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posted 28 August 2008 03:50 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anyone seen it? A rabble review of it.

Less than one hour into War, Inc., four clearly agitated audience members left the movie theatre. As they made their way, shaking their heads, up the aisle and out the door, I heard them mumbling “nonsense” and “bullshit.”

The official line is that War, Inc. is set in the near future. Upon closer inspection, one could easily argue that what it depicts exists now in the wargasmic fantasies of those who would have us live in a world ruled by anti-democratic disaster capitalism where sovereignty belongs to none other than the corporation(s) that run the state.

Co-written by Mark Leyner, Jeremy Pikser (who brought us the brilliant Bulworth) and John Cusack, War, Inc. is a political satire, Western love story and dynastic drama rolled into one. In other words, War, Inc. is about the privatization of war, the military-industrial complex, the commodification and manipulation of diverse cultures into one homogenized for-profit brand of “culture” and the gross exploitation/pornification of women. In essence, it speaks to the reality that, when a society’s only ideal is profit, that society then faces the depths of moral bankruptcy.

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posted 28 August 2008 04:57 AM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's on tonight locally and I plan to see it.
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