Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!
An Australian interpretation of the text Super Size Me
"Look after the customer and the business will take care of itself"
- Ray Kroc
Instead of putting a shrimp on the Barbie, chuck a good Maccas meal on your plate. McDonalds is known all over the world and many restaurants are becoming a part of this franchise. As Australians, I feel we are following the ways of Americans and how they eat which is shown in the documentary Super Size Me. The documentary shows the effects of McDonalds on the human body. Through an Australian interpretation of the documentary Super Size Me we disagree on how much Americans eat and do damage to their bodies.
Australians are proud of their sport, and a typical stereotype of a true Australian is a male Bogan, which loves sport. As Australians we value our tradition food and our lifestyle. As an Australian audience viewing we impose our own social context compared to the film's context. The American kids seem to value their food with chanting the song of McDonalds and how much they love the food. This is found in the opening scene and this represents obesity and how they eat. Children in America value their food and bring excitement and pleased about McDonalds. The chant Aussie, Aussie, Aussie is the exact same as the chant the kids chant for McDonalds.
The Australian interpretation of the documentary Super Size Me challenges the idea of social context between the American ways of food. The prevalence of obesity has doubled in Australia in 20 years. The question now is, are we becoming America? The statistics of obesity are close to the same? Are we relying on America too much? These questions are brought up viewing the documentary, and it portrays the issue of obesity to many Australians. For us Australians we were considered healthy with all these new weight loss programs introduced it feels like nearly everyone is loosing weight. But is it working? Are we valuing food too much? As Australians we believe many things in our country is important. Through the documentary Super Size Me by Spurlock Australians need to wake up before it's too late. Obesity is rising every year but we are the only ones who can stop it from increasing.
Overall the Australian interpretation is that many people are in fact over weight in American and now this problem is happening to our own country. Through the documentary explaining the health issues McDonalds can bring and the problem of school not helping, Australians can relate to the same issue that is happening here.