Percy Vs. Goliath: part of a new Medicare Movie Cycle

Much what Billy Crystal’s “Happy Now” tried to do for dementia, Christopher Walken attempts to do in exposing agrochemical evils in “Percy Vs. Goliath”. While the former tried to humanize and add comedic nuances, Christoher’s screenwriters, Garfield Lindsay Miller (please pick some initials) and Hilary Pryor went for straight on courtroom and farmland saga.
Fortunately, director Clark Johnson chose Walken (who I could watch till a field all day long) and Zack Braff as his long suffering (literally walks with a cane) lawyer. Christine Ricci seems oddly wooden here as the journalist who wants to expose big pharma farma.
Again, just like Crystal, I commend these guys for making real story films, rather than pimp themselves out as aged super villains for Marvel. And like Ruffalo’s Dark Waters, we need to keep an eye on and repeat the history of these money grubbing companies who don’t care about human health repercussions.

By Goldie

Aspiring writer who has retired from the institution of education. I've written plays, three of which have been performed both in Rochester NY and here in Sarasota FL. I also write stand up and obviously, film critique. My comment section does not work, so please email me your comments at

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