This film, more than its predecessor, frequently adopts the soporific rhythms of reality TV, cutting back and forth between preparations and explanations. But [it] has a cogent, timely argument to make—and, crucially, it’s an argument that demands visual presentation. For once, reading a book or in-depth article on the subject wouldn’t be remotely as persuasive (except perhaps regarding the question of whether human activity is primarily responsible). If your eyes work, your heart will sink.
July 12, 2017