American Fable is ambitious, maybe too much so sometimes, but there's an intense pleasure in the boldness of the film's style.
From "Broken City" to the gone-too-soon Starz series "Boss" to a hundred other movies and TV shows before that, we know the villain is utterly corrupted and beyond redemption when he reveals his master plan to be:
A. Poisoning the water supply.
B. Starting World War III so he can sell nuclear weapons to both sides.