Hollywood freezes Gore out
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!”
Climate Depot note:
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.”