Fifteen years ago, documentarian Morgan Spurlock created Super Size Me and it let Americans in on a teeny, tiny secret we’ve been avoiding: fast food is bad for your health. WHO KNEW!?
Morgan Spurlock delivered brand new information by letting us know that eating fast food every day, all day is a form of psychological and physical torture. Well, Morgan Spurlock must’ve missed the clogged arteries, because he’s doing another film about fast food. This time he’s creating his own fast food chicken restaurant and exposing some of the short cuts and sidestepping of the law that gets done to make some cheap, fast food chicken. And yes, Super Size Me 2 will actually see the light of day even after Morgan Spurlock confirmed that several women were right to say #MeToo about him.
According to The Takeout:
Now, because nothing is safe from the era of sequels, remakes, and “re-imaginings” in Hollywood, there will even be a Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!. (Yes, that is the full title.) Spurlock returns as both director and star, this time taking on the myth that fast food is getting healthier in the modern age.To do this, he’ll build a fast food chicken restaurant from scratch, aiming to argue that some chains continue to dupe their customers while sidestepping the law:
Wait…so a fast food restaurant would practice deceit in order to make a profit? Wild times! I’m actually interested in seeing what they do, at one point in the trailer they show a guy painting on grill marks with food coloring, so the chicken looks grilled. He also touches upon on easily manipulated some words, like free range, can be.
Pointing out that industrial agriculture can be hazardous if conducted improperly, or that some restaurants will cut corners from time to time, is hardly the stuff of revelatory documentary cinema. Yet Super Size Me 2 will look to carry on an argument that fewer and fewer people seem to be having these days, as part of Spurlock’s attempted comeback after admitting to sexual misconduct in late 2017. The film will be released September 19.
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