An Inconvenient Truth, the Sequel: Speaking Truth to Power
- much less about the science than the first one (which was really a sort of rock concert tour movie of the presentation). More about the politics leading up to Paris COP 21 -- the scene where they take the Metro to get out of a traffic jam... Some scenes, such as meeting public officials in Miami, were quite interesting. I found it to be quite moving, on the whole.
- will be a PBS documentary as well. About the Voyager Space Probes, Voyager I is the first man made object to leave the solar system and the solid gold LP it carries with the voices and music of humanity will likely be the last thing to survive us in the Cosmos. The Voyager probes bracket my adult life, and in particular I find the clips of Carl Sagan, who was instrumental in getting the record put on the craft, to be touching -- Sagan died not long after the Voyager reports from Uranus, I believe. There's that sense of loss, of someone one has known, who is no more, a shining beacon in the darkness, extinguished.
, which I enjoyed as a better class of superhero movie (OK, low bar
). For me, the scene in which her advance across No Man's Land is seen from the perspective of the German Machine Gun crew-- that's not a perspective often shown in Hollywood's depictions of war. You could feel how baffling and frightening it must have been. Gal Godot was an appropriate choice for Wonder Woman-- possessing the right degree of physicality (she was actually pregnant for some of the retakes, which were shot green screen), foreignness and humour. The English comedienne (Lucy Davis) who plays Eta Candy deserved a bigger part
. And Danny Huston as the villainous Ludendorf is just perfect -- his brooding, hulking presence (with the obligatory bad guy German accent).