Super Size Me (2004)
The doc follows a man on a journey to eat as much McDonald's as possible and then grow surprised when he gains a fuck-ton of weight. Needless to say, it was entertaining to watch, lol. I've never liked mukbangs but there's something about a self-proclaimed smartie going on an obviously bad experiment that had me see this to the end. He "shows" how McDonald's contributes to the obesity epidemic. I didn't like this documentary after thinking about it because it felt extreme, and it relied on those extremes to prove its point. Most people I know, fat or not, are not eating McDonald's 5 times a week for three. In all fairness, it is an old doc now and super-size isn't even an option in the US anymore. So... most people likely aren't taking it as gospel.
My rating: 5.5/10, lol it is watchable and makes you think, but seeing him scarf all that down was oof.
Naturally, I must add the counter documentary to Super-size me!
Fat Head (2009)
I really enjoyed this documentary. It was a little triggering with all the calorie counting he does, and it is hard to cross-compare unless you are a six foot forgot tall bro. However, the guy is clearly an accountant in his approach to looking at statistics. I like how he points out how research and big claims can be unreliable and far from the truth. He shows the 2009 climate in a way that makes us understand how we got there rather than scaring us. Plus, it's always fun to watch people lose weight. I can see why some might not like the old Windows XP feel of the documentary, though.
My rating: 8.0/10