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The Guardian Gives ‘Richard Hammond’s Big’ Scathing Reviews

We love a good review, almost as much as we enjoyed watching ‘Richard Hammond’s Big’, but there’s one negative review of Hammond’s new documentary that was the most prejudice and biased piece we’ve ever read. It’s by the Guardian and was written by Stuart Jeffries. Now, this isn’t meant to spark hate, so please don’t go to his piece and comment anything hateful. Instead, let’s take a look through the review.

Jeffries begins the review by pointing out Hammond’s height, explaining how he “has spent most of his career looking up to Jeremy Clarkson (1.96m) and James May (1.82m). He describes this as “no way to live”, which quickly establishes the fact that he doesn’t like them much. The thing is, is what does this have to do with the show? Nothing at all? Correct, let’s move on.

Richard Hammond's Big Begins Tonight! - Episode Guide
– from Discovery UK

But wait, his second paragraph once again makes it known that he doesn’t like Clarkson or May, explaining that he’d like to see them “cut down to his size in a car crusher like an obsolete pair of Morris Marinas”. Yet again, an extremely constructive paragraph from the professional writer. This level of immaturity shines through in the next paragraph, too, where he relates the large structures that Hammond will be reviewing in this new show to “examples of overcompensations for male inadequacy”. I have a feeling that this man hates a lot of things in this world. Or maybe he’s just not interested? This seems very dull to me.

The first episode of Richard Hammod’s Big covers the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, the largest car factory in the world. Jeffries says how he believes the episode was overly positive of the VW plant. And while this is true, the documentary is targeting a younger audience who are enthusiastic and wanting to learn, so why go against that? After all, the factory is a brilliant piece of engineering by the largest car company in the world – what’s not to love?

Richard Hammond's Big Begins Tonight! - Episode Guide
– from Discovery UK

It suddenly becomes apparent why this writer isn’t a fan, though, as he brings up Greta Thunberg (our of completely no where) and starts complaining about sea levels. It’s at this point we can completely ignore the rest of this review. Yes, he does bring up a good point about the script being a tad lacklustre, but again, this is aimed at a young audience, so of course it’s going to be simplistic.

The review ends with Jeffries spouting self-righteous pros about how big factories like this are going to be the end of the human race thanks to global warming and human job-stealing machinery. But he’s failed to realise one thing. He may hate these large structures and the minds behind them, but these keen and innovative minds are the same ones that will solve the global warming issues we’re seeing right now.

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  1. Sounds like Jeffries just wanted an opportunity to whine out loud. What a candy *** fruitbat. We go from living in caves to traveling to the moon and there is always a big WWWAAHHHH that comes out of some joker with to much time and a soapbox.
    I cant wait to see the show myself. As a species we have done some incredible things and this show I believe will just be a chance to pot that fact out.

  2. I read the article, with it’s biased dislike for it solely based on its host. Crack journalism there.

    But to be honest, will this climate change hurry up and destroy this miserable race of whiners and backbiters? I’m so over people. Hypocrites abound in the comments. Whining about the VW factory and gas guzzling cars and I will wager not a one of them walk to where they want to go.

  3. The first episode was a continual PR stunt for VAG. Let’s not forget what they did, the emissions scandal. A total corporate lie. The Richard Hammond fluff piece was not what the series described itself as, apart from being in the world’s biggest factory. So what.

  4. Well said so many times I see these reviewers go at something with a preset agenda nothing to do with the show. They really should know better and ways or reporting then or cutting them “down to size’ should be done. Thanks for your time pointing this out and being fair

  5. Stuart Jeffries: aiding the growing lefty trend of tolerance, respect towards other’s viewpoints, and appreciation of human endeavour.

  6. What global warming are we seeing right now?
    India is frozen, California have a very cold winter, and in general, that’s how the temperature changes throughout the history going up with time and going down.
    The ice age was real 🙂

  7. No one should be surprised with this type of review posted on the “guardian”. It’s nothing but a click bait site that foments hate and virtue signaling.

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