To quote Lethal Weapon's Murtaugh, "I'm too old for this shit."
"There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and ITT, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide, and Exxon."
This film is 40 years old, and the above quote rings just as true today as it did back then. It is scary how pertinent this scarily-prescient film still feels today.
I am shocked at how many middling-to-poor reviews of this film there are here on Letterboxd.
With its painterly visuals, excellent story as a not-very-subtle metaphor for the evils that men do, and good direction, this is nothing short of a masterpiece. I'm not one for hyperbole, nor am I one to conflate my own opinion with fact, but I am surprised anyone could think of this as anything less than a very good film.
C'est la vie, one man's trash..., etc...
If nothing else, this parable shows that animation is not just for kids. For this alone, the film feels ahead of its time.