Sunday, 14 March 2010

The Yes Men Fix the World

These are two people who have clearly learnt from Michael Moore... and yet they go so much further and do things Mike wishes he could. I saw The Yes Men a while ago, so was definitely wanting to see The Yes Men Fix the World, and I am so glad I did.

Their style is to go to big conferences, pretending to speak on behalf of major organisations. Or, as in the first part of the movie, to speak live to 300 million people about Dow giving reparations over Bhopal.

The stones on these guys must be enourmous.

Admittedly, it's hard to say they are having a real impact, it's not clear that anything they tried really shook up the way people think [indeed Poe's Law applies just as easily here as to religion], but they are out there trying their best.

And this is definitely comedy. There were moments when the entire audience laughed. And applauded at the end! I hope they continue their antics.

Definitely check this movie out.


1 comment:

Foo said...

Yaay, a sequel! :-0

Loved the first film, had no idea they had done another. Will definitely check it out at some stage.