Sunday, February 15, 2015

Coming to a Corpop Near You...

IT'S BACK...

First there was Meat Wars: The Movie. Then there was the Meat Wars: Double Trouble. Then there was Meat Wars Trinity: More, More, More. Next Sunday the fourth and possibly final installment in the Meat Quadropoly will be coming to a corpop near you, Meat Wars: Death or Glory.

Word on the street has it that Meat: Death or Glory, like the earlier films in the Meat Quadropoly, follows the well trod generic terrain established by the first film. To wit: The powers that be urge members to allow them to get meat further afield from sources that may or may not violate the corpops by-laws in order to compete against MeatCorp: The Monster. Meanwhile rumours from an unknown source or sources spread through the brand spanking new warehousy walls of the corpop's new and as yet unpaid for store suggesting that if the fourth meat resolution doesn't pass the corpop may fail and jobs will be lost (the sky is falling, the sky is falling). In a second narrative thread a Satellite Store needs approval almost two years after it became a fait accompli. Tension rises. Gossip divides the corpops members. Passions flare. Some fear fear itself. Nefarious Natasha's and Boris's plot to undermine the resolution. The end of days upon us? Well not quite. A denouement that isn't a denouement brings an end that isn't an end to the film. Will ambiguity breed more sequels should the resolution once again fail? Only those who don't have to get forty some names on a petition seem to know for sure.

Critics have been less than enthusiastic about the fourth installment in the Meat Quadropoly. Haven't we, they ask, seen this movie at least three times before? What are the real finances of the Corpop? Are the losses real or paper losses? Is the Corpop about to go belly up and bid Albany adieu? How much does the Satellite Store cost the Corpop? How much does it earn? Will a meat expansion singlehandedly save the Corpop from extinction (song tie in: "I Need a Hero")? Will the Corpop be able to sell meat more inexpensively than MeatCorp: The Monster? Should the Mom and Pop Corpop even be competing with international MeatCorp: The Monster since MeatCorp has economies of scale the Corpop simply can't match? Should the Corpop go niche instead? Then there is that big question hovering over the whole film: Should the Corpop have spent all that money on a new store in the first place? Stay tuned...

In other news: Gossip Girl reports that MeatCorp: The Monster has had lower than expected sales figures over the last several months...

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