October 28, 2015
Food Inc. Response
I decided to watch and review Food Inc., directed by Robert Kenner. It was released in late 2008/early 2009. This reminds me a little of Morgan Spurlock’s Super-Size Me, but goes more extensively into the fast food industry like the farming aspect. The film’s narrative was focusing on the various fast food companies in America and revealing how the food is handled and prepared before giving to the customers. I really enjoyed the parts regarding the production of meat products and how animals are treated during this process. I always have eaten meat products, but I’m now more aware of what animals are put through in order for us to eat burgers from McDonald’s or Burger King. Meat packing is still prevalent and meat consumption has created extreme controversy for the animals’ treatment. Overall, I think this film is just as great as Super Size Me but, possibly, even better. The difference between feature film and documentaries is that feature film tell stories from different styles and the majority of the time, it’s fictional. With documentaries, you have a narrator, you have to do tons of research about certain topics and interview various people about the subject matter.