In a 2-hour movie rife with hundreds of opportunities, HardyLaw finds ten things wrong with the film, ranging from simple mistakes and supposed implications, to outright lies. Ten things out of hundreds - and notice that it has no sources to back up any of their claims.
1. Lockheed-Martin and Nuclear Missiles.
- I don't think anyone who watched this movie actually thought that Lockheed-Martin caused Columbine, and I don't agree with the idea that Moore tried to imply this in his film.
2. NRA and the Reaction To Tragedy
- It's not the best thing in the world that Moore spliced together these clips, but I don't think anyone really thought that the "cold dead hands" remark was from the same rally. It's clever omission that the Denver rally was an annual meeting, but still - the number of protesters of the NRA so soon after Columbine is proof that Moore's opinion isn't alone.
3. Animated sequence equating NRA with KKK.
- oh come on, no one really thinks that the NRA/KKK are in cahoots. The date error is just that, a date error. Moore may be trying to make you buy into his opinion, but it doesn't mean you have to go along.
4. Shooting at Buell Elementary School in Michigan.
- if you took the impression away that the kid who did the shooting was an angel, you came up with that one yourself.
5. The Taliban and American Aid.
- and it's impossible that the aid was used for other purposes? That he can't find anything else wrong in the "what a wonderful world" sequence says a lot.
6. International Comparisons
- anyone intelligent would realize that the fact that some countries have fewer gun deaths because they have fewer people. But we still have a higher rate
- well the movie was in the making for three years - perhaps the buy was prior to 2001. And while biased, the reading of the monument is accurate.
- I'm sorry, but Heston's comment that we have more violence in this country because of our mixed ethnicity sounds
incredibly racist. He simply bonered that comment. If he's playing the "puttering old man" routine now, he shouldn't have given the interview.
- This bullet point is completely the author's opinion, and I don't agree. This movie doesn't make you scared of school shootings.
10. Guns (supposedly the point of the film)
- there is no "point" to the film
and any conclusions you walked out of there with you took incorrectly. If you must have one, the "point" to the film was to make you think, but if you're obsessed with tiny details flying by, then I don't want to be sitting next to you in The Matrix Reloaded
All that being said though, some of the things in the movie, if they're correct as per the HardyLaw article, are bad and decieving, and maybe even lies. Should this be excused? No. But should the movie be ignored because he got something wrong or showed his liberal bias? I say no. I'm conservative and I loved this film. I don't agree with everything in it (I even have more issues than this article) but don't shut out other people's opinions because they're different than yours.
But if you want to that's your right, too.This comment was edited on Apr 21, 15:33.