Super Size Me
I hesitated to see this film because I love McDonald’s. I was afraid the movie would make me feel disgusted by fast food, particularly this chain, and I didn’t want that to happen.
However, aside from one scene in which protagonist Morgan Spurlock throws up his first Super-Size meal (he only required himself to super size the order if he was specifically asked if he would like to do so), the Extra Value Meals were glorified, despite Spurlock’s increasing lethargy and declining health. Spurlock loved McDonald’s food. And in turn, I practically craved the yummy greasy goodness.
I didn’t take the movie too seriously. No one eats McDonald’s that frequently, and I know for sure that I do not. Plus, I get slightly more exercise than “the average American” demonstrated in this film. Read here for articles refuting Spurlock’s claims in Super Size Me.
I ordered a Number 7 — the Chicken McNugget meal. I thought back to the VH-1 special, We Love the 80s Strikes Back, when one of the commentators went on about how he loved Chicken McNuggets so much that he was “freebasing” them in the 80s.
I don’t drink Coke, only Diet Coke (it’s a taste thing, not a calorie issue), unlike Morgan Spurlock, so that accompanied my McNuggets, plus fries.
I ate the whole thing. I never eat the whole thing. I will admit, however, that Chicken McNuggets are less filling than, say, a Big Mac. But I finished all my fries, and most of my Diet. This never happens.
But, my, was it tasty.