The Founder (2017): An Underwhelming Look into Capitalism

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 in order to grow his own movie knowledge as well as share his own thoughts with others in a streamlined fashion. As MovieBabble continues to grow, Nick hopes to one day become a reputable critic that many turn to first for a quality movie review.

17 Responses

  1. Em says:

    Nice review. I’ve done so myself 🙂
    https://moviesformysoul.com/the-founder/
    Birdman serving you a Big Mac

  2. thefilm.blog says:

    You’re not alone – I was surprised by the high RT rating! It’s decent, but not great

    • MovieBabble says:

      A lot of people I’ve talked to about it felt very “meh” as well. I guess the rotten tomatoes score comes from it being well made from a directing/acting stand point

  3. Great review !

    But can we really question Kroc’s character sketch given the fact that it was inspired by a real-life persona ? Also, the movie does give a lot to learn right ?

    • MovieBabble says:

      Im totally fine with his portrayal by Michael Keaton, but, in my opinion, the construction of the movie made it so you should root for him as he’s being a terrible person which didn’t work well for me

  4. lamontage says:

    I’m going to check this out. McDonald’s is surely an intriguing story of how it came to form. I’ve never thought twice who the founders were and it’s almost blasphemy considering how much dotage I have for the plain old cheeseburger.

  5. Considering the whole point of the McDonald brothers is that they stayed the same and never changed, making them the focus of the story would have been really boring. The movie needed to follow Ray Kroc for anything to actually happen. Definitely agree that the brothers are better and more likable characters than Kroc, but people would’ve complained about the movie being boring if we made them the main focus.

    I also don’t know if I would consider having an unlikable lead character as a fatal flaw, even if the character doesn’t get his “comeuppance”.

  6. Great review! I’m still surprised there was a story to tell here but I have to say, it does sound interesting. I’m looking forward to giving it a watch 🙂

  7. The Girl on the Train. That was my favorite book of all time. But the movie was slightly disappointing. But I would watch it again.

  8. Not sure why, but I really want to see this movie. Maybe I’m just hungry.

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