The credibility of this film is even more jeopardized by being made by moveon.org which is the largest group right now trying to out Bush and replace him with Kerry. The funny thing is that every attack they make on Fox, and conservatism as a whole, they pretend they are not guilty of, yet every issue they bring up they also break the so-called rules they are making. These include but are not limited to: blatant attacks, no accuracy in reporting, no balance of opinion, propaganda, political sloganeering, no fairness in reporting, slanted point of view, slick production over facts, backing of political party, etc. etc. etc. I am sick of hypocrites on both the left and the right acting like their point of view is the only one that matters and that everyone else is stupid if they don't agree with them or "get it". This so-called documentary is a joke because it totally ignores the faults of so-called liberal media, which use the same tactics as Fox does, but propagate a liberal or Democrat agenda. All media is suspect here, not just Fox. I mean give me a break, I am sick of being pandered to by both extremist sides of the political spectrum (right = left = crazy). I don't know if the day will ever come that people will be fed up enough to do anything about it, but I for one am sick of having both left and right propaganda shoved down my throat by media outlets and special interest groups. So, I think I'll just keep voting 3rd parties until the end of time. 4/10
Whoever funded this film, I want to talk to them about funding the film for the camera in the bottom of my toilet (heh). I bet I'd get a higher rating. Next, I'd like to say that if you are into the worst films on the planet, this one comes nowhere close to The Underground Comedy Movie, Mac & Me, or Jack Frost (the one with Michael Keaton). Also, I consider Faces of Death to be on that list, but if you like shock for shock's sake and want to feel like you want to puke from real-life horror, then this film is not hardcore enough for you, try that one. This film is a travesty not for the many aforementioned reasons, but for the fact that it once again defaces "Generation X" as a monster it isn't (I should know, I'm part of that so-called generation). It reminds me of all the "afraid of the youth" films that were made in the 60's. Too many great bands are wasted in promotion of this film, and that is travesty number 2 (Nine Inch Nails, Medicine, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, This Mortal Coil, The Smiths, Curve, Love & Rockets, Cocteau Twins, Wolfgang Press, Meat Beat Manifesto, Jesus & Mary Chain, MC 900 Ft. Jesus, Lush, Babyland . . . and many more).
The third travesty is that it is bound to be compared against the visionaries in the field of film actually making great film, as mentioned earlier. This includes people admitting they "get" it, whether they call it "camp", "farce", "dark", "underground", "alternative", "shock", "experimental", "exploitation", "avante-garde", "film-noir", "anti-hero", "gothic", et. al. That is the real joke being played on those who try to convince everyone else it is redeemable by using these film styles to say the film doesn't suck. But suck nonetheless it does. You can't avoid that fact unless you are without personality. I like all of the above mentioned styles of film and more, but this film is SERIOUSLY lacking in the direction, script, storyline, acting, dialogue, and other major factors, all which would make a good film. You cannot be at a loss of so many important film characteristics and have a good film. Thus, although it has been said before, this is truly an exercise of style over substance, apparently in the desperation to do the above mentioned con of the public into thinking it is great, or just selling soundtrack albums.
If you want style AND substance in the vein this movie tries to be in, may I recommend the following films: The Crow, Natural Born Killers, Lost Highway, The Addams Family, Beetlejuice. This film is sadly, like none of these and is most like the film Baise-Moi in its substance. So if you nonetheless like this film you will probably like that one. So all in all, if you have to watch this movie I would conclude it is best with the sound turned off (no kidding) and your favorite period music from any of the above bands or soundtrack movies that I mentioned as good. And as mentioned before, it is nice to see Rose McGowan naked again and again, and not mentioned before, the other scene that is worth watching is the brief yo-yo scene. If you watch it, you'll know what I mean. The only thing really shocking about the film is how bad (read:awful) it is and such a waste of talent and resources involved.