Title: Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Starring: Morgan Spurlock
Studio: Samuel Goldwyn Films
Rated: PG-13 (For brief strong language)
There are more greens on the burgers, low carb options, and (most importantly) the chicken sandwich has overtaken the burger as the number one eaten item on the menu (which has resulted in Chick-fil-A and Popeye's taking over the fast food market). On the surface it would seem that fast food, at the very least, isn't getting worse for you. However, if fast food has gotten healthier, why is obesity still on the rise even a decade after the film was released? Is chicken really healthier for you than a burger? The answer to that second question is undoubably 'yes,' however as "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken" highlights, it might not be the chicken but the business itself that's the problem.
In the previous film Spurlock merely consumed the food while talking to health experts about the effects it was having on his body. This time he feels that he should make the food if he is to understand what is going on with the industry. The results (as you can probably imagine) are terrifying in a different sort of way than in the last film. The main focus this time around is how effective food marketing can be where it convinces people of hypothetical heath benefits to eating food that, in reality, isn't good for you at all. He points out that while chicken itself is better for you than red meat (obviously), most people prefer it breaded and fried, which kills most of the things that are healthy about it. What's more, the grilled chicken may not actually be grilled anyway, as many fast food companies have the ability to paint grill marks on the chicken with food coloring.
Parents, there are two uses of the f-word and a disturbing scene where a chicken gets cut up. Recommended for ages 10 and up.