These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Misaimed Fandom - the film and imagery similar to it is sometimes used to celebrate technology.
It is easy to find "beauty in the beast" due to the wonderful cinematography. Part of Godfrey Reggio's concept for the film is that every viewer could take something completely different from it.
Nobody says you shouldn't use it for that purpose. Your interpretation is yours and yours alone.
A relevant quote from writer Tim Page, in the liner notes of Philip Glass's soundtrack album:
Although Koyaanisqatsi was intended, at least in part, as an indictment of late-20th century Western society (the title is Hopi for "life out of balance"), it is one of many paradoxes that the images of a supposedly crazy, hard-driven, over-the-top America are so vibrant and captivating — probably the most exhilarating (and curiously affirmative) passages in the film. But it is not necessary to buy into the philosophy that propels the action in order to exult in its spectacle. And, after all, as one critic observed when Koyaanisqatsi was new, Hopi activities would probably seem pretty frantic themselves if they were to be presented at such high speed.
Older Than They Think: Many viewers think the exploding rocket was the space shuttle Challenger, which was destroyed three years after this movie came out. The explosion filmed was with an unmanned Navy Atlas rocket, about 20 years earlier.