I have seen some of Michael Moore's films before, such as "Sicko", "Fahrenheit 9/11", and "Capitalism: A Love Story", so I am familiar with his style: often one-sided, however almost always comical. That being said, I wanted to see his new film, so I started a Netflix DVD membership to watch it.
I actually ended up really liking this movie. It actually revealed a lot of things that I didn't know about our own country. Instead of focusing on things about America that are wrong, Moore instead implies them as he shows solutions to the problem. I will say, however, that Moore does only show positive things. If he were to show some of the more negative elements, the audience's opinion would likely change on some of the solutions.
Regardless, Moore does present some good facts in the film that are really interesting. Among the most surprising was the Norwegian prison system. As this part of the film was going on, I was bewildered. I will not reveal any specifics, so that you can see for yourself, but it was crazy. The documentary was also presented very well, with a logical transition with countries organized by issue and good cinematography throughout.
The film was also extremely interesting. That is one reason that I tend to like films by Michael Moore and fellow comedic documentarian, Morgan Spurlock. Even if their information is one-sided, it is still presented in a way that is enjoyable to watch. This film was presented as a travelogue, detailing Moore's trip and what he learned on the trip.
So overall, "Where to Invade Next" is an interesting, enjoyable documentary. I ended up learning a lot about other societies in this film, even if negative elements were not addressed. I highly recommend this film.
Where to Invade Next
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I See It?: DVD from Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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