An Inconvenient Sequel, the follow-up to Al Gore's climate-change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, continues to make an impassioned and convincing plea for humans to pay attention to and care about climate change and our environment. Because audiences are more aware of and educated about global warming today, the sequel lacks the urgency of its predecessor, writes Owen Glieberman in Variety, yet its star eloquently succeeds in conveying a gripping portrait of the declining state of our environment today. What makes this documentary so relevant today is that it is direct contrast to the Trump administration's messages and actions.
Compared to its predecessor, An Inconvenient Truth, which was a glorified PowerPoint presentation about climate change, Al Gore's sequel, An Inconvenient Sequel, is more artful. Al Gore himself also appears more savvy and charismatic. That being said, the documentary loses its impact by going off-message and touting its star's past environmental successes too much, resembling a victory lap instead of a plea for climate activism, writes A.A. Dowd in A.V. Club. Plus, its focus on Gore's achievements at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit makes the documentary irrelevant considering President Trump's pulling out of it this year.