Manufactured Landscapes Reviews
It makes you feel bad about consumerism, but not dirty. You see that the system works but need to change. It isn't a preachy movie.
It had my Mom's old iron!
Something you expect be shown to kids in science class its relatively interesting if not especially entertaining
Generally, I think it'd have been far more helpful for the narrator to have taken a stand (whether for or against).
Lots of guideless silence. Even without pushing an agenda it would've benefited from presenting some additional facts.
Seemed to be more of a photo essay than a documentary.
The human assembly line at about 30 min blew me away (in a bad way). I could hardly believe people STILL had to do such mind-numbing work. The guy that's melding steel with no protective goggles! - equally appalling conditions.
As urgent as "Manufactured Landscapes" might try to be, there is little here that we have not seen before.(The exception being the shipwreck beach in Bangladesh which itself could have been the setting for an entire documentary.) Yes, that's a truly awesome trackintg shot that opens the movie but it does little to capture the scale of a factory(and I've been in buildings that large, anyway) and actually becomes a game of seeing which workers notice the camera. Likewise, there have been other films that have covered the Three Gorges Dam in greater detail.