27 Jun 2004, 08:19

“Good for business, bad for the people”

Tonight I registered to vote for the very first time. That I did so in a movie theatre immediately before seeing Fahrenheit 911 should give a pretty good indication of my motives for doing so. After seeing the movie, all I can say is: WTF GWB. Seriously. I mean, Michael Moore obviously made the film to convey a point and as such I’m sure there are things that were slanted toward that point. Still if even half of the material in the film is true as it was presented, well it’s just sad to think about. The film didn’t really influence my existing political views but it did convince me to finally lose my apathy regarding voting and that’s got to be a good thing.


Comment by Phil on 2004-06-27 10:49:44 +0000

Yeah, when we went Friday night, our theatre was sold out. For a DOCUMENTARY, of all things. I wasn’t surprised when I read in the news yesterday that it had taken $8 mil in ONE DAY.

I didn’t think it was as well put together as “Bowling for Columbine,” but it did its job. I think any film is supposed to make people think and talk about what they’ve seen, and I don’t think any summer blockbuster with lots of ‘splosions is going to do that.

Comment by Will on 2004-06-27 22:55:39 +0000

I’m not exactly sure how I’d place this amongst his other work. It’s rather different in that he steps back and spends a lot less time on screen and just lets the material do the talking. Less wacky, flippant, confrontational bits (the PATRIOT act reading from the ice cream truck was really the only piece like that) which I think is good because that kind of thing would have distracted from the message. So while it was kind of lacking in the juxtapositions and zingers that he usually deals in, I don’t know if I’d say that makes it not as good of a film.

Comment by Carrie on 2004-07-13 22:36:48 +0000

It’s great that you registered to vote, but it makes me sad that it took you so long.