Behind the Curve

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Excellent, relevant docu about conspiracy theories.

NR 2018 96 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 8+

A horrifying exploration of pseudoscience

This documentary brings to light the (hopefully not actually) coming apocalypse of pseudoscience. Nonsensical illogical delusions are gaining mainstream legitimacy and penetration into the collective social consciousness. Upon seeing such display of flagrant anti-scientific anti-intellectualism, in one scene demonstrating these delusions can be passed down by generations, it is a wonder why the alleged all powerful "scientific elite" haven't stamped out this kind of anti-thought for good. If only. Behind the Curve presents a warning to the future, if scientific illiteracy has got to the point where the idea that the Earth is actually a frisbee is growing in traction... Then what direction is society truly heading in? Maybe it is not climate change, raging pandemics, antibiotic resistant superbugs, or global thermonuclear war that humanity must ultimately fear... But rather the gradual disintegration of our ability to reason and interpret reality. A great fear of mine is not so much society facing an apocalyptic scenario... What I fear most is if in such an event we willingly and enthusiastically deny the circumstances... So much so that even our pain is not acknowledged as real... And all of reality itself becomes perpetually undeterminable in a sea of mass psychosis.

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age 14+

Total rubbish

My goodness, surely if I was to think so strongly about something Would have at least some evidence to support my beliefs!all they did was talk about the earth being flat and tried to debunk the Globe theory by conducting an experiment with a $20,000 gyroscope which totally proved they were wrong !!they even tried to say the experiment was wrong, my God delusional is an understatement and as for the Laser experiment to test a curvature of the earth that is and was a total disaster where did they buy that equipment? must have cost all of $20.Total fruitcakes where is the evidence??of a flat earth why can't I see Mount Everest from my house well it is 5 miles high or is that a conspiracy as well.Go get a life.

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