I just saw Bowling for Columbine, and as was expected, it was neither as good nor as bad as most would have you believe. Moore was fast and loose with a lot of things- but that is to be expected. The subject he covered best was his criticism of the media’s incessant coverage of crime as well as his discussion of race, the lowpoint was the treatment of Charlton Heston.
Overall, I am so numb to outrage from the far-left and far-right anymore that I didn’t even come close to throwing anything at the television. Roger & Me was still a better film, though.
I hope you didn’t actually pay good money to see it.
at least michael moore is making films about real issues and something he, and alot of other people, care about instead of the next big american pie or shoot ’em up movie.
M. Scott Eiland
The man who gave us “black guys would have done a better job of fighting back against the terrorists on the planes on 9/11 than the white guys actually there did” is suddenly offering non-asinine observations on the subject of race? With respect, John (since I know your viewpoints on that topic and find them eminently reasonable), I’d appreciate you clarifying as to what struck you as useful about Moore’s insights in BfC.
I’d probably be a lot more willing to watch it if the title itself wasn’t an outright fabrication. It’s a flaw, I know.
Michael Moore you are so great!–Not–see all those lies you tell is really contagious. Its really sad what you would do just to make a dollar..telling people lies on top of LIES…shame on you…