has been questioned about it's nutritional
content since the 80's (at least). While
most would agree that Mickey D's is okay
for a special meal once a week, couple
of weeks or months what would happen if
someone did what some do, eat at McDonalds
daily, for three meals a day for a month?
The results are found by one independent
filmmaker: Morgan Spurlock in Super
Size Me ,
a Sundance award-winning feature film.
movie goes into the culture that created
and continues to perpetuate fast food
and especially the mega billionaire McDonald
Corporation. Spurlock literally
risks his life (no joke) to show what
eating this food consistently will do
to you mind, body and soul. You
see him eat every one of his meals and
follow all the rules he set forth at the
beginning of the movie i.e. only getting
super sized options when the counter people
asked him and making sure he had every
item on the menu at least once. The movie
also goes into more than McDonalds as
it attacks the current school lunch system,
nutritional education, and corporate responsibility.
movie is good for several laughs but can
and should be an educational tool for
the children and their parents.
The fact is America is a fat nation and
it starts at home. Everyone wants
to get things fast and it hurts us in
the end, as more people are obese.
The government needs to step up and come
down on these companies but with "free
enterprise" we all know they won't so
it is up to us, the people, to pass the
word on. The film uses cartoons and graphs
to help get the message out to different
audiences. Look at the film, be objective
and make a decision for yourself the worth
of the content.
bonus features include audio commentary
by Spurlock, deleted scenes, an interview
with Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food
Nation, extra interviews, special scenes
not seen in the film: "13 Bags of Garbage".
give this movie 4.5 Globes. While it's
hard to break habits good or bad, there
is no excuse for being ignorant anymore
and that helps big time.
Suggestions, comments, questions feel
free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.