Fahrenheit 9/11? More like Fahrenheit 212 (100 degrees)!
This movie is smoking with controversy, internal and external, and is an extended political rhetoric on possibly the world’s most powerful man – President of United States, Mr. George Bush himself.
While Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ got spiritual leaders riled up in their seats, Michael Moore’s offering only adds fuel to an already extremely polarised political landscape.
Though it won the Palme d’Or in Cannes, this documentary does not come without loopholes and (deliberately?) excluded details like effacing Saddam’s role as the ‘bad guy’ in the grand scheme of things. The movie may seem too filled with outright anti-Bush bashing for your palette. Yet, with all the artistic licenses that Fahrenheit 9/11 takes, it hardly does so without adequate justifications.
The movie shows scenes hitherto unseen on national news footages like the innocent playing of children along Baghdad’s streets before bombs ravaged their homeland. It truly shows us how subjective the ‘truth’ can be, and while one need not take Michael Moore’s film at face value, we needn’t take the news, and everything else, too literally either.