The movie 'Downsizing' had an interesting concept. People shrink themselves down so that they can afford to live a better life and help protect the planet from global warming. Yet, it seems a movie based on such a premise would acknowledge that animal agriculture is the #1 cause of global warming. Instead, 'Downsizing' is actually sponsored by Omaha Steaks and has scenes inside their facilities and paints them in a very good light.
Elements in the movie that are possibly disturbing to a vegan:
1. There are scenes from inside Omaha Steaks butchering facility
The movie exposes the viewer to many scenes involving the chopping up of cow bodies. It tries to present this in a very clean and pretty fashion completely ignoring all the suffering that went into the process or that what we are viewing is the mutilated bodies of sentient beings.
2. The movie attempts to make animal agriculture seem like a family run business that cares about their employees.
Matt Damon's character is shown to be the in house occupational therapist at Omaha Steaks and is treated like a family member when he is leaving the company to go to get downsized. This movie definitely gives a very favorable version of animal agriculture.
3. Animal Testing is Shown in a Favorable Light
This movie begins with a scientist testing the downsizing method on a rat. And the premise is that this helps successfully create a method of downsizing humans.
4. The Special Survival Hole Created for Humans Underground has Animal Agriculture Spaces
Why the hell would humans bring the cause of global warming into their escape space from global warming? And their are video cameras showing cows, pigs, etc in holding pens for humans to consume while waiting for the Earth to be safe again. Are you kidding me?
I recommend that no one see this movie. Even if it were not for all the offensive visual content, the blatant ignoring of animal agriculture's toll on the environment, and the favorable light in which animal abusers are painted, the story line is weak and poorly carried out.