Saturday, February 13, 2010
Super Size Me- A film of Epic Portions
Been a while since I did a film review, but also been awhile since I saw a good film. (Documentary that is… District 9 is an excellent flick)
I have to admit, I had some hesitation when I first got this film from the library. I mean to say, I enjoy an occasional burger at MacDonalds. While watching this movie, I was relieved to find out I was in the minority of not ordering super sized meals. My usual order is a regular burger and a cup of coffee. That being said, I totally enjoyed this movie. It is eye opening to see what the fast food companies do to make those sales. And it was fun interesting to watch what happened to the filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock, who ate only MacDonalds 3 times a day for 30 days, much to the chagrin of his Vegan Chef Girlfriend. His health deteriorated immensely, and as the month wore on, the film showed at what lengths, Fast food and Food companies in general will go to keep selling product. At times I thought wow this is just what a drug dealer does- get them young and keep them coming back. Hey it worked for tobacco. A point not lost in this film. Often entertaining and at times Quite humorous, I give “Supersize Me” three out of four green thumbs.
Supersize Me available to view on Hulu