When this movie hit the shelves, I read all about it. I watched interviews with the creator, and I wanted to know more. I did not, however, see the film until now. Supersize Me is a documentary about the obesity epidemic in the US and in particular McDonalds involvement. It was an interesting movie, but it felt a little flat. I give it a 3 out of 5; if you don’t know anything about the obesity epidemic, i’d bump it up to a 4 out of 5; and if you are in fact suffering with obesity, I’d give it 5 out of 5.
The information presented in this movie simply wasn’t new. I’d already heard it all before. Some of the visual presentation was interesting. Many of the interviews were fascinating, but the focus on McDonalds wasn’t that interesting. I would have rather seen a full blown documentary on obesity in general. While this movie did talk about obesity, the clear focus was McDonalds and fast foods impact on obesity.
The documentary was very watchable. It had an interesting premise. The information presented was fascinating, but it seemed a little stale. I already knew the outcome having seen interviews of the creator after the movie was made, and many of the statistics have been around in news articles for quite some time. Sure, this film may have been the reason for a lot of that information coming to light, but I just feel that it doesn’t have the same freshness as it did when it first came out.Powered by Sidelines