2012 was one of those movies that seemed really interesting when the studio first "teased" what was coming, but the more I saw and read regarding the movie, the less I cared about it. At this point I'm not even sure I'd bother watching the DVD when Netflix has it.
We've been watching a lot of stuff lately, and finally caught Food Inc. which a few of you just mentioned.
It was definitely worth seeing, but it falls into the category of "important but difficult" documentary. Hot Pockets and Chicken McNuggets and Totino's Pizzas and chicken pot pies, those are much more "product" than food, and that's really the point of this documentary. Really no matter what one's taste preferences, it makes sense to stick with foods that are cleaner, more natural, and more like the kind of thing your great grandparents could have found at the market. Lena and I are already especially careful about what kinds of food we eat. We almost never eat any food "products," and try to use actual fruits and vegetables and meat to make foods that are, you know, real food. Yet even for us, seeing Food Inc made us re-think some of the things we eat. Difficult viewing, yes, but important enough as to be worth it.
I had lunch at Chipotle today and they've been hyping this DVD/Bluray at their front counter for the past month or so, trying to get people to be more aware of the difference between organically or sustainably produced food (which is generally what they use at Chipotle) and the kind of factory-produced and genetically modified food you might find across the street at Burger King, Taco Bell or KFC.