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Fyre Fraud Reviews

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½ April 6, 2019
They try to talk shit about netflix's documentary, paid the scam artist too. Hulu has no fucking morals. I will never subscribe to their piece of shit platform. Get a fucking spine.
March 26, 2019
Fantastic documentary on Millenial influencer culture.
½ March 9, 2019
Hulu´┐ 1/2(TM)s documentary, ´┐ 1/2Fyre Fraud,´┐ 1/2┬? on the now infamous Fyre Fest is not quite as gripping of a watch as Netflix´┐ 1/2(TM)s ´┐ 1/2Fyre.´┐ 1/2┬? However, I feel this documentary complements it well and provides further insights for those interested in learning more about this disaster of an event. I would definitely recommend the documentary on Netflix over this one as it seems to serve more as an overview while this one just tells the story in order but in a far less interesting way. It´┐ 1/2(TM)s still a very solid, and well put together documentary film, but it´┐ 1/2(TM)s ultimately hard to look at it without comparing it to its superior counterpart.
½ March 8, 2019
Worst of the 2 docs on the Fyre Festival plus this one paid Billy. Ugh.
March 8, 2019
I found myself laughing out loud way to often in this movie.
½ March 4, 2019
Back for more. So back in 2017, there were a bunch of millennials stranded on island with promises of a luxury music festival, but getting FEMA tents and cheese sandwiches instead. This is the other documentary about those events. Now back in the beginning of 2019, Netflix was doing some heavy advertising about their documentary of the Fyre Festival, slated to come out on January 18th. What they didn't know is that Hulu was waiting in the shadows, and they dropped their Fyre Festival documentary a mere four days earlier, effectively beating them to the punch. It is a bit sneaky and maybe a bit shady, but why pay for advertisements when your competition can do all the work for you. I have now seen both of the documentaries, and I do prefer the Netflix version. Now this is most definitely an interesting enough subject matter to merit multiple movies, and there is one big difference between the Netflix and Hulu documentaries: Hulu got Billy McFarland, the one at the top of the pyramid in this scheme. I'm sure they had to pay him for his interview (rumors are between $100 - $250k), which is why he accepted, because if there is ever a person who has collectors to pay, it's him. It is nice to see him be confronted with facts... but I don't feel like he sheds a whole lot of light on the event. Sure, it does get the point across that he doesn't have really any remorse about his actions, but with the interview that they conducted with him, he comes off like a petulant child. Whenever there is a line of questioning that he doesn't want to continue, he will either say, "I'm not going to comment on that," remain silent, or leave the room. I don't think it's a terribly good interview, and the Netflix documentary doesn't waste your time, remaining focused on telling as complete of a story as possible. Obviously these two movies cover very similar ground, but to award more points to Netflix, I feel like they were able to remain more objective than Hulu, which makes sense, given that the Netflix documentary is produced by Vice News. This feels a lot more biased, with lots of random media spliced and edited in, designed to make you feel a certain way. It also feels more produced, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, I just cared for the tone in the Netflix documentary more. It is still a fascinating subject matter, and if you can't get enough of this story, then by all means, watch both documentaries.
March 1, 2019
An interesting documentary about a failed music festival.
February 16, 2019
love the documentary and how millennials are stupid
February 13, 2019
A revealing doc about a scam perpetuated using social media.
½ February 12, 2019
Not as well structured as the Netflix doc, but still an intriguing one to watch!
February 8, 2019
Half of the time is spent mocking everyone involved, and half of the time is spent discussing a serious crime. This documentary is fascinating.
January 29, 2019
I learned a lot about bullshit social media culture, influencers, a whole generation of hustlers who produce nothing but excitement. But mostly, watching Millennials getting screwed equals Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
January 29, 2019
Fantastic doc, was way more fascinating and thought provoking than "Fyre"
January 27, 2019
was so-so until the end and they compared Fyre Fraud to the current white house. Hard reach to play a political stunt, thumbs down.
January 27, 2019
Just not interesting to watch, bunch of people congratulating themselves on how good their social media marketing is.
January 26, 2019
While very insightful and the only documentary of the 2 released (Hulu + Netflix) that has the culprit MacFarland himself in front of the camera, it came across as a documentary that prioritized sensationalism. It also had a little too much Millennial Bashing for my taste. Some of the Millenial-bashing seem to imply that this level of fraud came about because of Millennials being social media savvy. As if no con-men have ever existed that have literally sold The Eiffel Tower to people as far back as the early twentieth century.
½ January 26, 2019
Compared to Netflix's FYRE, the Hulu doc is much lighter in tone and more sardonic in its criticism of not only the producers of the festival, but the attendees as well. Such an overwhelmingly sneering treatment does a better job, I think, of capturing the zeitgeist that led so many conmen themselves being conned. To that end, this snarky version of the story focuses more on the influencer culture and the social media moment that engender the fiasco, rather than narrow in on the individual idiots and their day-to-day breakdown, as the Netflix iteration does. While the approach here ultimately obscures the very real suffering that the festival caused the inhabitants of the island---the best aspect of the Netflix doc, which has even led to some victims finally seeing some reparations---it alternatively paints a clearer picture of the sociopaths behind that exploitation. (Though it's also worth noting that the Netflix movie was produced by someone from the ad company who promoted Fyre Fest, and so the pathos should be taken with a grain of self-serving salt.) Cut and combined, these would have made one great documentary; separately, they're both worth watching, but like a multistage festival, you're left feeling like you've only seen part of the real show.
January 25, 2019
What a load of crap. It's so interesting that there's no show, no food, no electricity and no way to go home, yet these people are jumping around laughing and dancing. McFarland should have been fried for what he did, yet he's given his own platform to tell the world what a wonderful person he is for this "social experiment".
January 24, 2019
7.5/10. 1-22-2019
January 24, 2019
Granted it has an interview with Billy (that Netflix doesn't) this doc seems rushed, incomplete and very thin. The Billy soundbytes are almost pointless since he says nothing and refuses to answer questions. The Netflix doc is by far the better of the two, although it is produced by one of the perpetrators (Jerry Media).
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