Friday, September 17, 2010
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
Capitalism: A Love Story examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans...
I am not a fan of Michael Moore at all. I think he manipulates people into believing his opinion in his movies by using information that isn't true, faking news headlines and doing over the top antics to "prove" his point. A good example would be to watch Fahrenhype 9/11 after your watch Fahrenheit 9/11. That being said, I this was his first movie that I watched and actually ended up being mad with him instead of at him.
The over the top antics are still there. Michael Moore tries to go into bank corporation buildings and do a citizens arrest of the people running the banks. He of course can't even get into the building so he ends up just telling the security guard why he is there and then has to leave the building. Was this really necessary for me to see how corrupt these companies are?
Capitalism does seem to ask the right questions though of what has happened to our country. When the people that run the banks also are the financial advisers to our country it makes you wonder if there is any hope for the little guy, or are the rich just going to get richer.
Moore interviews members of congress about the bank bailout bill which gets some very surprising and shocking answers on how it all happened. It's kind of funny that Michael Moore talks about the Governments scare tactics to get things passed, but in reality his movie is a scare tactic to his audience.
This movie is very effective at pushing your anger at the government and the banks, and I feel would be even more effective if Michael Moore didn't do it, I look forward to "An Inside Job", which looks to touch the same subject without Michael Moore.
When to Watch Rating: Makes You Think
Available on Netflix Instant View