I finally went to see it last night. My verdic (for those who care...): A really bad film. CMOpletely misses what it sets out to do: make peopel wonder abotu Bush. All it does it irritate because it is so unbalanced. And this is from someone (me) who actually agrees with Michael Moore that Bush is a liar who should be stopped.
The first part of the film is interesting when Moore shows the connection between the Bush family and the Bin Ladens and how much money frmo Saudi Arabia is actually invested in the US.
But then Moore wants to show us how bad the war in Iraq is. And he shows us footage that we have all seen on the news. Together with a crying mother who has lost her son. And it goes on and on and on about the oil connections and how Bush appoints his friends all around him. And how soldiers are feeling down because they have to shoot innocent Iraqi people.
Democrats can speak their mind all the time but rarely so we see a Republican getting the chance to defend the reason for going to war. Or defend the war in general. Not balanced at all.
I was about to walk out, not because I did not agree with it, but because it was just boring. It dragged on and on and on.
No clue why this got the Palme d'Or in Cannes. The jury must really hate George Bush and anyone who makes a film against him can get a prize. I think I might go and make a movie like that myself. Maybe I will win a prize.
In his previous film, Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore exposed a part of the American society for its love of violence. Parts of that movie annoyed me aswell but on the whole, I thought it was brilliant. If anything because Moore conducted interviews with opponents as well as with those he agreed with. In Farenheit 9/11, he only shows us people who support his case. But more importantly, Farenheit 9/11 is nothign more than a personal crusade against one man. Now that Moore has got that out of his system, I hope he will get back to making great, interesting and revealing documentaries again.
Oh, and another thing: Just accept that Bush was elected 4 years ago. I did nto agree with it either but Bush' election is a fact that happened and Christ, learn to deal with it and focus on winnin gthe coming elections instead of still yelling and screaming about the previous one.