Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary, “Rats,” doesn’t seem like a huge step away from his Academy Award-nominated “Super Size Me,” and the filmmaker appears to be once again exploring a topic that society has almost become numb to: The effects of vermin.
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The documentary’s shocking new trailer plays out almost as a trailer for a horror movie would, especially when the rats are shown from a distance as mere foragers and up close as gigantic monsters. The trailer also has the vague feel of a disaster movie, with scientists discussing the effects of rat population growth and mutations. Spurlock’s new documentary definitely seem to have a more dour tone then his previous humor-laden ones. Perhaps the most curious aspect of the trailer is that Spurlock, who typically shows up on his films, is absent altogether.
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“Rats” promises to be a globetrotting affair with Spurlock examining how different cultures handle the issue of vermin. The documentary is based on Robert Sullivan’s bestselling book and recently had a suitable midnight premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in the Midnight Madness Section. It is set to premiere on the Discovery Channel on October 22. Check out the trailer below.
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