In the 13 years since Super Size Me, the fast-food industry has undergone a makeover. Today, chain restaurants tout food that’s “healthy,” “organic,” and “natural.” Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock explores this new reality with an approach even more immersive and subversive than that used for his first film: he sets out to open his own chicken franchise. We follow him every step of the way, from raising poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Spurlock brings his disarming humor to uncover the truths and lies behind this multibillion-dollar industry. -This is the official description on RottenTomatoes.com
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Movie Reviews of Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken Documentary
“Spurlock takes aim at the lack of transparency in the chicken industry while again proving himself among the most entertaining documentarians in the business.” -Big Apple Reviews, Harvey S. Karten
“Super Size Me 2 does an excellent job of showing the highs and lows of the country’s capitalist-driven farming industry.” -The Chicago Reader, Atavia Reed
Review by Rachel Avalon: “Super Size Me 2 demonstrates how insane and manipulative Big Chicken and the fast food industry’s tactics can be, especially when it comes to creating a ‘health halo’ with certain products and branding. Entertaining, shocking, and moving, this documentary is well worth watching, whether you’re drawn to chicken as a healthier alternative to beef or not. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken is particularly poignant for anyone who tries to avoid supporting factory-farms or prioritizes “free-range” “cage-free’, and “antibiotic-free” chicken or eggs.
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