The Watch Goat
Blog — The Watch Goat is an incredibly well made and acted movie with a revolting story that slaps you right in the face and belly. It’s unsettling, at times utterly repulsive, but it’s fascinating and honest in its meaning.
A Frat Hazing Story That’s Worth Watching
The Watch Goat, based on a memoir by Brad Land, a former Greek Life officer and aspiring writer, stars Ben Schnetzer as a guy who gets into a greek fraternity in an attempt to prove himself and find his place in the world. He goes through a series of violent and humiliating experiences as the fraternity’s pledge week reaches its most hellish.
In the beginning of the film, it feels a bit like a frat boy slapstick comedy, but it soon turns out to be more of a story about the brotherly relationship between two brothers during a time that’s stressful and uncertain. That’s a good thing, and it’s what you should focus on when watching the movie.
The Pasture to Plate Experience: The Watch Goat’s Personalized Customer Service
It’s also an excellent study in how people can manipulate nature in order to get their own way. Especially when you are dealing with a creature that is highly adapted to a certain ecosystem and habitat, like the mountain goats in Washington’s Olympic National Forest or Mt. Ellinor on the Olympic Peninsula.
WDFW monitors public reports of mountain goats interacting with people in the Olympic National Forest and the Cascade Mountains. When this occurs, WDFW responds with a step-down plan to reduce the impact of these animals on human use and wildlife.