The Age of Stupid

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  1. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    The Age of Stupid is the new movie from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and producer John Battsek (One Day In September). Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?
    http://www.ageofstupid.net/

    The Age of Stupid is being hailed by many as a brilliant piece of environmental film making that will have an even greater impact than Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. George Monbiot calls it, "the first successful dramatisation of climate change to reach the big screen". Mark Lynas says, "The most powerful piece of cultural discourse on climate change ever produced." and The Ecologist wrote, "“Fantastic. Knocks spots off An Inconvenient Truth”.
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/03/the-age-of-stupid-review.php

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    Trailer: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2991411



    The global premiere started off today, although the UK premiere was apparently back in March.
    I don't know if anyone here has seen it, but if so could you please tell me what you thought of it?
     
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  3. jpappl Valued Senior Member

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    Why alone. I kinda wonder whats the point of the story.

    Another end of the world story, but from the outset, there is no chance for success.

    I know you might be thinking many other species may make it but it's not the same for me.

    I'll reserve judgement until I see it, if I do.
     
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  5. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    It's not a doomsday film as far as I can judge. It's a film like "An Inconvenient Truth" but with a completely different approach.
    It would be nice to get a discussion going on this movie, but there will have to be people that have seen it.. obviously

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  7. jpappl Valued Senior Member

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    So it's more of a documentary style ?

    Well we will just have to see it and then decide.

    I just don't like when we are asking people to think and change their ways but at the same time happy to see the demise of us just to be right.

    I realize that we can't wish things into being different, but I do hope we solve our issues before we get to self inflicted armegeddon.

    I do hope we succeed.
     
  8. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know if its documentary style. I can't find any footage of it.

    I think they are trying a different approach because the 'nice' approach isn't really working.

    I might go and see it sometime but it's not in any cinema's near where I live.
     
  9. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    I read the thread title and my first thought was "twenty seven".
    And then I read the OP.

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  10. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    What's "twenty seven" ?
     
  11. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    The age of "stupid".

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    (Maybe it only works in native English...)
     
  12. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Meh.. I don't get it lol
     
  13. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    LOL, I think twenty-two for me.

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  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    London is underwater, New Orleans won’t be rebuilt a third time, the arctic is ice free, and agriculture is failing, which leads to global food riots and ultimately the collapse of civilization….

    Yeah!!!!!:bravo: Its not a completely bleak look at the future then is it.
     
  16. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Well the message is that we can prevent it if we do something now. So they're not saying that that's what's going to happen, they are saying that that is what could happen. It's a warning.
    Having said that, I didn't see the movie myself. So I'm waiting for people that did and that can tell me a little more about it.
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    We went and saw 9 this weekend. I saw the poster for Age of Stupid in the theatre lobby, but no previews.
     
  18. shorty_37 Go! Canada Go! Registered Senior Member

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    I read the title and first thought.....Not another thread about Orleander.
     
  19. tuberculatious Banned Banned

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    it's only a movie.
     
  20. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I do not understand this review:

    "This is one of the worst films I have ever seen... In The Age of Stupid the grinning Indians boarding a GoAir flight can be presented as so many deluded picaninnies and even a Nigerian woman living in poverty can be subtly chastised for wanting more." Brendan O'Neill
     
  21. stereologist Escapee from Dr Moreau Registered Senior Member

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    Sounds bad.
     
  22. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm I don't get that either..
     

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