April 23, 2008

Sicko (2007)

Ahh yes here's the latest batch of flagrant leftist propaganda courtesy of our fat friend with the little hat. I liked the part about Cuba and the part about the guy running the biggest anti-Michael Moore site. The rest was a big collection of sob stories played to the sound of a sad piano interspersed with the occasional news clip or Bushism. It was entertaining at times but I'm slowly getting the impression that Moore just keeps making the same movie over and over again. I'm not sick of it yet, but I could see how it could get old. It's not that I'm expecting this to strike a note with an audience of a different political view than the one expressed in the film, but you have to wonder as to the value of a film that can be so easily deemed worthless by the mere fact that you have a different ideology than the filmmaker. Then again I guess everything has an agenda and you can't please everyone, so it works on that level. Still, I'm suspicious of something that makes things this easy to agree with. I bet it wouldn't have been as entertaining if it displayed both sides of the story so I'll give him that. It also makes me feel better for not living in the States so... extra brownie points there too.