The Convenient Truth.
It has been a full 11 years since we were first introduced to the climate hysteria being promoted by former vice-president Al Gore’s movie “The Inconvenient Truth”, but in another attempt to remain relevant, it appears that now is the time for another indoctrination. Beginning just a few short weeks ago we had the opportunity to spend an evening with our families and friends in the comfort of our local cinema to witness the latest Hollywood version of how our planet is being decimated by mankind.
The first “Inconvenient Truth” movie, while by no means scientifically accurate, was enormously successful in terms of box office receipts and critical acclaim. It even earned Al Gore an Academy Award for being the best documentary film of 2006 even though it probably should have competed in the science fiction category rather than non-fiction documentary. The film raked in almost $50M worldwide and with a production cost of roughly $1M it still ranks as one of the most successful documentaries of all time.
Fast forward to July 2017 and the release of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and it appears the message is not resonating with the almost cult like followers of 2006. The movie opened to lackluster first weekend sales of $124,823. Mind you that the movie “Emoji” dubbed by numerous film critics as an “embarrassment to modern film” opened the same weekend and reeled in $26.65 million. This comes as Mr. Gore has tirelessly promoted the film both home and abroad. Even with support from Hollywood celebrities such as Bono, Pharrell Williams, and Adam Levine, the film remains firmly locked in a death spiral. At present, the movie has hauled in about $2.2 million worldwide with declining sales every subsequent week all while being offered at an increasing number of theaters. As a final insult, the movie has been given an abysmal 47% approval rating by Rotten Tomatoes (for reference the dreadful movie “Sharknado” received an 82% approval with the sequel “Sharknado 2” receiving a rating of 61%). In movie terminology this is the definition of a total box office bomb.
I choose to be optimistic and I view this as tremendously great news. It appears our society finally has grown weary of the propaganda and fear mongering radical climate proponents have been promoting for decades. With not even one of the dire predictions outlined by Mr. Gore even remotely coming true, with humanity remaining virtually unchanged and thankfully no real action to implement the abatement of CO2, I think the evidence is painfully obvious. We’re just not buying it anymore!