Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Netflix Challenge Day 15 - Super Size Me

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Director Morgan Spurlock takes a hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body, using himself as a guinea pig.

Super Size Me follows director Morgan Spurlock as he challenges himself to eat nothing but McDonalds for 30 days. He has to eat everything on the menu at least once and if offered super size he has to accept.

He started off with perfect health, blood pressure, weight, and BMI were all within the healthy range during the experiment he documents all of them with regular checkups with 3 different doctors.

Just 2 days in and he has some trouble, his diet was really healthy but the challenge is taking its toll as he gets his first super size and he literally can not stomach it. The fat and salt was just too much for him and 22 mins after eating he is sick.

Between the shots of him eating they show interviews with specialists and art work of evil Ronald McDonald's as well as mention other fast food franchises and the effects they are having on the American population.

You feel guilty when it shows you what the school children have for their dinners with choices from the likes of piles of chips and cheese burgers to cookies and fizzy drinks.

I love the way that Morgan Spurlock does his films as he does not push his views on you and more of less helps guide you to make your own decision unlike other film makers *COUGH* Nick Broomfield *COUGH*

Since Super Size Me has been out McDonalds have stopped doing super size and now have all the nutritional value of the foods on the trays although some would say that this is not linked to the film what so ever ;)

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