As Fahrenheit 11/9 unfurled in Toronto, it seemed like people were being drawn in to see a movie that was going after Donald Trump. You’d think that. But you’d be wrong. It is, of course, a movie that appears to be defending Moore and his party dividing brethren, Susan Sarandon, etc. in their efforts to take down the “establishment” in 2016. Hillary is/was as bad as Trump, and so it went back then. Moore, like Bill Maher, tried to reel in the damage done but it was too late. Way too late. By then, poor millennials had it in their heads that voting 3rd party or not voting at all was the way to go. Vote your conscience, they believed. Just like 2000 all over again.
Apparently there are conversations about gun violence and Flint but to lay it at the feet of the Democratic establishment renders his opinion, in my opinion, useless.
I would probably rather beat my head against a wall of ice than watch this movie, but it doesn’t matter what I think. What Oscar voters think is what matters here and to that, I have no idea where this will go.
FAHRENHEIT 11/9: Like all Michael Moore movies, has tendencies toward self-mythologizing, narrative messiness, and too broad a focus, but those objections feel more minor in the face of its urgency and anger (quite a bit of which is aimed at establishment Democrats) #tiff
— Alison Willmore (@alisonwillmore) September 7, 2018
FAHRENHEIT 11/9 essentially makes the argument that democracy in the US is doomed, if it even existed in the first place. But more surprising is it takes aim at Obama & Democratic establishment almost as much as Trump. Infuriating, a little inspiring, but mostly infuriating.#TIFF
— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) September 7, 2018