Mini Movie Review: Fahrenheit 9/11


I’m going to tell you right now that I’m probably a bit bias when it comes to Michael Moore’s movies since I think the guy is a complete hack. He edits his movies in such a way that only his point gets across and nothing else. Bowling For Columbine used interviews and clips that were taken completely out of context and edited to promote his ideas. And knowing that going in made me a little leary of everything that was said, but that’s not to say that it wasn’t interesting… sometimes. I don’t know what I was expecting going in to this… actually I thought it was going to be about some of the underlying conspiracies surrounding 9/11, but it really wasn’t. I don’t know why I had that in my mind and maybe it was my fault for expecting that, but what I got out of this wasn’t really anything I didn’t already know. Now granted it’s been a few years since this movie came out and I only put it off because of my hatred of Michael Moore, but I decided to at least give it a viewing. While it was informative on some stuff, it seemed like Moore was just stating the same things over and over again and it got old fast. The movie could have been about 30 minutes shorter if he didn’t constantly talk about the same things. Personally I’d rather watch a documentary on TV about the different 9/11 conspiracy theories than watch Michael Moore waddle around his home town of Flynt Michigan… speaking of which, does he ever go anywhere else and interview “normal” people or will nobody but his hometown welcome him?

If you’re a fan of Michael Moore, I’m sorry, but you may enjoy this movie, you may not, I thought parts were interesting, but overall it wasn’t anything special or explosive.