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The East (2013)
Filmmakers incorporated actual incidents of corporate corruption.
I thought this was a good film.
Excellently acted, well written and directed.
I read the reviews on here before attending a screening last night, and was expecting something less sophisticated, particularly based on the reviewer who said: "A well made but overly simplistic condemnation of corporate America. The eco-terrorist anarchists are presented as righteous while imperfect, yet only corrupt examples of corporate America are there to represent the seemingly, inevitably flawed state of capitalism. If some individuals are evil, does that make all individuals bad?"
In the Q&A that followed the film, the filmmakers said that although the anarchist group was entirely fictionalized, every instance of corporate corruption is based, in exact and excruciating detail, on actual incidents of gruesome real-life corporate corruption.
The anarchist group is presented as righteous because they represent the majority of us who want justice, who feel powerless to stand up to the corporatocracy that seems to have taken the wheel, in the United States and globally.
This movie isn't balanced because the world isn't balanced right now. Sure there might be a few CEO's of certain corporations who are not myopic, but that certainly seems to be the exception. I think this movie puts into a narrative what we're seeing all around us, that when unregulated capitalism prevails, the bottom line trumps human life and common sense, and these titans of industry have gotten swept up with the disease.
Well-told stories like these are part of a picture of how progress happens.
You've got to be kidding me...
I thoroughly hated this movie. I didn't finish it. I got to the part where the only seeing woman in a colony of blind people lets herself and a group of other women volunteer to be raped and beaten (and one killed I believe) by a group of blind men, one with a gun.
Are you kidding me?
Is this a joke?
So now women in film are not only weak but mentally comatose?
I can go see Fantastic Four and get more brains from The Invisible Woman.
I have never been so turned off by a movie.
Julianne Moore, I adore you! what were you thinking??!!