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LO AND BEHOLD: Werner Herzog?s Internet Documentary Gets A Surprisingly Funny New Trailer

May 31, 2016 - Birth.Movies.Death., by Scott Wampler

Here come dat boi Werner Herzog.

The new trailer for Werner Herzog's Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World has arrived, and holy shit is it entertaining. Make sure you stick with it until the very end.

That trailer's so good, I'm actively annoyed not to be watching Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World right this minute. Here's the official plot description, in case the above wasn't clear:

Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.

These provocative conversatons reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. In the words of executive producer Jim McNiel, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.” Herzog adds: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.”

The timing on this couldn't be more perfect. How we use the internet and how it impacts our relationships with, say, pop culture has very much been on our mind lately, and I can't wait to find out what Werner Herzog - who, as far as I know, does not use the internet - has to say about all that. If the film's half as entertaining as this trailer, I think we're in for a treat (of course any new Herzog should be considered a treat, but you know what I mean). 

Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World arrives on August 19th