before i start bashing on this crapfest of a cinematic experience we're discussing here i'll just spin off for a moment and engage in disillusioning the aforementioned "waking life". (i know i'm boring, i'll wrap it up, bare with me for a moment).
waking life centers around a bunch of bullshit. cheap theories, spiritual and emotional nonsense anybody can come up with with a bit of free time and packed into an amasing package that keeps you sticking til the end and giving you a completely new, behind the surface view of the world around you, your dreams, your life. when you're less than twenty, maybe. wake the hell up. you're not a kid. life is not a dream. not even a bad one. that movie didnt make a single notion about self improvement, society, altruism, or the real world around us. maybe it's useful for giving dreamers and or psy-drug users a couple of fresh new ideas they can put to use, but for the rest of us, it's crap. it's like when you have an older cousin who's like cooler than your parents and acts all mature and gives you all kinds of brilliant advices for life and they all turn out to be garbage just like the failure he and his life are, but of course you have to grow up first to realise all of that since we're all quite gullible as kids. pure artistic dump.
now back to the main topic. for those of you who are already bored of my ranting and/or have a short attention span i'll just cut&paste a quote from imdb and stick it here:
A wasted opportunity: Fast Food Nation is about as satisfying as a happy meal.
more like a poopy meal. if this is what la resistance has to offer, we're all doomed. like cycling fox mentioned, this is another film by linkleter, who centers all his movies around horrible acting and an even worse script. pointless scenes and endless, meaningless dialogues just keep pouring from an endless tap of crap-water, boring you to death and making you realise what an awesome movie "confessions of a dangerous mind" was compared to this hellfest. how boring? how bad? the loathed "lost in translation" was wow compared to FFN.
what the hell were they trying to achieve with this movie anyways?!?!
make you open your eyes!? what eyes?? although i suffer from insomnia i'm afraid that i lost contact with my brain (not my consciousness) somewhere six minutes into the movie and i dont think the poor thing will forgive me anytime soon. everything is just SO bad in this movie. especially the script. everything is in vain. this movie is supposed to be anti-establishment, right? so where's the movement? where's the action? where are the gutts? nothing changes. except innocent lives (and by innocent lives, of course i mean animals, because i can't stand humans) used as natural resources and nobody standing up for a second and saying I DONT NEED TO KILL TO EAT?!?!
it's all filled with whimpy, gooey sentences like "oooh, i dont feel comfortable with this, !!SOMEHOW!! it just doesnt feel right...."
of course it's not right!!! the foul stench of death and decay is in the air everywhere around us in society and this movie is pointlessly skiffing on the surface from the beginning until the end.
then, somebody reminded the director, that after all, this movie is gonna be distributed by non-other than fox, so you know, it's gotta be a commercial success; ok: an underground-commercial succes, so they threw in some good ole' heterosexual sex with witty regards to homosexualism (khm... or should i say bisexualism?) and a gratuitous scene of a horrifying work accident just to snap as awake because most of the viewers already left because the previous meaningless 30 minute dialogue just wouldnt end.
the poor cows? yepp, 2 mins of slaughter videos at the very end of the movie. of course it's all done in the most emotionless and coldest way possible, and centered around a twist on the story everyone knew it was coming since the beginning, but was (ir)rationalised with an erroneous storypart that makes no sense.
just like this whole movie. it's stupid, it's extremely boring, it's compromising instead of rebelling and just plain out waste.
wasted effort to film it, wasted effort to fund it, wasted effort to watch it and wasted effort to pity it. the only thing not wasted about it is that i can warn you all to avoid it from as far away as possible. instead of losing 2 hours of your life on this trash, spend it convincing somebody to reflect upon his junkfood life and deathatarian eating habits. even if you utterly and miserably fail in your attempt, you get ridiculed and everything is in vain it was still 2 hours spent much better and more useful than watching fast food nation.
or just hand them over a copy of the incredible "super size me" plus peta's very own "chew on this". now there's some good stuff with a point and purpose.
Next time, I'll spend the money on drugs instead.