Monday, July 28, 2008

King Corn

This Saturday I was watching TV and watching some horrible new reality show on MTV. My brain was telling me I needed to watch something that I could learn from. So I went over to my computer and opened up my Netflix account to see if there was anything interesting I could watch from my laptop. My eyes caught on King Corn. It was rated 4 stars, and it was about 2 friends who move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn and follow it to where it ended up. Sounded interesting to me (I know I'm a dork...haha), so I decided to watch it.

The documentary was great! I would give it 4 stars for sure. It was well made and the guys who made the film put a lot of research into it. They decided to make the movie based on the book, The Omnivore's Dilemma (one of my favorites!). They even interviewed the author, Michael Pollan. The movie was a really in depth look at the farming life, and how almost all of the corn grown in that region isn't even edible. Most corn goes to animal feed (which is horrible), and corn based products such as high fructose corn syrup (also horrible). I highly recommend the film! It's available on Netflix to watch instantly or have shipped, plus you can check the King Corn website for other ways to get your hands on this informative documentary.

The pic: The corn tastes like sawdust!