Anybody see Fast Food Nation? I just watched it. It's quite the eye-opening movie. Don't know if I'll eat at another fast-food joint again.
Yah, I saw it but I didn't like the film AT ALL. I read the book and fully enjoyed it. I recommend the book because there's a whole lot more history about the fast food chains that really details the social decline and how fast food is a part of it.
The movie... dramatized version of the truth you read from the book. Just doesn't add up for me.
But i'm a weird one too because I wanted some mcdonald's fries after reading the book. (they got a whole chapter on the fries).
I saw it the other night and enjoyed it - somewhat.
The Greg Kinnear character just sort of fades away and it becomes more an indictment of illegal immigrant hiring practices than about fast food.
So it just seemed kind of schizophrenic.
One thing I will say is that they got some killer cameo appearances by big name actors (and Avril Lavigne). The end with the slaughterhouse footage was very disturbing and should be mandatory viewing for carnivores - like me!
I haven't seen the movie, but I just finished reading the book. Like has been stated, it is rather eye-opening ... and amazing at all the bad things behind the burger you eat.
The thing that got to me is the fact that the fast food industry can get good meat, but bad meat is left for everybody else - not saying bad as inedible ... but the quality of it is really bad. Just the statement made that you should treat all meat you buy at the store as a biohazard sent chills through me. Not only that, but that plants with low quality meat sell this stuff to schools for children's lunches!
It really opened my eyes to the fact that they have so many lobbies that they aren't regulated as much as toy manufacturers. And don't get me started on them pushing for irradiation of the meat ...
Since reading this particular book I am really turned off to eating at fast food places, not like I ate there that much to begin with ... but I never imagined how much of a global effect they had before ... and it isn't in a good way.