The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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These are critically important issues, but it needs a sharper point to get through thick skulls, and even evolved humans who are tired of the treadmill of progress might ask: What else is new?
A slick jeremiad, "Surviving Progress" is expertly made (it's far from tedious) but intellectually muddled.
[A] remarkably cogent, albeit remarkably alarming, film.
Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, adapting a book by Ronald Wright, argue so persuasively that the human race is spinning out of control.
It's self-evident and tells the truth.
Maybe the people in this movie really don't know what they're talking about. In any case, believing them gets you nowhere, because they offer nothing.
These are crucial questions facing us, no matter what side of the aisle you're on. But, unfortunately, you won't find any substantive discussion of them here.
Persuasively argued in places, the film never really gets beyond the surface. That, however, may also be the point.
But this is not a film interested in partisan finger-wagging, nor is it looking to place blame directly on one specific group or another (despite some pretty heavy glances toward [some] politicians). No. "Surviving Progress" is more philosophical.
Instead of providing anything in the way of new ideas or even in-depth treatment of old ideas, Surviving Progress is content to be the world's longest book trailer.
One of those annoying runaway films in which every on-camera point is an excuse to cut to gratuitous, expensive images.
Debates will be inevitable after viewing this with a friend. But after about halfway through, the movie repeats itself. I was getting bored when scientist after scientist was saying the same thing over and over again
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