The Founder (2016)

By Livia Peterson

Many corporations exist: The American Multi-Cinema (AMC) Incorporation, the Marcus Corporation, the Starbucks Corporation, the McDonald’s Corporation, and the like. The corporations possess several locations to cater to the public. Most corporations provide the minimum wage to their employees.
 
The iconic slogan “I’m lovin’ it” and the Golden arches are nationally recognized. The fast food restaurants cause obesity. I enjoy fast food a few times every year and thus, usually prepare the meals.
 
The shake mixer salesman Ray Kroc (the brilliant Michael Keaton) purchased, franchised, and literally snatched the McDonald’s Restaurant. The brothers Mac and Dick McDonald (the equally impressive John Carroll Lynch and Nick Offerman) are initially skeptical of the restaurant franchise; however, Mr. Kroc constantly persuades the duo with the difficult to pass negotiation. Long story short, the nearby McDonald’s Restaurants would not exist if it wasn’t for the bastard Mr. Kroc.
 
John Lee Hancock’s latest film allegedly taps into the zeitgeist; however, you may not resonate with the clichéd biopic narrative. “The Founder” understands you may have recently enjoyed the McDonald’s cheeseburger – perfect volume of ketchup, mustard, and onion, and two pickles – but fails to explore the fast food consequences – just adequately touching the surface to compel the audience. Mind you, I devoured the McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries a few days ago. How ironic.
 
Mr. Kroc was an asshole. The selfish businessman did not abide by the strict contract and oppressed all the barriers during the process. The McDonald brothers once owned something yet lost everything. It is difficult to like Mr. Kroc and easy to sympathize with the McDonald brothers.
 
The McDonald’s Corporation is able to enjoy the free advertising via the film. Nonetheless, I would like to enjoy the McDonald’s cheeseburger right now. C

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