People will put down Curtis' work a lot.It's either because his material and ideas are far beyond their understanding or they have closed their minds to alternative ways of perceiving our times.There are no black and white ideas here.Nothing in this film can be seen as complete fact or complete opinion.Only grand ideas that may have implications.Again,not a documentary,but an essay of an experimental nature.
Our age is getting a little tired of Curtis's reductive rhetorical assertions, but we as a society continue to believe that the information and footage he digs up and the associations he draws between a dizzying range of subjects are of great and continuing interest in our age.
Curtis appeals some times to gross over simplifications ( logical positivism is given a sub high school textbook definition) but the amount of information, and the connections established make this a must see. And unlike something like Inside Job, he doesn't take the safe way, he goes radically to the end in his critique of capitalism. Plus it's the most avant garde'ish of his docs so far