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Official Trailer for Morgan Spurlock's 'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!'

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July 15, 2019
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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Trailer

"Go forth and find your chickens!" Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted an official trailer for Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, the latest documentary by acclaimed documentarian Morgan Spurlock. This first premiered in 2017 at the Toronto Film Festival, but hasn't been released yet - arriving in theaters & on VOD in September this year. Spurlock's big directorial debut was the very successful doc Super Size Me, which originally premiered in 2004. He returns with a sequel, reigniting his battle with the food industry – this time from behind the register – as he opens his own fast food restaurant. We follow him every step of the way, from raising the poultry and conjuring recipes to designing the brand and scouting a location. Giving us another unique, fascinating Spurlock inside look at an industry that isn't as special as it pretends to be. I've always enjoyed seeing Spurlock dive into his own ideas, experimenting with honesty and showing us the truth behind everything – even if it's bad. I've been looking forward to this and can't wait to finally watch it.

Official trailer (+ poster) for Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, from YouTube:

Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Poster

In the 13 years since Super Size Me (2004), the fast-food industry has undergone a makeover. Today, chain restaurants tout food that's "healthy," "organic," and "natural." 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. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! is directed by American filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, of the docs Super Size Me, Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope, Mansome, One Direction: This Is Us, We the Economy, and Rats previously. This originally premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017. Samuel Goldwyn Films will finally release Spurlock's Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! doc in select US theaters + on VOD starting September 13th, 2019 coming up in fall. Who's interested in seeing this doc?

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15 Comments

1

The more you tell people what they are doing is bad for them, the more they want to do it. If for no other reason then just to spite you. Tell people they are destroying their bodies by what they are eating and they'll just scream back at you "i'll eat twice as much". Same for the planet. If you tell most people they are destroying the planet in the many ways they are, they'll just do everything they possibly can to make the matter worse. Tell them to eat less meat, they'll eat more. Tell them their cars are adding to greenhouse gases and they'll buy a bigger car. Tell them to recycle, they throw every plastic bottle they can find in the ocean. If you REALLY want to get the crowd that has absolute contempt for the planet angry don't go after them. Go after their children.

Charles Knowlton on Jul 15, 2019

2

Yeah, and all of this is so sad. What's wrong with us? Why can't we just listen and respect and learn from each other? So sad to see this is what we've become...

Alex Billington on Jul 16, 2019

3

We've given up on society. Most people are not evil, cruel, or intolerant of each other. It's the vocal minority of jerks that gets all the attention, while the (mostly) silent majority just hangs their heads down and tries to get through the day. We went from tabloids at the checkout to clickbait on our screens. Nothing has changed about that, it's just we've been overwhelmed and felt powerless for so long we've given up. What we need is someone to inspire the masses to value VALUES over hype. Unfortunately the ones with the highest chance to do this holds the highest offices. I'm not blaming Trump for society, his presidency is just the latest byproduct of it. There are plenty of good people in the public eye doing good for decades (celebrities, athletes, CEOs and politicians for example) but it hasn't been enough to truly motivate us all.

Akirakorn on Jul 16, 2019

4

Perhaps, but this is all part of the problem. Nothing is going to change unless something major happens that makes us rethink it, and causes everyone to start seeing things that way. Until then, it's all just going to get worse. And I don't mean to be negative or cynical, but it's also just an honest look at what's happening and realizing it's not something that has an easy solution no matter how much most of us genuinely care about things.

Alex Billington on Jul 16, 2019

5

Be the change, be the solution?

THE_RAW_ on Jul 16, 2019

6

True. I am the change! Trying to be. But unfortunately it doesn't make a difference anymore, everyone just does what they want...

Alex Billington on Jul 17, 2019

7

The blessing and curse of free will I guess.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 17, 2019

9

Only self-absord a-holes and spoiled brats (of any age) who want an excuse to do something wrong. Most people wouldn't pull that kind of crap, even dumb people tend to have common sense.

Akirakorn on Jul 16, 2019

10

Brave things and people like this who are doing it are in fact trying to reach some balance between really dangerous and healthy, on the other side, tendencies in this world. You must wish them best of everything ...

shiboleth on Jul 16, 2019

11

Are people actually ready for a 100% honest true documentary experience? I hated Supersize me, for the BS notion that saying "eating nothing but fast food for 30 days will make you sick". Yeah no kidding. Now he's opening a restaurant to show us the... gasp... horrors of how a fast food restaurant is made and maintained. Yeah no kidding. This has all been done to death, nothing special, nothing new. It it was a tired rehashed animated kids movie or odd-couple buddy cop movie this site would bash it into the ground. Fast food is cheap and convenient (time-saving for the consumer). And not much cheaper in most places really. Try cooking for yourselves and see how messy and badly made it is. Better yet lets see how dirty the average American kitchens really are. I've personally witnessed people who complain they get food poisoning from fast food on a regular basis yet wipe their hands, not wash them, after handling raw meat. Or under cook burgers and steaks because "if it ain't bloody it's burnt". Yes I'm ranting. But what this kind of documentary says is that "consumers are uniformed and stupid and need to be saved from ourselves". It's just another part of dumbing down everything to make us stop thinking. Just like "fake news", trash "reality shows", talk shows and many other forms of entertainment. Which is all this really is.

Akirakorn on Jul 16, 2019

12

Well said/ranted.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 16, 2019

13

"Fast food is cheap and convenient (time-saving for the consumer). And not much cheaper in most places really. Try cooking for yourselves and see how messy and badly made it is. Better yet lets see how dirty the average American kitchens really are. " I can't believe anyone would say something so ignorant.

Charles Knowlton on Jul 21, 2019

14

I feel like there's conflicting points of interest here. Is he going after the USDA on labeling? Or are we reiterating the dangers of fast food? Is it JUST labeling? All of the above? Too many "morals to the story" and your main point gets lost in the shuffle. Whatever the case, this seems like a doc for people who don't know any better. Not for us who realize "Most everything is fine in moderation." It really seems to be an irrelevant and unnecessary doc. The only thing I'm curious about is if he succeeded with this restaurant...

THE_RAW_ on Jul 16, 2019

15

Someone please post where to watch 'Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!'

Frank Pherter on Sep 13, 2019

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