Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers
Swedish documentary film on consumerism and globalization, created by director Erik Gandini and editor Johan Söderberg. It looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be. The film leans towards anarcho-primitivist ideology and argues for "a simple and fulfilling life".
- Stars:John Zerzan, George W. Bush, Fidel Castro, Kalle Lasn, Matt McMullen, Steve Ballmer, Tania, Mirta Muniz, Svante Tidholm,
- Director:Erik Gandini,
- Writer:Erik Gandini
Swedish documentary film on consumerism and globalization, created by director Erik Gandini and editor Johan Söderberg. It looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be. The film leans towards anarcho-primitivist ideology and argues for 'a simple and fulfilling life'. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers torrent reviews
(fr) wrote: the title says it all really. plenty of over the top gore!! fun movie to watch. I highly recommend it to all my buddies.
(us) wrote: A bit underdeveloped but beautiful in its own way. My largest complaint would be about the love story, which felt a bit contrived. Nevertheless, I definitely cried at the end!
(us) wrote: Campy and cheesy with a happy ending. Fun to watch.
(mx) wrote: Pretty art direction and costume design but the story is uninvolving, the film is really boring and the casting of Zeta Jones, but specially Pearce in the role of Harry Houdini were mistaken. I really think Catherine Zeta Jones' career has gone downhill since she won the Oscar for Chicago. Guy Pearce is a good but uncharming actor. The only performance that was OK was Saoirse Ronan's.
(kr) wrote: I love that bitch :)
(fr) wrote: WTF?? If this movie was any slower I would've turned it off which I was tempted to do. It makes you feel sedated and not in a good way. Someone called this a "snoozefest"- that's exactly what it is. There's no point, no explanation, no excitement of any kind, nothing. I was so annoyed and baffled by the lack of everything in it that I fast-forwarded through the whole thing again just to see if I missed something- I didn't.
(br) wrote: a comic book like movie
(ca) wrote: A predictable, uneven, but watchable B noir film. The script offers some ridiculous plot twits, and the overall technical composition of the film is lacking, especially in the editing department. Still, its' quirky thrills and the surprising chemistry between Jennifer Esposito and Robert Patrick make the film enjoyable enough to just outweigh its flaws.3/5 Stars
(ca) wrote: The music, performance of Antonio Canales and cinematography just great
(it) wrote: Awful and tacky main hero character and then theres stewart who is always cool just sort of sleepwalking through the whole movie. Ah...
(fr) wrote: It was the fucking shit as the kid 10/10
(it) wrote: The movie was ok. It didn't not keep my interested enough and the actin was a little lame.
(ca) wrote: Great TV movie and still and still holds up today as a science fiction film.
(ag) wrote: I still hum 'Ay zindagi, gale lagaa le, hum ne bhi tere har ek gham ko gale se lagaya hai, hai na?'
(br) wrote: An odd movie with a nice performance from Carol Kane that earned her an Oscar nomination.
(ag) wrote: I expected this movie to have over the top gore with its reputation but to my surprise it wasn't bad at all. This is your typical horror/suspense film and I enjoyed it.
(gb) wrote: Spoiler filled reviewFrom the opening sequence you know that you are going to get a Motorcycle Cowboy flick. That Genre style is something I think they nailed. Hell, they created the whole story around it. They changed the origin a bit by skipping the whole adoptive family (Roxanne(TM)s family) and brought Barton Blaze straight into the mix. Dying of cancer no doubt. Side note: It was Roxanne(TM)s father (Crash Simpson) that had the cancer. I could probably write another couple page(TM)s talking about what Mark Steven Johnson left out in terms of source material so, let(TM)s just move on to the review. Peter Fonda plays Mephisto aka The Devil. Peter Fonda adds credibility to a motorcycle Cowboy flick due to his role in Easy Rider? Sure he does. I loved Sam Elliot(TM)s narration and the fact they brought Carter Slade (The original Ghost Rider) into the story. Without Carter Slade, Nicolas Cage would still be pointing at himself in a mirror somewhere. (I(TM)m meaning that the character helps push along the storyline , get it?) What about the main character? Johnny Blaze is played by the sometimes maniacal Nicholas Cage. In this vision of his character Blaze is a huge star in the stunt bike circuit. For some reason he has decided to channel Elvis Presley. Ok, Cage we know that you like Elvis. Don(TM)t taint my favorite Marvel character with your jellybeans & love for Karen Carpenter. Black Heart could have been so much more than the c-list villain he is. He played more like an un-caring? Dark Heart instead of Black Heart. , Look it up Care Bear. Although sucking people dry would be useful at times. He manages to assemble a couple f-list fallen angels Gressil, Wallow, Abigor to help in his fight for the contract of San Benganza. Actually they are so F-List that this is their first appearance in any type of media including comic books. Making up character(TM)s when there is a plethora to choose from is a big no-no in my book Mr. Johnson. Eva Mendes as Roxanne Simpson? I(TM)m still trying to understand how that happened. Her nervous I loveyou but can(TM)t say it? act is horrible. At times it(TM)s like she(TM)s still playing her character from Hitch. God she(TM)s horrible! As for Ghost Rider? Probably the saving grace throughout this movie. I thought he was done well minus the stiff, Frankenstein moments. And I could have done without the crazy-cage?.I wish Ghost Rider would have had more screen time. But when your competing for Nicolas Cage's facetime you will always lose. Badass Bike though. Loved the melting pavement bit.Let(TM)s be clear here. The Penance Stare does not kill anyone. I don(TM)t think the director got that point across.With all the things I disliked about this movie it all comes back to the simple fact that It(TM)s Ghost Rider. And for that reason alone is what keeps me watching this movie. Ghost Rider on screen, that(TM)s what(TM)s important. When you've grown up with a character and you finally get a movie with said character it really doesn't matter how bad or good it is. Just seeing that character in a movie is special enough. Oh, and seeing the Old GR riding with the new GR while playing Rider(TM)s in the Sky? is a nice touch. I gotta go now, Nicolas Cage is pointing at me and it(TM)s freakin(TM) me out.Comic Book Movie Plus: Nicholas Cage - Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Kick-Ass