Battle In Seattle: "It Changed Their Lives. It Changed A City. It Changed History."
I was going to say, no, it changed absolutely nothing, but that wouldn't be quite true. It did mark a major milestone in the degeneration of serious mass politics into the narcissism of theatrical catharsis. While the film's producers are honest enough to disclaim that the movie is merely "based on true events," I suspect it will be sufficiently convincing in its revisionism that it will serve the entwined purposes of ennobling an utterly useless and failed project, and being splendidly entertaining in the bargain: