Sounds like a principled rationale to me (much of which I agree with...).I'm not going to watch it, but for some pretty valid reasons other than principle.
One, the entire pedal industry has devolved into a litmus test of reactions and self-promotion.
Two, there has already been quite a good documentary on the phenomenon of pedals (Fuzz: The Sound That Changed The World) that nobody seems to remember anymore now that social media has collectively erased our brains.
Let me back up a bit: I LOVE PEDALS. I love guitars. I love playing guitar. When I watch a movie or ad or promotion about someone else playing guitar, I am not playing my guitar. Heck, when I am angrily being a curmudgeon online, I am not playing my guitar. This makes Jack a dull boy.
I recall a time where pedals truly were innovative, but now the pedal industry mirrors a lot of what is wrong with the music industry. Every garage startup company that springs up on Instagram, every shiny new overdrive that is a "modified" clone of something that rhymes with "Rube Cleaner", is one more piece installed on the world's largest vanilla soft serve machine we line up at NAMM to witness every year.
Don't get me wrong, there are truly some innovative designs that come out, but half the time the GAS is perpetuated by marketing and not the actual product itself. In the old days, a pedal was released and you went to a guitar shop and tried it out, without objective influence. Now, we wait for internet superstars or influencers to react to products and extrapolate their expectations onto our own. We consume based on this, we lack any opinion of our own because if we think freely, we will surely see through the BS and realize we don't need ANOTHER OD.
So do I want to watch a movie by what would deem a large market enterprise that utilizes starf*cker tactics to further embed a lack of individuality on the masses, generating another slew of copycat artists and mindless bouts of gear fetish that makes us talk about pedals more than actually use them?
Sweet mother of god I need to stop drinking coffee after 5PM...
Edit: Just realized I was post #169... Nice