There are times during the new Adam McKay/Will Ferrell movie, "The Other Guys," in which the movie subtly acknowledges that it is something of a post-crash comedy. There's some pointed bagging on the incompetence of the Securities and Exchange Commission, for example, as well as some cute meta-media commentary in which a New York Observer reporter sullenly adds, "...online" to his introduction while another vapid journotart talks about representing "TMZ's Print Edition."
But the movie takes it to another level during the end credits, which is an amusing animated sequence explaining Ponzi schemes, TARP, and the inbalance of CEO pay.
The credit sequence is the work of Picture Mill. I found the animated sequence to be a pretty hilarious addition to the movie, but take that with a grain of salt: I'm just the sort of person to bring "Diary of a Very Bad Year: Confessions of an Anonymous Hedge Fund Manager" on vacation to read, for "fun."
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