Just got back from seeing Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.
Let’s get a couple of things straight right from the start:
– I hate George W. Bush
– The war in Iraq is immoral, illegal and unjustified
– I admire Michael Moore’s work (I though Bowling For Columbine was brilliant)
Ok, so did I like the movie? Not really. It pains me to say that but that’s how I feel.
I just spent two hours being manipulated. Moore had a point of view and opinion and he skillfully got his message across. Unfortunately, to call this movie a “documentary” is to misuse the word.
As corrupt as the Bush administration is, the slanted portrayal of the events leading up to and after September 11 actually made me feel a little sorry for the little bastard. Shrub is a walking disaster and it was certainly easy to find sound bites and documentation to put him in the worst possible light. To say “see what an idiot he is” doesn’t tell us anything new. To trot out the grieving mother of a young son killed in Iraq pulled the strings that Moore wanted. I’m sure a fair documentary could have found another mother who was proud of her son giving his life for his country.
In the end, I would recommend the movie to anyone but I would ask that they see it with an open mind. Don’t let someone like Moore convince you that there is only one version of the truth. Think for yourself, do some research and remember that this is one man’s opinion.