28 June 2004

Go left, young man!

By now you’ve probably heard that Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 was this weekend’s top-grossing movie. This is coup for leftist propaganda—and it seems that it did well even in heavier GOP areas. There are issues with the movie, of course, and Christopher Hitchens complains about many of them. (Some of his complaints are highly overblown, but that’s a topic for another post.)

I saw Farenheit 9/11 on Saturday. It’s definitely an incendiary movie, and worth seeing. What struck me, though, was the atmosphere outside the theater. It felt like waiting to get in to see the latest Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings movie: everyone seemed eager with anticipation, and some of the people were bragging about how many times they’d already seen it. Most of the people were middle-aged hippies, though, rather than the usual overexcited movie-geek crowd. A very surreal experience.

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