Box o’ Rando: History of the World in 2 Hours (2011)

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Rating: 6.5/10

From the big bang to today in just two hours! So really it should be “History of the Universe in 2 Hours” instead. This is a standard information-driven documentary. It has its own style but if you’ve seen any Discovery Channel and History Channel documentaries before (at least when they were still doing documentaries), you recognize the form pretty easily. Though with these type of documentaries it’s more about what information is being explained than how it is explaining it to us.

As far as documentaries like this go, this is a pretty interesting one. Kind of a crash course that covers all history since the beginning of time. it’s definitely a trip and worth a watch for anyone who would be interested in such things.

Random Thoughts: I don’t know what else to say about this one. I mean, it essentially gives you what it says it will on the cover. Sorry, i’m a bit braindead from all the writing and I mostly watched this for research. And on that front, this is basically just a stepping stone to more research as it goes over everything so fast that they can’t really give any individual time period the attention that it deserves. Still, pretty interesting.

SCORING:

+6: Decent made for TV documentary

+1: Very informative and intersting

-0.5: Gives me a kind of “seen one, seen ’em all” feeling as I watch it

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