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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

Claire24 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 9:20 AM
It has to make a simpleminded argument; they are seeking to draw in the simpleminded. then, after the movie is over, the cheering liberals leave the theater, get into their gas guzzling SUVs, and whine about the price of gas.

Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land.

In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...