Film Review: “An Inconvenient Sequel”

By Toren Arginteanu

Self-proclaimed “man who used to be the next president” Al Gore is releasing an “Inconvenient Sequel” to his award-winning 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” The trailer was recently released, and the film itself will be released later this year.

Gore and his original film have been overwhelmingly lauded for his predictions that the North Pole would be “completely ice free” by 2015, that San Francisco, lower Manhattan, and half of Florida would be underwater by now, and that “there will be no more snows of [Mount] Kilimanjaro” by 2016. While none of these predictions actually came true, they did inspire an entire generation of government bureaucrats to pass wonderful regulations that spared the planet from decades of unfettered economic prosperity. And although Manhattan is not in fact underwater, as Gore points out in the trailer, it was rained on during a hurricane, which was of course completely unheard of before recent times. And if we don’t act soon, we can expect even more magical sky water to fall down on unsuspecting cities throughout the next decade.

But some headstrong skeptics have characterized Gore’s claims as overblown, not backed by scientific evidence, and/or reminiscent of the incomprehensible ravings of an escaped lunatic. These silly Republicans are climate change deniers, who refuse to accept the near-unanimous consensus among 41 percent of climate scientists that climate change might pose significant dangers one hundred years from now.

In the spirit of making unlikely predictions based on limited evidence, please enjoy the following film review of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” based only on the trailer and promotional materials.

To appeal to a wider audience, this film will shy away from the documentary format in favor of a more character-driven storyline. The stage is set during the Obama years in which our heroes, a coalition of mostly-unelected global oligarchs, congregate in their lair in the capital of an oppressed, dystopian nation, for the Paris climate summit. There, they decide which hospitals and homes in third world countries will be forced to surrender their electricity in order to appease the bloodthirsty climate gods. But just when everything appears to be going according to plan, in November of 2016, a powerful opponent arises in the form of President Donald Trump. Trump will likely play a prominent role as the film’s main villain, given his starring role in the trailer.

Trouble arises when Trump nefariously campaigns to eliminate unconstitutional and job-stifling EPA regulations and threatens to stop funneling billions of taxpayer dollars into climate research and hundreds of millions more into failing green energy companies. The mother nature gods become incensed, hurling water and ice from the sky and causing sea levels to rise and fall every twelve hours. Rampant pollution, acid rain, and changing temperatures cause plants to die and change colors and lose their leaves while animals are forced to migrate south. Our heroes are left with no choice but to board their gas-guzzling private jets and reconvene to try to thwart the villainous Trump. They try wiretapping Trump Tower, sending their email passwords to the Russians, and even paying hordes of young people to protest all over the nation, but to no avail; Trump remains president.

The final act is where the film begins to fall apart due to serious plot holes in the storyline. For example, it’s supposed to get hotter and colder and wetter and dryer all at the same time, and most of the “scientific evidence” which plays a key role in the film turns out to be entirely fabricated. The film probably will not receive high ratings and is likely to leave leftists feeling angry and disappointed, as is generally the case whenever they try to accomplish something. Alas, exploiting a so-called crisis to seize government power over the economy and people’s lives may seem easy enough, but finding actual science to back it up might prove inconvenient.

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