All movies about Corporations are horror movies because there is nothing more terrifying, lethal, and toxic than a Corporation. The equally monstrous American justice system equates Corporations to citizens: this personification suggests that McDonald's is like Freddy, Nike is Jason, Apple is Michael. These monsters extract surplus values from their labor force, like vampires. And they are really, really hard to kill
Michael Keaton is on fleek in this raw portrait of the struggles of a broken man trying to reach the top. Wining is much more about losing than I tought and that's what I get from this technicolor semi-happy real story. Oh...and the stupid things we do for love...c'mon...powdered milkshake!
Michael Keaton shines here in this tale of how McDonalds became the conglomerate it is today leaving the creators a financial casualty along the way. Apt tale that could have gone for the jugular much more than it does to avoid sometimes seeming like an infomercial for the brand. Nick Offerman and a very carnal Linda Cardellini shine here as well.
Terrible shmaltz. For all of it's impeccable production design there are so many cring-worthy moments of lazy scripting, clunky direction and over the top acting from everyone. It also still feels like a giant TVC for Mcdonalds. 2 stars
The embodiment of franchise 'patented' conglomerate capitalism by the opportunist that was Ray Croc. A sign of the times - giving the highest platforms to charlatanism - the idolatry of winning, and winning ugly indeed. It seems that extreme success requires some level of high stakes intellectual property theft.
Perhaps there is no better day than to watch The Founder, a film about a manipulative codger who becomes a multi-millionaire by swindling people and taking advantage of others. No matter, this is a surprisingly strong picture, predicated upon the great performances by Michael Keaton, in addition to Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, as it tells a story that should be as famous as those golden arches.
Glorifying deceit and unfair business. Looks like they just made a "great American" movie! As much as interesting the background story of McDonald's is, it totally missed the part where you help the viewers realize that what Ray did wasn't good. Approving behaviors likes this shapes society bit by bit, and it's already too wrecked to keep on encouraging people to do more harm.