Takvah Posted June 26, 2004 Report Share Posted June 26, 2004 Yes, you knew it had to happen. Somebody would have to finally comment on this movie. First of all there is always the debate where it concerns a Michael Moore movie as to whether one should consider it a Documentary or not. I think that because Moore manages to entertain while making these films he is somehow taken less seriously. Also because Moore has taken liberties with material he brings scrutiny on himself (ofcourse most of these detractors also watch Fox News without any problem *snickers*). There are parts in this film that will make people laugh, will make people cry and will make people angry. I don't want to get political, (afterall this is just a movie thread) but Moore does stir you and does make you think. There is a lot in the movie that cannot be simply explained away as "revenge", "propaganda", etc. Some of this stuff you just can't make up. Some of this stuff has been covered before but perhaps not placed in the context of the whole picture so that you see clearly that there is a pattern of behavior within government that surely makes one arch an eyebrow. Republicans will say that they are boycotting this movie because it is propaganda. I find that humorous. I went in with a popcorn and a coke and I enjoyed this movie like I would any other. It was not made to sway people that are firmly entrenched in one camp or the other politically. It was made to illustrate for those that maybe haven't been paying attention, some of the absurdity that is epidemic within government. If you hated the Iraq war before you went in, you'll still hate it coming out. Likewise if you loved Bush going in, you'll likely love Bush coming out. I will never understand how that could be possible seeing the evidence laid before you (not just in this film but in the day to day workings of the government) but that's not for me to judge. For those of you that think this was a campaign ad, John Kerry is not mentioned once. This is all about Bush and what has gone on for the past three or so years. SPOILER - one thing I never knew and found to be a startling revelation surrounds Fox News calling Florida for Bush and who was on duty there at Fox that night. It makes you go HMMMMMMM. Also, I was also quite interested to hear about Mr. Bath and his relations with Bush and Bush's National Guard service. If you go see this let me know what you think about that. Well shot. Great entertainment value for a documentary. It was stirring and thought provoking. My wife and I, life long Republicans have not shut up about it since we left the theater. Oh, one more strange thing about this movie. I saw it with a pretty mixed crowd, seniors, middle aged folks, twenty somethings and even teens (it was a packed house with a line waiting to get in for the next show). When the movie ended for the first time ever (I'm 34 I've seen a lot of movies) people APPLAUDED. It was very foreign to me to see such a response. "Now watch this drive," *nods, smirks and walks to the tee* [ 06-26-2004, 04:55 PM: Message edited by: Takvah ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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