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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Another Movie

Last night I went and saw The Corporation at the Castro theater with my friend Adam. I am going to take a wild guess that we were the only two people in the theater who were going into the experience with the eyes of a skeptic, mostly due to the cheering of what seemed like the entire rest of the audience at fairly banal digs on capitalism. All in all it was quite an experience. Here is a capsule summary of the movie:

Corporations are terrible, and we would all be better off without them.

OK, I’m kidding a bit, and the movie did have some good points in it (both against and FOR corporations, although I think the latter points were inadvertently inserted). The problem was that these points were needles in a haystack of degenerate cases and pandering. There were some points that were only vaguely to corporations and were basically digs on capitalism in and of itself.

The end of the movie, in particular, was a trainwreck, where they could have made an excellent point on how reasonable changes could help rectify some of the worst problems of corporations, but instead layered it with a rich coating of socialist propaganda, totally distracting the audience from what I considered to be a key point. Also the movie was at least a third too long. It is probably better dealt with on DVD, when you can go through the myriad chapters at your leisure.

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