@darthnome got me on this vibe.
This could have been a masterpiece. A brilliant meditation on violence, exploitation, media, and imperialism. Unfortunately, it was made so unethically and with such cruelty toward animals, its crew, and its actors, that it cancels out its own point. The film is a hypocrite.
Most of the time when I watch a bad movie, I say to myself "that was a bad movie, but I am happy it exists." This is my first experience of watching a good movie that I wish did not exist.