For several years I was really sceptical of Michael Moore. I thought is use of humor down played the need for change, and came to close to the techniques used by the right wing radio shows. I spin doctor, working on the side of the left, and hurting more then he helped. With sceptical eyes I watched Bowling for Columbine, and my oppinion started to change. I began to think, maybe we as humans need a little bit of humor mixed in with our pain in order to take on some of the issues that activists feel so strongly about.
In F 9/11 Moore did an amazing job of combining information with a successful pop culture composition to get, what was in reality a really really hard subject out to the public. The movie is well worth seeing, and even more worth supporting with what little money many of us have.
It was difficult at times, and at one point it brought all of us to tears. While it was hard to watch, at the same time it through in little glimmers of hope that helped get the viewer through the 2 1/2 hours of a review of our last four years. Moore, more so then any activist I have meet was able to construct an argument about the current administration's crimes in a way really succesful way. He counters his critics at the same time that he is bringing forward an issue.
Unlike Bowling, and other movies he doesn't jump in with his oppinion as much in F 9/11. There is little of the smart ass comments that can, at times make Moore just look like an insensitive prick. He does a better job in this movie of just holding the camera, and letting the world speak for itself.
I don't want to ruin this movie for anyone, but I will say that seeing it is well worth the money/wait/and time it will take to see this movie. It will hit home in a way un-like the news footage or our protests can, and believe me it will leave you with a desire to do more!!!
Check it out, and make up your own mind.