Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. This solution is not based on politics, morality, laws, or any other "... See full summary »
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Zealous Conspiracy Theories that Don't Apply its Critical Thinking to Itself
It astounds me that this film can be so well received by so many people. As interested as I am in conspiracy theories, there's nothing worse than aimless hole picking, which is essentially what this documentary constitutes.
Perhaps the most insulting examples concern 9/11 (and for the record, I'm not saying there's nothing dubious about the events). For every "fact" this doc questions, its ignorance towards its own questioning is infuriating. For there are counter-arguments to every "fact" it questions, but the doc fails to address them. Plus, a fact means little without a debate about motive. For if 9/11 is not what we think, then what is it? It is not enough to question veracity. People don't go to jail for lying about their alibi, motive is necessary. It's this kind of ignorance that can be applied throughout the documentary, and what leads to its ultimate failure.
On an aesthetic level, the film is terrible. I understand that it's no-budget, but many sequences of archive and graphics are so heavy-handed and over-long that the doc, which has potentially exciting subject-material, actually feels boring. Plus, in the first section, many of the theories are not attributed to its creators, giving the narrator a false voice of authority.
This project feels like an amateur conspiracy geek with little or no critical thinking faculties trying to give himself a voice, a voice that gives a bad name for the intelligent individuals who question the "official" theories in the correct manner.
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