Secret of Water
Releases March 20th, 2015 (Limited)
1 hr 16 mins
Director: Jirka Rysavy, Saida Medvedeva
Writers: Jirka Rysavy, Kimba Arem, Saida Medvedeva
Lex Lang as Narrator
Review by Stephen M.
An incredibly power message about the essential component of life is unfortunately delivered in a dry documentary format that may turn most movie goers away. Unnecessarily long and methodical, the movie provides tons of valuable research data and interviews that are quite interesting but lacks the personality of water that is vibrant and alive as the narrator would say of water in its purest state.
Lex Lang may not be a household name to most movie goers, but chances are you have heard his voice before as his resume as a voice actor runs the gamut from Anime to Animation to Live Action films. He does a good job in narrating the film, which is essential in these type of films. As I said before some of the studies are quite fascinating. Probably my favorite would be when Japanese researcher Masaru Emoto puts in three separate glass containers, rice and water and interacts with the three in three different ways. His analogy to water and how we treat children is amusing in how spot on it is when I think about my child.
My biggest gripe with the film is the presentation of the facts and research in a manner that reminds me of videos back in high school or various science topics. While some may be interested in this no nonsense type of information sharing, to me with people's short attention span, which is most everyone, will be turned off by the film. I would compare the presentation style of the film to the mandatory five hour DMV pre-licensing course in New York.
Overall, I would recommend watching this film at least once in your life. The information in pieces is incredibly interesting and will help to improve your life. I would recommend waiting for it on Netflix however. Perhaps on a Saturday morning after saying thanks to a glass of water and refreshing your body with it.