Fast Food Nation, the movie, is due to hit theaters November 17, but in limited venues.
My point is, "Yeah, so what?" "Tell us something we don't already know."
Fast Food Nation, which is based on the book of the same name, is woven together as a comedy of sorts, telling the tales of many lives who are affected by America's fast food industry.
It's actually a dark commentary about how many countries of the world have become addicted to fast food, and it's all America's fault. Yes, specifically America's fault. That WE ruined the lives of supposedly healthy people in other countries, and that WE should be held accountable. As if clogged arteries never existed anywhere but in America!
It looks at how fast food is made, with chemicals, artificial flavorings and artificial aromas. There's a spot where a burger executive says the meat is made from cow manure. (Remember, this movie is meant to be funny, but still somewhat of a commentary)
Fast Food Nation even goes on to show how America has turned the lives of immigrants into disasters, showing them working like slaves for corporate burger America. Well, no one forced them to work there!
But is any of this a surprise to us?
Didn't we already know that Big Macs aren't exactly 100% natural ingredients? Didn't we already know that a lot of fast food isn't exactly fine dining? Didn't we already know that Americans wants cheap eats and convenience?
Exactly what is Fast Food Nation trying to tell us that we don't already know?
The way I see it, it's propaganda that preaches to the flock. It doesn't really scare any fast food patrons away. If anything, it will simply bolster those anti-corporate types who might have wavered in recent years.