The Promise of Promised Land

John Krasinski
John Krasinski

I’m willing to have any conversation with anyone after they’ve seen it, because I think that they’ll be very surprised as to what the movie is really about, John Krasinski said. I don’t think either of us were interested in telling a very one-sided, uber-liberal anti-fracking movie because that would just be boring. The truth lies so much closer to the middle than either end of the extreme.

Very smart marketing, John. Tell people they have to watch the movie before they decide whether it is for them. Love the Office. Jim Halpert’s the man. But I am not going to see this piece of trash. Yes, the fact that it was financed in part by the government of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — a region that stands to profit from the failure of the fracking industry, does not surprise me. Viewers can sniff your bias from a mile away. This is not the 1960s where information was a tight commodity. The internet has opened up the game to all of us.

5 thoughts on “The Promise of Promised Land”

  1. “You’ll never go broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American people.” Allow me to add “gullibility” to that formula.

  2. Almost everyone I know is connected to the oil and gas industry around here. Fracking is not a cuss word. Chances are I won’t see this movie.

  3. Struan: We are gullible. A kind nation too, I think. Or we once were.
    Lou: Remind me to be extra nice to you. I don’t want any of your roughneck buddies rolling up on my blog, threatening me because of your poor treatment.

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