Friday, December 18, 2009

Movie Review: Collapse

Chris Smith's "Collapse" seems less like a documentary and more like a drama. Watching Michael Ruppert break down on camera as he tries to sit in a chair and explain why the world economy is going to collapse was one of the most touching moments in this year in America cinema. Michael Ruppert became infamous when he confront the director of CIA, John Deutch, about the agency's direct involvement in trafficking narcotics into the U.S. Ruppert claims that the CIA tried to recruit him to traffic drugs and when he refused, his career was ended and his live almost ruined. He lost everything.

He was down, but certainly not out. Michael Ruppert embarked on a journey as a freelancer journalist that would forever changed the political landscape. He broke huge stories (e.g. Tillman), openly challenged the government's story about 9/11 and warned the public about what he viewed as an economic collapse.

In "Collapse", he ties Peak OIL, food supplies , economics and war into his compelling argument about the future of mankind. Although, the film is almost entirely about Smith's interview with Ruppert, it never failed to keep my attention. This is more than a political documentary, it's a story about a man's evolution and life's work. Ruppert's explanations are solid, but what really drives the film is his sincerity. After watching "Collapse", you may not believe what Michael Ruppert believes, but you will definitely believe that he believes it and that will definitely have an affect on you.

Rating: 9 out 10

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