My second film challenge seems to be taking an age for me to get into it, and this challenge is watching the 121 Documentaries To Expand Your Consciousness, and 3 months later I’m only onto the second film on the list, Thrive.
Thrive is a documentary that I had seen once before, but wanted to check out again to see how it effected me second time round, or if generally my opinions had changed. First time round I liked it, but as it’s a new age doco with conspiracy elements, meant I cringed a lot and took everything with a grain of salt, but was still very much interested in what it had to say.
Second time round I found myself being even more critical about what I was hearing and seeing, and just like the first time, there were elements in the doco they should have cut out due to it giving them a bad look. Though I tried my best not to let these put me off everything else, and luckily they didn’t, as when it grabbed my attention, it grabbed it fully.
But I couldn’t help but judge the film by how others may view it, and especially people who don’t believe what I might do, or at the very least people not open to different ways of thinking. When I did that, I couldn’t help but be even more critical of it, and maybe that was a good thing, but maybe it was a bad thing, but either way it did make me see it as lesser than what it may deserve to be seen.
So though I did like this doco, and would suggest like minded peeps to check it out, I think other such people should keep away, as I’m sure there’s too much in this for you to look past quickly and will most likely just judge it very harshly.
7.5 out of 10 from me!!!