The Founder Movie
Showing you how Macca’s was founded, this movie was thoroughly enjoyable from my point of view. One of the two brothers who actually founded the first McDonald’s restaurant states in the film “There is a wolf in the hen house…& we let him in” That wolf goes on to claim he was The Founder & takes all the glory for the formula the two brothers worked so hard to perfect. In the defence of the wolf, Ray Kroc (played by Michael Keaton) he did work his ass off to elevate the chain from coast to coast with over 1600 restaurants founded and managed to overcome hurdles such as major financial struggles and unexpected costs such as running the huge walk in fridges to hold ice-cream and milk for the milkshakes. Going from a door to door milkshake mixer salesman to lay the foundations of one of the worlds biggest corporations is inspiring, in my opinion. Ultimately Ray Kroc pulls the rug from under the real founders and even opens a Macca’s directly opposite the first ever, and makes the brothers take their own surname off the original.
Although at times I felt for the brothers I could not help but root for Ray Kroc to overcome adversity and grow the hell out of his dream. If there is one word to come out of this film it is ‘Persistence.’ In the film, The Founder, Ray is listening to a fictional recording called “Power of the Positive” by a fictional author named Dr. Clarence Floyd Nelson. It was created for the film specifically and there are no other references to it in other popular media. It states something along the lines of; Nothing in the world can replace the power of persistence. Talent wont… Genius wont… education wont, the world is full of educated fools. Persistence and determination alone are all powerful. That human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. Other reviews were far from glowing but I really enjoyed this movie I will say 4 out of 5.
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