Last night I watched movie “The Crazies” and let me tell you by the end of the movie I was so pissed off!!!!!! Here is why…
The movie is about bunch of people getting sick from water that was poisoned by plane that crashed into river…blah blah blah…
…… and Crazy people start killing “normal people” .
But if you look at the movie from other prospective it shows how Iowan’s live and where they live.
The movie Crazies made Iowa look so bad and so backwards without showing any the good parts that Iowa has to offer.
Movie only shows:
- Corn Fields
- How people have old phones (flip phones)
- How people dress (like rednecks)
But that’s not all folks!
At the end of the movie guy and woman moved out from Little Town in Iowa walking towards Cedar Rapids (Population: 128.056) which is quite big city if you ask me compared to the rest of the cities in Iowa. Thing is what pissed me off is what the last few minutes of the movie showed.
Small city (Cedar Rapids) surrounded only by corn field. When I saw that I was like what the fuck?
Everything that I work for in Iowa and not just me thousands of others got crushed in one simple movie by showing how people in Iowa have no knowledge of technology, have no laptops, have still 1995 flip phones and that we are just living on farm fields surrounded by corn. But some outsider from (in movie: government official) drives 2010 Suburban has awesome laptop and latest technology etc..
For investors and entrepreneurs when they see movies like The Crazies they will question them self, if they should invest in some startup made by farmer or someone that is still on Windows 98.
Movie as you can tell, really hurt my feelings because I am US Citizen *from Europe* who lives in Iowa (West Des Moines).
I am trying to bring the community to the standards that East and West coast are perpetrated as in technology industry. I promote our best startups such as Dwolla for example. I help people to code, blog better and reach out for other Investors and Entrepreneurs (I owned 1.2 Million page-views blog, currently owning 450.000 page-views blog).
Some people ask me if Midwest could someday be Silicon Valley, well my answer going forward will be: Stop producers to make movies like The Crazies and we might become Midwest Valley some day.