We give Michael Moore a lot of flack around here, mostly because we’re contrarian assholes and he’s kind of a self-important blowhard who has a tendency to insert himself too often into his films. Despite that, he’s still one of the best documentarians around. I’ve actually liked all of his documentaries (as the reviews can attest — Fahrenheit 9/11 was the first review I ever wrote and it shows; it’s missing from the archives thankfully).
Anyway, after crapping on the Iraq War in Fahrenheit 9/11 and, more recently, taking aim at the U.S. Health care system, Michael Moore has returned. Thankfully, not during an election year this time. His new movie, which is still untitled, will be released on October 2nd. The plan, originally, has been to make a sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11, but the economic recession arose, and he switched gears. This new doc will focus on the global financial meltdown and, from some hints he’s provided, it will use testimonials from Wall Street folks who have decided to expose the “biggest swindle in American history.”
One problem: Who is going to want to see that documentary? We’re living it, and frankly, I’m sick of hearing about the causes, and I don’t care whose damn fault it was. At this point, I’d just like to see improvement. And as we all know from past Michael Moore documentaries, he’s great at exposing the problems, but he’s terrible at offering solutions.