To no one’s surprise, the bias and pre-judgement for Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” will always be in full swing from people who haven’t even seen the movie. Those in the left of the political spectrum are likely going to automatically praise this film, while those in the right will likely automatically condemn this film. Needless to say, it’s Moore’s fault that’s even the case. It’s because of his public persona, which many will not be able to separate from the movie he has made here. It’s unfortunate, because I think the overall message and theme of this film is very well intentioned for both sides of the political party.
Despite what the marketing of this movie may make this seem, this isn’t a full blown attack on Donald Trump’s Presidency and Republicans, as the Democrats themselves are also a target here. I debated sharing this fact from this review, because it’s somewhat of a spoiler to how the narrative of the movie plays out, and this is suppose to be a non-spoilers write-up. Of course I’m not saying that there isn’t an attack on Trump here, but it’s just not the complete focus of the film. The main focus is more ambitious than that.
The “real” theme of “Fahrenheit 11/9” is far more than just bashing Trump. This film is provocative and thought-provoking, with shades of heavy concern and high hopes. Michael Moore’s bias still makes appearances throughout, but I found it harder to argue against his point of views here. He smartly shows us historical facts 90% of the time, with about 10% dedicated to speculative segments. Either way, it’s easy for me to say that this is an “important” film that everybody should watch, but then somebody could just call me biased. Hey, at least I saw the movie, and that makes my opinion of it a lot more informed than those who haven’t seen it.
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