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´Promised Land´: Drilling
drama lacks depth, critics say

Los Angeles Times, by Oliver Gettell

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/29/2012 11:10:17 AM

In the new eco-drama "Promised Land," co-writers and co-stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski take on the hot-button issue of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," through which chemicals are pumped into the ground to extract natural gas. Damon plays an ace corporate salesman trying to buy up drilling rights in a Pennsylvania farm town, and Krasinski plays an anti-fracking activist. For many critcs, however, the film itself doesn´t dig deep enough to fulfill its potential. The Times´ Kenneth Turan writes that "Promised Land" has "a strong cast and an intriguing premise that has the added bonus of real-world relevance,"

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Who thought an anti-fracking movies was going to pack the theaters?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 12/29/2012 11:21:02 AM     (No. 9088634)

This film is contradicted by science and fact.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 12/29/2012 11:21:02 AM     (No. 9088635)

I wonder if the movie explains how the law of gravity is broken, and all that fracking fluid flows uphill through several thousand feet of rock to pollute the aquifers, as the watermelons claim? I bet not.

From the previews I saw, it looks like they are going to make the argument that natural gas will flow through that rock to the surface, spontaneously ignite, then burn all the family farms down.

Idiots.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 12/29/2012 11:31:43 AM     (No. 9088651)

The silliness doubtlessly derives from its re-written ending after the government issued its report that exposes the fraudulent foundation of "anti-fracking" propaganda...IIRC, while the filming was being done. They´re trying to make lemonade...morphing to corporate evil versus the honest world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 12/29/2012 11:35:28 AM     (No. 9088664)

Guar Gum - it´s one of the chemicals pumped into the ground in fracking.

It is usually used in salad dressing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Refried, 12/29/2012 12:20:14 PM     (No. 9088731)

Fox News reported that Dubai has a substantial
financial interest in this movie.
Shut down drilling in the US so they can sell us natural gas!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hot coffee, 12/29/2012 12:21:01 PM     (No. 9088732)

"Matt Damon"--Matt Damon (Film Actors Guild)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 12/29/2012 12:39:34 PM     (No. 9088753)

If this movie is getting middling reviews, it really must be a stinker. Like imagine the reviews if the movie were pro-fracking.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/29/2012 1:03:07 PM     (No. 9088792)

I would never see this movie but it was filmed in my childhood hometown - we always said it iwas a town that time forgot and it was probably perfect for the movie setting. Anyway, I might have to see it for nostalgia´s sake.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: geoguy, 12/29/2012 3:23:55 PM     (No. 9088969)

Look, there has been natural gas in peoples wells for decades along before oil and gas exploration or frac´ing. It happens naturally. Second, there is not enough energy to thousands of feet vertically from the reservoir to the groundwater. We are lucky to have a vertical frac of 200´.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JimS, 12/29/2012 3:50:49 PM     (No. 9088994)

Absolute and utter lies, from top to bottom.
The town in west Texas, where the water coming out of the faucet ignites in flames, is always used as an example of fracking pollution.
Total lie. It is due to naturally occurring natural gas seepage into the aquifier. The situation has existed since before 1940. There were numerous US government studies done at the time, and a Farm Bureau publication was provided to local farmers advising them that they had to use an elevated gravity water tank with an air break to vent the gas.
All this was 40 years before fracking was developed.
Damon is lying fool

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