Trailer: ‘I Am Greta’ is the Real Life Superhero Film We Need Right Now
Of all the egregious behaviors carried out by Donald Trump during his nightmare of a presidency, surely one of the most appalling was his decision in 2019 to mock on a 16-year-old Swedish girl, who was only earnestly trying to save her planet from impending doom.
That girl, of course, was (and is) Greta Thunberg, now 17, and still intrepidly carrying on with her mission to at least stave off an environmental apocalypse here on Earth. And for the record, she didn’t take Trump’s shit then, and she’s even giving it back to him now—turning his own words sneeringly against him in a post-Election-Day tweet last week. Go Greta!
The little firebrand went on to be named Time Magazine‘s 2019 Person of the Year, and it was well deserved. Inevitable, then, that she would get her own documentary—and the trailer for Hulu’s I Am Greta reminds of just what a superhero she really is, especially following a time when the US Presidential Administration had spent four years aggressively dismantling so many imperative environmental protections and regulations.
The trailer opens with her urgent insistence, “People always tell us that young people are going to change the world—but there is not enough time to wait.” A newscaster is then heard reporting that the “fallout from global warming could be catastrophic,” before Trump ignorantly bellows in the background, “All of this, it’s a hoax!”
And despite Ms. Thunberg’s diminutive stature, she has come to the cause from day one with the gloves off and ready for a fight. She explains how she was even bullied by the other children, decisively answering back, “I don’t care about being popular—I care about climate justice.”
The doc then cuts to her snarling at the assembled UN stuffed shirts, “My name is Greta Thunberg, and I want you to panic. We are in the midst of a mass extinction!” Then we see throngs of youth rising up to join her, and it might actually make you feel like there is a bit of hope for this speedily degenerating planet.
The timing could not be more ideal, of course; with Trump being shown the exit at 1600 Penn, now is the time to get inspired, and to get ready to agitate for sweeping change on climate policy. A viewing or two of I Am Greta, premiering November 13 on Hulu, is certainly just the way to work up that inspiration.
“We will not stop until we are done,” she promises. Believe her.