I had the chance to catch What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? yesterday – it is one that I have wanted to see for quite some time. It takes a look at an area that has fascinated me for years – quantum physics and probability theory. The short version of the point made from the film is that our future is determined by our mind. It is more than just positive thinking however. It is the scientific theory that says everything outside of your immediate experiences is just a series of potential outcomes and that what you believe determines which potential becomes real.
I have always been a proponent of the power of positive thinking and self-fulfilling prophesies – this just backs up that belief with science.
The film uses a cutting-edgy-flashy-wow kind of approach to explaining the ideas in layman’s terms and for my money, it is often a bit over the top. The science behind the film and the explanations are great – they just tend to spend too much time on the animation sequences, loud music and other sensory devices to help drive home the point. As an hour long, talking-heads documentary, this would have been exceptional – as commercial film entertainment it was a bit much. Regardless of my personal tastes in how information is delivered, this is a VERY important subject that people should attempt to absorb. The Washington D.C. crime case study and the water experiments alone are worth giving this your attention.
RATING 8 out of 10