The last two months have been particular busy trying to complete year-end projects, and as a result has taken my focus off the site. In addition, I recently got involved (from a technical standpoint) with the Rebuild Haiti effort now underway, following the recent earthquake which has devastated this beautiful island.
But 2010 is here and GreenCoolHip wants you to go out and see two of the best green movies of 2009 if you have not already done so.
If I were asked to choose one movie last year that would be captivating and open our eyes to how we treat our planet and its living organism, it would be impossible. However, I could manage to round up two.
Food Inc., the documentary film by Robert Kenner, takes a hard look at how farm animals are raised in the United States and reveals the shocking truth about how we grow and harvest our crops. In our culture of more, bigger, faster and not necessarily better, we have traded quality and long term health concerns and let corporations put profits ahead of our safety and our environment. I bring up Food Inc. as a must-see movie because we all need to ask ourselves the following question. How can we take care of our planet if we don’t take care of ourselves?
Which brings us to our second choice, Avatar. After his 1997 blockbuster hit, Titanic featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, James Cameron waited 12 years before releasing his next movie, which almost instantly became a hit grossing over 1 billion dollars in a short period of time much like Titanic.
In Avatar, Cameron depicts a future where earth, after being trashed and having all its natural resources exhausted by its abusive inhabitants cannot longer sustain life. So we do what we do best and set out to exploit another people on another planet, except that we did not expect them to resist and fight back.
I will not delve too much into the movie as it’s excellent and I don’t want to spoil it for those of you who have yet to see it.
There will certainly be some great movies in 2010 urging us to think about the environmental impact of our actions. But for now, go out and see Avatar in theaters, or if you would rather stay home, grab a copy of Food Inc.