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If only Herzog could give this idea of full embeddedness the attention it very badly needs. But the director holds off from making the kind of visionary statement that would burn through the epical thickness of techno-chaff and touch the old questions.
[It's] worth catching, but only in its final chapters -- pondering what's coming down the wires -- do you feel Herzog delving deep. What goes before is all a bit too ZOMG to provoke much in the way of serious reflection.
The internet has fundamentally changed the lives of every single person on the Earth, and such a seismic shift in how people live their lives fascinates Herzog, and we're lucky enough that he wishes to share his fascination with the rest of us.
Ultimately, Lo and Behold is less a documentary about technology, and more one about people. Herzog is a character who adores characters. In his hands, the Internet, vast, scary, unknowable, alien, mystifying, suddenly seems all too human.