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Fahrenheit 9/11 Review

So, kieri and I just got back from a preview showing of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. It was definitely a /powerful/ film; I don't know that all the parts which tried to focus on facts were as well-presented as they could be (and they definitely showed an almost sledgehammer-like liberal bias), but it /definitely/ did make me think. The parts which /did/ bring up things directly from the past, things we all knew but had forgotten in the sheer barrage of other things to be offended or angry by, and cast the entire past four years in a light as a whole.

Despite Moore's occasionally clumsy soapboxing, there were a lot of moments which were compelling and heart-wrenching, and the film is definitely worth the watch. It's sort of hard to organize my thoughts in a way that makes sense about it all.


I dunno. I've made no explicit plans to see this film. Michael Moore... has disappointed me with his propensity of presenting fiction as fact in his other films. As such, its

I think he's a great filmmaker. He could, if he chose, be a powerful force for representing the truth. I no longer trust him to do so, though.

Think I'll wait for it to come out on video.
Me, I was so turned off by the one clip I saw, I don't know if I could stomach the rest, even if he does make good points. Which, due to the previous commenter must now be taken dubiously, (not that I didn't do that with Moore already!).
The parts of the film I found powerful weren't the parts with /facts/. They were the parts with interviews of soldiers in Iraq, interviews of families who had members over in Iraq, interviews with Iraqi families who had lost their homes in the bombings, and things like that.

The fact-presenting bits, I took with a grain of salt. Like I said, I think /despite/ them, it was a powerful film; the moments where he wasn't preaching, where he just allowed others to say their parts, those were the parts of the film truly worth seeing.
Ah, see, being in Fayetteville I get that every day anyway.