posted by kinkminos
John Cusack is one of my favourite Hollywood actors, having won me over with roles in films like Hi Fidelity, Grosse Point Blank and Being John Malkovich. The following is an excerpt from a review of Cusack’s new film War, Inc. — a film depicting the corporatisation of the war in Iraq. Where will it end, this commoditisation of humanity in the name of progress?
War, Inc. is a radically different kind of movie. In fact, it really defies genre. It is sort of like this generation’s Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange and The Wizard of Oz mixed together with the un-embedded reporting of Naomi Klein, spiced up with a dash of South Park. It is a powerful, visionary response to the cheerleading culture of the corporate media and a pliant Hollywood afraid of its own shadow. On the surface, War, Inc. appears to be a spoof of the corporatization of the occupation of Iraq. Continue reading