Documentry Review: before the Flood review, Leonardo DiCaprio
How long we see pictures drawn by kids having animals all around, very less indeed. Now most of the pictures are more of the society, towns, zoos, calamities, destruction and much more. In all honesty, when was the last time you watched An Inconvenient Truth? When was the last time you found yourself switching channels, presumably on Earth Day, chancing upon An Inconvenient Truth, we are more prone to watch entertainment channels then watching documentary and other climate education videos?
There is a reason to watch this documentary, you might be thinking that you already have watched other documentary then why to watch this one. The answer is it is quite long when we watched the documentary on nature by AL gore or other environment lovers a long time ago.
This Documentory by Leonardo DiCaprio moves you back and tell you all about the present changes in the environment and the things we have lost
The movie is all about the impact caused by the pollution and Leonardo tipically I every frame of the documentary. As earnest as this film is, and as earnest as DiCaprio has always been about this very real, and very pressing issue, the filmmaking simply isn’t at par. it is structured more like an educational documentary than a piece of moving cinema; the sort of film you would imagine is shown in classrooms in the future – either as a warning or as a reminder of exactly when it all went wrong. It aims to impart knowledge, and not, as should ideally have been the case, evoke emotion.
And this is surprising, directed by Fisher Stevens, who produced the incredible Oscar-winning 2009 documentary The Cove, about the ghastly dolphin hunting practices in Japan.
But it’s unlikely Before the Flood will score any converts, since it mostly preaches to the choir. The most surreal example of this happens when DiCaprio visits India and speaks to environmentalist Sunita Narain, who wastes no time in giving him a good telling off for being a citizen of the most irresponsible (in her view) nation in the World. This goes on for a good 5 minutes. Guys, if you ever read this – which, let’s face it, is more unlikely than us successfully avoiding the apocalypse – understand this: You’re on the same team. Stop arguing.
Instead of speaking with Elon Musk, President Obama, and the Pope – all of which sounds impressive – perhaps it would’ve been a better, more involving idea to present both sides of the argument, and let the viewer decide which one was the truth and which was lunacy. And unfortunately, as if to further cement my point, none of these noted individuals (all of whom agree with each other and what this film is saying, mind you) have nothing really to say that hasn’t already been said in a VICE documentary - links to which I’ll share down below in case you’re interested in exploring this further.