage of papers and graphs. Technical Elements The camera was pretty awkward. There were mostly just interviews which they kept all angles the same. The music was included much in it, just because there were people talking throughout the whole film. Conclusion In my opinion, I wouldn't see this documentary. First of all, if you are sensitive to seeing people surgery and blood then I would stay away from it. Second, it seemed pretty boring throughout the whole thing. If you are someone who enjoys stuff Ike that, then this is the stuff for you. -VN, 8th Grade Student

Skyview Broadcasting
Skyview Broadcasting
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Interesting, but nothing groundbreaking. I do love that they are calling for an end of the moralizing stigma attached to obesity. I also like that they point out that gastric bypass and lipo are not cure alls to America's issue with food and obesity.

Zandra Ellis
Zandra Ellis

I wanted to rate this 0 stars. Ive seen 2 horrible movies tonight. They blame vending machines, fast food restaurants, soda companies and advertisement for all their obesity problems. They blame everything but themselves. What a crock of shit! Don't buy it! We won't stock them!

John Cockrell
John Cockrell

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