In the Hulu documentary WeWork: Or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021), the film follows the rise and fall of the company WeWork and its founder Adam Neumann. Written and directed by Jed Rothstein, the film made its worldwide debut at SXSW 2021. YouTuber Shane from the channel The Wasteland Reviewer, shares his thoughts on the eye-opening documentary.
In the end, I felt like ok, I learned what I needed to learn from this documentary in a lot less time than this documentary actually ran. But in general, I feel like it’s an intriguing and crazy story.
YouTuber Shane describes the film as unremarkable storytelling for a remarkable story. The focus on the slow build up to the company success and then its spiral and downfall is fascinating and very intriguing, according to the YouTuber. However, it doesn’t do a great job to capture a lot of energy to present the story in an interesting way and seems to drag and feel repetitive by the end of the film.
The YouTuber compares the film to the Fyre Festival documentaries in that it has the same basic setup. But unlike those films, it starts to lose momentum leaving the YouTuber wondering if it was necessary to watch the last 40 minutes after already getting the gist of the documentary.
Ultimately, Shane finds the documentary effective and does the job at pointing viewers in the right direction who are curious about the company.
YouTuber Shane from the channel The Wasteland Reviewer, rates and reviews new movies and TV shows on his channel regularly.