This week, I am talking about two series movies, both documentaries by Michael Moore. I only recently watched his films for the first time. The main reason I like Moore’s films is the fact that he does what everyone else is scared to do: ask questions. He isn’t scared. He gets to the core of things and tries to figure them out.
First, I am going to talk about Bowling for Columbine. As you can tell by the title, it focuses on the terrible shootings at CHS on April 20, 1999. Moore interviews Charlton Heston (whom I think is an asshole), goes to Kmart to ask them to stop selling ammo with two of the victims, Richard Castaldo and Mark Taylor,and tries to figure out why America is pretty much the most violent country in the world. That’s not all. He goes to Canada where people leave their doors unlocked, even though there are about 7 million guns in Canada. Moore says he has three locks on his door. He even returns to Denver and gives a speech at the University. Michael Moore’s movies will definitely piss you off, but not because they’re bad or anything. It’s because he shows the truth of what politicians get away with…it’s because he shows how if “President” Bush would’ve read a certain security report, 9/11 might not have happened…and it will make Columbine victims’ parents outraged because Moore tells us that the police waited for hours outside while Harris and Klebold killed their classmates because they “didn’t want to get shot”. Numerous lives could have been saved.
Fahrenheit 9/11 focuses mostly on September 11th and Bush’s secret friendship with the Bin Laden family. It is still a really good film though. It’s sad to know that Bush was too busy playing golf or some other important thing to read the security report in August of 2001. The report said that there was going to be an attack on the United States. Eleven other countries informed the United States that there would be an attack, but did the government listen? After the attack, planes were grounded, except for one plane carrying relatives of the terrorists. I really enjoyed both of these movies, although they are sad (seeing the victims and their families). They are eye-opening and show what the government don’t want you to know.
To the victims of both attacks, may you all rest in peace.