Reviewer: Kaylah Karwan
Having been a large fan of ‘Sharkwater’, when asked to review Rob Stewart’s new documentary 'Revolution', I jumped at the opportunity and thankfully was far from disappointed.
In research for writing my own review, I wanted to see what other critics were saying. The general consensus seemed to be that while the film was visually appealing, it did not really teach us anything new. Although this
may be true for those who have an in-depth knowledge of climate change issues, the layperson would find it educative and entertaining. Beautiful interactions between species alongside vision of stunning natural scenery reinforce the importance of conservation and the need to combat the destructive force of climate change before it's too late. Stewart believes that there is a good chance two-thirds of all species will be extinct by the end of this century. In the past 50 years alone phytoplankton has declined by 40% and oceans are becoming so acidified that they can no longer support life.
One of the film's major themes emphasises the need for humans to realise that we are part of nature and need to work together to work as one to win a battle against ourselves. “This is how the revolution starts. Changing the mindsets, changing the concepts and realigning human beings to look at how we can work together”.
I really believe ‘Revolution’ was spectacular. I feel Stewart’s sole aim was not to present fresh information, but take the viewer on a journey with first hand accounts, experts’ opinions and a showcase of natural wonders that we may lose if we don't act now. This battle is far from won and Stewart has done well in contributing to the fight with this film.
View the trailer below or purchase for just $3.99. $1 from every film sold goes to the World Wildlife Fund.