Tuesday, October 06, 2009

What Michael Moore needs in his next movie is a giant robot

In my latest for Popdose.com, I offer a random list of five business movies I deem worthy of the key to the executive washroom, in honor of the release of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story. (Which I'm sure is more depressing than any of them, since Michael Douglas doesn't get arrested at the end.)

Among them is probably the greatest boardroom drama of the last 25 years. Yes, I'm referring to Robocop.
Robocop is a lot of things: ultraviolent action flick, cynical yet increasingly prescient futuristic satire, the last great Nancy Allen movie. But when you get right down to it, it’s a boardroom drama, featuring a boardroom where there was a very good chance you’d be shot 4,000 times by a killer robot. (Show of hands: How many of you have been in a meeting where you were secretly hoping that robot would turn up and put you out of your misery? Thought so.)
Read the whole thing at Popdose.

1 comment:

london said...

First time i see this type of movie otherwise i always ignored them but really i fully enjoyed it...