Review - Michael Moore Hates America (2004)


Directed by Michael Wilson
Writing credits Michael Wilson
Genre Documentary
Runtime 125 min
Country USA
Language English
Colour Colour

This documentary is truly incredible. I was very interested in it just by observing the title. I believed that it could have given me an insightful approach to Michael Moore from a different perspective.

I always knew that Michael Moore, for the very fact that he is a man and not a robot, could not be objective. So I thought that maybe this film could have given me an introspective and a critical analysis of MM's works, pointing out bad points and imprecision's.

Evidently I was wrong.

All the people that are interviewed are talking a meaningless 'infimus'-level language, dense of curse and non-existing arguments. The people he interviews that support MM are shown as brain-less/washed zombies with opinions stuck on their head (he probably looked for the two of them in the whole crowd for hours...).

But that is not all. All the points he criticises about MM's film making, like the use of video editing omitting some parts to obtain the purpose of your argument, are widely used throughout he documentary, in a more explicit and lame way the MM ever dreamed of doing in his "Bowling for Columbine".


Review - Blue Submarine Number 6 (1998)

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Attention, there may be spoilers.

Blue Submarine Number 6

Original Title Ao no roku gô
Directed by Mahiro Maeda
Writing credits Satoru Ozawa (comics) Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Genre Animation / Short / Action / Sci-Fi / War
Also Known As Blue Submarine No. 6 (USA)
Runtime 30 min (4 episodes)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Colour Colour

Animation [8] /10

The style and the realisation are audacious. Before this 1998 GONZO story there were very few studios who actually got into the 3D GCI at this level. They tried, at least I can give them that. Blue Submarine n.6 is what I call an experiment. In fact, many things inside it resemble what will be the GONZO masterpiece Last Exile, both the characters (especially the female one) and the animation. The 3D is not a good technical achievement, but surely is a good start. The CGI does not fuse homogeneously with the drawings, and the designer noticed it. But then the director said it was OK, as people would get used to it.

In fact, after a while you DO get used to it, if you are not too picky, but the very fact that there are only 6 OVA makes the attempt utterly futile, because the animation becomes familiar when the anime is about to finish...

I do have to thank them in any case, because it is thanks to this anime that we have been blessed with Last Exile.

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