Want some fries with that terrorist?

by on May.09, 2008, under Documentary, Film, I'm poor

I never felt the urge to see Super Size Me. That movie always seemed like a cheap shot at a faltering giant. ‘Wow, nothing negative has ever been said about McDonald’s before, what an original idea!’ What’s next, Smoking: It may or may not be good for you! I read Fast Food Nation, even before it became a movie starring Avril Lavigne. I read Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry. Well, I read the book flap in the store. Needless to say, Super Size Me seemed like a waste of time for someone as knowledgeable and in tune with the world as me.

Years later when it was finally broadcast on one of the five stations we get without cable I watched it, but only because I was too lazy to get up and change the channel. To my surprise, it turned out to be a pretty good movie. Morgan Spurlock is a likeable, down-to-earth guy, who really went out on a limb with this crazy experiment. It was interspersed with humor, real facts about obesity, the politics of cheap food and shady business practices. Wesley Willis was even in the soundtrack! By the end you really hope he’s going to survive the damage he’s done to his body. In other words, the message was strong, and I felt dumb for thinking he was some dork with a bad mustache trying to cash in on a fad.

When I saw the trailer for his new film Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?, my first thought was, ‘Damn, this guy is hardcore!’ I’m sure the politico’s will crap on this film for his lighthearted approach to the subject, but if there’s one thing Spurlock can do well, its to get his point across to the masses. Even if he doesn’t and the film flops, you’ll have to admit this guy has balls, and I’m going to stand in line and pay to see them.

3 Comments for this entry

  • John

    If you see this movie, your first impression of Morlock will be confirmed. I payed to see his balls, and they’re covered with cheese.

  • Slappy

    Yeah, always follow your first instincts.
    Aside from some of the people he met, this film was a pointless waste of time.
    Dopey graphics, dumb jokes. It doesn’t clear up anything, explain anything, and it really didn’t seem to have any purpose at all except to get Morlock away from his wife while she was pregnant. A better film would have been to focus on his wife freaking out when he ran away.

  • das

    I think a better film would be about something else and not include Morlock.

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