Promised Land is making a serious run at that title. It is an anti-fracking film that stars Matt Damon, and was written by Damon and John Krasinski of The Office, who unfortunately appears to be a bonehead. In the original script, heroic anti-fracking activists exposed the hazards of extracting natural gas. But the writers apparently realized that fracking has an excellent track record, so they revised the script so that the anti-fracking activists became stooges paid by oil companies to make the environmental movement look bad. You really can’t make this stuff up.
Who would want to make such a dumb movie? (To be fair, that is a question I invariably ask myself when I watch previews, on the rare occasions when I go to movies.) In this case, the United Arab Emirates, for one. Yup–Promised Land is funded in part by the Emirates, a member of OPEC. Hmm…what interest might the Emirates have in discouraging the U.S. from developing its own energy reserves? Talk about stooges! The goofs who made this movie know whereof they speak.