Assessment: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel,’ With Al Gore Retaining The Stress On

Mr. Gore visits Greenland and the flooded streets of the Miami area.
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” a follow-up to “An Inconvenient Truth,” Davis Guggenheim’s Oscar-winning documentary from 2006, is a reboot that justifies its existence — and not just because Mr. Gore has fresh news to report on climate change since his previous multimedia presentation played in multiplexes.
The movie touches on Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the wildfire in Fort McMurray, Canada, and the Zika virus.
)Video“The dots are seldom connected in the media,” he says at one point, but events like these are symptoms of global warming.
PhotoIn a summer movie landscape with Spider-Man, a simian army waging further battle for the planet and Charlize Theron as a sexy Cold War-era superspy, it says something that one of the most compelling characters is Al Gore.

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