Super size me

Super Size Me Directed by an independent filmmaker from America, Morgan Spurlock, ‘Super Size Me’ is a documentary film produced in the year 2004. In this intriguing, educative and full of humor movie, Spurlock sets a side a period of thirty days in which he decides to eat the food from McDonalds only. It’s portrayed in ‘Super Size Me’ how this kind of lifestyle affects his psychological and physical well-being drastically during this period. Through the film, the viewers are made aware of how industries related to fast food have corporate influence to the public, including how they lead to poor nutrition. This film earned Morgan Spurlock the best director award in 2004 appreciating his personal investigation and contribution into issues associated with health hazards caused by fast foods. In the 30 days in which Spurlock subjects himself to a steady diet, his normal equilibrium and fit body undergo ugly and dark changes. his cholesterol increases dramatically, grows so fat, his organs develop beatings, and his days are characterized by mood swings, headaches, narrowed sexual energy, and addiction symptoms. The outcome of the film is a too obvious gimmick that cannot sustain any documentary features. This, Spurlock achieves by spending most parts of the film probing on subtle means that the fast food industry has wormed its way into the young children hearts and school lunchrooms. Making himself the subject of the documentary he was covering, Spurlock targets the commercial food industry as his main subject. The outcome of those 30 days was a sure proof of the mental and physical effects of easting fast food. The film also targets the American’s food culture through its politics and school corporation. The movie “Super Size Me” shades a different kind of light on obesity which has proved to be American’s biggest health issues (Super Size Me).
The liberty value is what most American citizens value the most. They fight for the freedom of speech and freedom to work and be successful in life. However, this liberty value also involves the freedom to ruin their lives. This view is individualistic. it leaves the responsibility of each citizen’s prosperity on their heads. The worst that comes out of this situation is that it leads to a society that is selfish in which every man’s state is of no significance. This remains a critical issue to the nation as its citizens are intelligent and have a good sense in doing the right things for themselves and to those around them. This is however not the case, people have resolved to consuming foods that instead of nourishing their bodies, they rather settle for eating habits like over-consumption of foods that end up making them sick and obese(Super Size Me). “Super Size Me” demonstrates how fast food industries have placed their interests first and are not concerned about how they exploit and ruin the health of their consumers so long as they remain rich. The government should not just seat back and let such industries continue with such trends. It should step in and regulate such business and industries so as to protect the society from practices that are not good for them as a whole. However, this in not the case, the government, whether Democrats or Republicans is out to achieve the same thing. to erode the laws that are meant to protect citizens in an effort to maximize on the profits gained by big business.
Some of the quotations in “Super Size Me” include. “This is the best part of the day, when I get to be fat, on the bed, with my quart of Coke” by Spurlock (Super Size Me) and “I consumed over thirty pounds of sugar, that’s an average of a pound of sugar a day” spoken by Spurlock. (Super Size Me)
Work Cited
Super Size Me. Banzhaf John and Bennett Bridget. Sony Picture, 2004. Film

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