[LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD opens in Akron on Friday August 26th exclusively at The Nightlight Cinema.]
Review by Bob Ignizio
Werner Herzog has one of those hypnotic voices that draws you in to whatever subject he happens to be talking about. And with Herzog, it's safe to assume that whatever subject that is, he'll be looking at it from a point of view both unusual and insightful. In his latest documentary, LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the subject Herzog turns his gaze (and voice) to is the internet.
Although he starts with a rough history of the internet, and some scientific explanations of what it is and how it works, what Herzog is most interested in here is the ways being online have affected human beings. And while he doesn't completely ignore the positive possibilities of a connected world, Herzog seems more interested in the dark side.