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Forks Over Knives: Review (kind of)

The lesson here: The fork always prevails in a knife fight.I went to see the documentary, Forks Over Knives last night.  I can't rightfully say that I enjoyed it.  It's two hours of people saying the same thing over and over and over and over again.  This film could have gotten it's point across in 30 minutes, but it decided to linger for an extra hour and a half.  Not classy.  Not classy at all.

The content of the film was interesting, but the delivery of the message was kind of lame.  I would compare it to a college film student's first stab at making a feature length documentary.

I don't want to spoil anything, but the whole 2 hours went something like this:

 

Eating meat is bad.  Eating vegetables is good.  Do you know what happens when you eat meat?   You get get fat.  Do you want to be fat?  I'll bet you dont!

Drinking milk is bad.  People act like it's good for you, but it's not.  You shouldn't drink milk or have any dairy products because we're not animals.  We're humans.  Try this vegetable product instead.  Don't eat meat or have any dairy.  Oh you don't believe us?  Well check out this UFC champion fighter.  Don't you like the way his body looks?  Look at him working out.  Let's ask him about his diet.  Yeah, just like we though.  No meat and no dairy.

Are you sick?  Do you have a disease?  Eat vegetables and you'll be cured.  You're most likely sick because you eat meat and have dairy in your diet.  Look at this UFC fighting champion work out for a few more seconds.

 

"Basically, at the end of the day, farmers is all about dat greenery, nahmean?"It sounds like I'm being skeptical about the validity of what the documentary was about.  I am not.  I believed every word of what they were saying and I did walk away knowing that there are some things I need to change about my diet.  My beef (haha...beef) is that I wasted 2 hours of my life paying attention to something that I could've learned in 30 minutes.

I say skip the movie itself, but research the content.  It's very valuable information.