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Gore snubbed by Hollywood as ‘climate turkey sequel’ misses out on Oscar nod – Climate Depot Responds

Hollywood freezes Gore out

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 – The Washington Times – Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Al Gore may need some ice for that burn after the Academy Awards on Tuesday snubbed his climate-change documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

The 2017 film failed to pick up an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature, ending a disappointing run for the sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” which took home 2006 Oscars for best documentary and best song.

The first film did exceptionally well for a documentary, grossing $24 million domestically and igniting the global-warming movement, but the sequel fell flat with moviegoers, earning $3.4 million and a tepid 49 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Even Hollywood could not give Gore’s climate turkey sequel a mention at the Oscars,” said Climate Depot’s Marc Morano, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change,” slated for release Feb. 26 by Regnery.

“When a politically correct film like Gore’s is dissed, it means it was below even minimal entertainment standards,” he said in an email. “Gore’s dismal sequel did the impossible, it made Hollywood turn a blind eye to climate change issue!”


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Climate Depot note: 

Gore has not exactly been red hot with the public in recent years. Gore’s extremely low rated Current TV finally went under in 2013 and he sold it to Al Jazeera. But just how lower were the ratings for Gore’s Current TV? The Hollywood Reporter noted in 2011 that Gore’s TV network “averaged 18,000 homes in prime time for fourth quarter 2010, lower than any other network measured by Nielsen.”
In 2015, Gore was forced to cancel his worldwide Live Earth event and had to replace it with just one event, a “climate telethon” in Paris and that event was canceled mid-show due to the city’s terror attacks. Climate activists at the Huffington Post blamed Gore’s (hypocritical) lifestyle, by noting that his “stupendous wealth complicates his climate message.” “He is a flawed character,” Stephen Lacey, editor-in-chief of the magazine GreenTechMedia, said. “We’re in an era of backlash against elites, so Gore, a guy who bought a 6,500-square-foot seafront home in California for $8.8 million, and who hangs around with other celebrities who talk big on climate but who live lavish lifestyles, is the perfect target at this point in time,” Lacey added.
Even long-time climate activists were not happy to see Gore back with a sequel. The warmist New Republic featured a July 2017 article titled, “The Troubling Return of Al Gore” and noted “Not everyone on the left is celebrating Gore’s reemergence—and for reasons that sometimes contradict each other. Some worry he’s too polarizing a figure, and therefore could paralyze progress on climate change.” Warmist Wen Stephenson explained: “If Gore himself is trying to appeal to bipartisanship, I’d tell him to stay home.”
Climate activists give sequel thumbs down

The reviews of An Inconvenience Sequel by Gore’s fellow climate activists and media sympathizers was also less than stellar.A warmist Miami Herald columnist worried that “Gore’s movie may be too Gore-centric.”

Warmist Randy Olson wrote: “It just didn’t have a good story…Inept…Ambling narrative structure.” “Gore continues to surround himself with people who don’t really know what they’re doing. As a result, his new movie isn’t bad, it’s just middling.”

Westword’s Review: Gore’s sequel an “aimless travelogue of meet-&-greets & brand building, lacking urgency of 2006 film.”

Vox Review: Gore’s sequel “not a great movie…unfocused…bent the truth on India…light on the facts” “Watching Gore present graphs and data to rooms full of people who want to advocate on behalf of sustainable energy efforts around the world, it’s hard not to grow cynical. Sure, they’re applauding — but who wouldn’t be? It’s a self-selecting crowd, right?”

Slant website Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel is usually transparent in its unbridled and excessive adulation of Al Gore…muddled by its designated emissary’s own uncouth grandstanding.”