Morgan Spurlock’s Navel Is Getting All Gazed Out

This is going to be a difficult argument for someone with a BLOG to make, but I find Morgan Spurlock to be kind of self absorbed. Here were the main points that Super Size Me made, as far as I could tell:

1. McDonald’s makes you fat, especially when eaten in extreme excess.
2. Morgan Spurlock loves to talk.

I can’t say that the fact that McDonald’s discontinued the Super Size line in response to the film isn’t a good thing, and there was one moment of interest in the film when Spurlock traveled to the restaurant chain’s headquarters and confronted a VP, but those are tertiary effects of the project. The film itself was mostly about how Morgan Spurlock’s vegan girlfriend was not as interested in him sexually.

Well, guess what, NEW MOVIE.

So, what are the major points Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? is making, at least as far as one can tell from the trailer?

1. We have extreme cultural differences with the Middle East.
2. Morgan Spurlock loves to talk.

I don’t know. It looks kind of funny. He picks subjects that are in the social conscience, and he’s good at putting this stuff together, and it’s not like I don’t myself have an unfortunate tendency to insert myself into everything I write (fart sound), but it would be nice if he’d start with a premise that had some kind of mystery to it. Not that I’m not looking forward to the hard-boiled journalism of his “Everybody Uses Email And Cell Phones These Days” and “Gay People Don’t Seem To Have The Same Social Status and Basic Rights as Heterosexual People” projects.