A man (Ed Stoppard) uncovers a global corporate conspiracy to keep the public oblivious to the clandestine powers that control humanity's every move. Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, and Max von Sydow co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Starts slow and it is almost pointless to a point, so to say. It does pick up toward the end and has some entertaining moments, though there are some disturbing scenes. I thought the "oogle" search engine was a interesting take off on "name brands".
I usually don't write reviews, but this movie was sooooooo bad, I just had to. I only watched about 1/4 of it, before I hit the eject, button, and that time spent was nearly torture. I hate wasting my rental dollars, but time is valuable, too!
The story is conceptually ambitious but fails to translate that ambition in an effective story. I'm sympathetic to the idea that marketing and Branding is unconsciously damaging our humanity - but this attempt to realize those Brands as monsters falls flat. Too bad. I think it's an important question to consider but the only reason to watch this movie is to think of ways to do it better.
Quite possibly the WORST movie EVER! We sat thru the whole thing hoping it would start to make sense or at least get a little better...it never did. PLEASE do not waste your time or money on this C R A P
you would be better off watching an infomercial for dirt
odd movie - I did watch the whole thing - it had a decent cast, but the story/plot was very weak - I thought the idea of 'we are a society shaped by marketing' was clever, but that doesn't make up for a bad story, plus the special effects were on par with a bad children's show or a terribly low budgeted sci-fi movie (like something Talk Soup would totally make fun of); The inserted alien graphics were so bad I wasn't even sure I was watching the same movie - decent idea and acting but poorly executed writing, directing, and special effects - I actually feel bad for the actors - they might want to re-think their agents.
This movie was an absolute waste of an hour of my life. I kept watching hoping it would get better because the previews made it look pretty good but finally couldn't take any more of it. Do NOT waste your time.