The Yes Men Fix the World: 6/10-
This was kind of an interesting one. The premise that these guys have doesn't make sense to me. They impersonate people in the business word and represent companies in a way they think the companies should be representing themselves. I'm not sure what they think they're accomplishing except a couple hoaxes, but at the end they interview a couple people who liked what they were doing so maybe I'm just missing the boat.
Here's where I think it breaks down. The movie is entertaining, but not because you're paying attention to what the say. It's entertaining because you're wondering how in the world they aren't getting caught as often. I know of some educational panels that you couldn't just walk into unless you had a pass before hand. How could all of this have happened in this day and age where information is instantaneous. That's what ultimately kept me in the movie. Other than that these guys were boring, and their pranks kinda lame.
This one is funny. I mean it's not funny, it's actually extremely dark, but what I found to be the most captivating part had nothing to do with the overall message (hint: Doom and gloom).
The whole time I was watching this I wondered just how important this guy thought he was. The way he speaks about his past seemed to me to be like an athlete who talks about their past in a manner that makes you think they weren't actually as important as they think. He also talks a little like that person you'll meet that thinks they know everything. Now I don't want to dismiss him as such, but that's the vibe I get.
So the most captivating moment of the entire film is a moment where he breaks down for a second. Through all the cynicism, through all the doom warnings, it seems to me like this guy has an inflated sense of importance and for a brief second you see into his mind a little more emotionally than the rest of the movie.