SUPER SIZE ME 2: HOLY CHICKEN! (Theatrical Release USA 2019)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì

Supersize Me 2: Holy Chicken!—nothing new here—becomes a waste of time and money both in production and at the level of ticket purchase. Just as the first movie presented no real ‘study’ of the fast food industry based upon large sample size and makes links that are still not verified through a properly designed study, this movie relies on emotion and suggestion while failing to tell why the industry operates the way it does. It fails to examine the consequences of volume production to keep cost down versus artisan production that always skyrockets price whether producing a new automobile, furniture, or edible food portions. It becomes unclear why Spurlock opens a fast food restaurant that operates under rules of ‘transparency’ rather than opening a restaurant that truly provides a different level of service while examining the cost of such a place of business or determining if such a place could indeed be franchised and where good input of food could be adequately sourced for such a franchise. He has made a serious error in believing that everyone eats all their meals in fast food restaurants when most families use them as a stop gap to stave off ‘hungry’ until they can get to a destination point where more nutritious food can be prepared. This movie follows the same thinking processes that mark the Michael Moore movies. Activists who do not give fair attention to the other side of the debate and therefore come off as intellectually weak in argument.

Storyline

Morgan Spurlock joins and duplicates the fast food industry.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Morgan Spurlock for directing effort. Additional characters/cast include: Morgan Spurlock and Jonathan Buttram.

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie redundantly presents the viewpoint that what appears to be in the bun is not always what is on the bun.

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