Flashback Review: Super Size Me

Todays Flashback Review is different then the other films I’ve reviewed, this time I’m reviewing a documentary film which I consider the best one all time, the one I’m referring to is Super Size Me.

Released in 2004, Super Size Me explores the concept on what happened if you eat too much fast food. One man named Morgan Spurlock, becomes a Guinea Pig by eating nothing but the  McDonald’s for 30 days to see how one individual suffers from the effects of eating fast food.

The Film earned Morgan Spurlock critical acclaim and went on to become and eligible Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature at The 77th Academy Awards. However it didn’t win.

The Experiment involving Morgan Spurlock eating for 30 Days shows us what happens if you eat too much fast food.

As result of the criticism of McDonald’s Super Size meals, the company decided to discontinue the portion. Now I’ll never be able to give this a try so I can share some left overs with my friends.

The following article is a non-spoiler review, it means you are allow to view it in case you haven’t seen it.

The Documentary contains a lot of interesting facts about McDonald’s and its legal problems involving obesity.

The Opening Sequence starts with a song by the rock band, Queen.

Many brands are shown for experimental purposes, I didn’t mind Product Placement unless it involves something about companies for Documentary purposes.

Lots of facts on how fast food can effect your body if you don’t moderate properly.

Besides McDonald’s other fast food companies are mentioned to have the super size meal including Burger King, Wendy’s as well as non-fast food companies like 7-11.

Spurlock’s results of The 30 Days Experiment shows how one person can experience the effects from eating.

Bonus Points for Spurlock when he goes to a McDonald’s located in Texas. Which is where I’m from.

During a montage of kids having fun at a McDonald’s Playplace. I burst out laughing at a song called “Rock N Roll McDonald’s” playing in the background.

Chicken Selects or Chicken Strips where on the menu before they discontinued. Its to bad they removed it from the menu.

The End of The Experiment teaches us a moral lesson on not to overeat.

Negative: Former Subway spokesperson, Jared Fogle, appears in a cameo appearance. This was before his infamous scandal, the same thing happened to Gary Glitter. I understand this documentary was released in 2004, but if this happened today, I would’ve tripled down more points.

An optional con for random individuals, is a depiction of gastric bypass surgery in case you feel sick to your stomach. No pun intended. This is just a pre-caution if you feel squicky.

The Final Verdict: A as in APEX.

If you’re bored or if this makes you hungry, go ahead and give it a watch and if you’re health teacher, I recommend it for educational purposes in order to help your students eat moderately and learn the meaning about nutrition.

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