Louisiana Story Reviews
Though the very nature of the docufiction is so inherently phony, it makes the faux-laughter at non-random events very awkward.
The alligator egg scene may be the most terrifying in all of film history.
Really, though, it's just kind of wandering aimlessly through Louisiana. The swamp kid got to be annoying toward the end.
I appreciate the message, however. Especially how it spurred the ire of extremist activists in portraying oil workers as anything less than demonic. It can be read in the review on this page. "The film can be seen as a paean to the minimal effect an oil company can have on the wilderness it seeks to exploit."
The use of 'exploit' is, of course, very much intentional. It carries a pejorative connotation. Utilized (intended for the benefit of humanity), meaning the same thing, might've been more neutral. Or, perhaps, "...on the wilderness it seeks to assist in fulfilling its most charitable potential to humanity, much the same way a farmer does with crops that people consume for sustenance."
However, neutrality is not a goal of the critic, despite the pretense. What this does is to expose the inbred bias toward certain groups, & the lack of neutrality from certain film critics. They present an ideology. They deem a film controversial to the extent that it does not challenge their assumptions, as this film does. And they will extol films that simply echo their meager emotional leanings.