Friday, June 04, 2004

Mike's country 'tis of thee. . .

Wizards, wild creatures and evil lurking around the corner are all elements of the most important film experience this summer.

No, not Harry Potter .

Fahrenheit 9/11 is the must-see film of the year.

In typical Michael Moore style, it's sure to be a cinematic Molotov cocktail, full of amazing juxtaposition, taking the audience from horror to humor and back again. On the way, you'll laugh, cringe and, ultimately, learn more than you might want to know.

If Moore wasn't effective and thought-provoking, his detractors wouldn't feel the need to react so vociferously. Think about it: How many times have you heard people speak of Moore's physical features, challenge smaller sequences within his films, and argue that the director makes himself too important a part of the story?

Why not argue that his films are pointless? Because you can't. In the larger scheme, the issues he has raised since Roger and Me are irrefutable problems facing our country. Corporate greed, disparity between the have and have nots, gun misuse, and now, political subterfuge.

His movies are mandatory viewing, even if you disagree with his approach. Why? Provocative and interesting, they challenge us to face our problems and, at the very least, discuss potential solutions.

Love him or hate him (and I'm firmly in the former camp), we need someone like him to rattle our collective cages as we slip farther and farther into an apathetic abyss.

A teen I know who has seen all of Moore's movies remarked today: I'm surprised nobody has killed him yet.

After seeing the trailer for Fahrenheit 9/11, I've got to agree. Thankfully, he's still with us, doing what he does best.

Since I haven't got a WHATEVER THIS IS name,I am forced to be anonymous. I do not have much of an opinion on whether or not this is fair, but I happen to think that the most significant tidbit about Michael Moore is that he has not made an 'emo' album yet with Toby Keith. I am so surprised by this that I might rethink my political perspectives all together.

Heh. Toby Keith should be killed.
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