Review of "Bowling for Columbine", 5 of 5 stars

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  1. Mike Shea

    Mike Shea Guest

    "They also detailed ideas about hijacking an airplane and crashing it
    into New York City. Some may characterize that as fantasy."

    Like a lot of people, I was in "shock and awe" over the Columbine
    shooting. What causes two kids to kill indiscriminately in their own
    school? How can two kids sit in a basement and make a video tape,
    knowing that last hit of JD is the last one they will ever take? What
    was wrong with them? What is wrong with us? I didn't have any answers
    then and I still don't now.

    No one else has any answers either, but they sure want you to believe
    they do. Video games didn't do it. Guns didn't do it. Marilyn Manson
    didn't do it. The media was more than happy to point fingers, and the
    public followed suit. Scarier than the murders themselves was the
    public's reaction. "Dangerous" kids were expelled for aiming pieces of
    paper or chicken-strips at another kid. The first amendment disappeared
    for 6 year old kids. A kid could be removed from society for saying he's
    going to kill another kid. I must have said that only about four
    thousand times a week when I was in high school. What do you think
    Ghyslain wants to do to the kids who released the Star Wars Kid video?
    Our simple minded society seeks simple minded answers to hard questions.
    We cannot point at any single thing and say "Thats why Columbine
    happened". Michael Moore does not have the answers either, but he brings
    up a lot of good questions.

    Bowling for Columbine is a movie that will piss a lot of people off. I
    can't say I agree with what appears to be Michael Moore's point. I do
    not think our internal violent society can be attributed to our
    countries violence in the rest of the world. Is war a contributer to
    violence in the US? Probably. So is just about anything else. Moore has
    an excellent arguement. Bowling is the smartest look at the deaths at
    Columbine high school I've seen. It is one of the best descriptions of
    all of the factors that can lead to violence in the US.

    The DVD of Bowling for Columbine is unique. It isn't a traditional movie
    with some extras. This is Moore's personal effort to make his voice
    heard. It's a package of material putting together his views and his
    arguments from a variety of different sources. There is a ton of
    material on the disc. It has a 1.85 to 1 16x9 enhanced picture and a
    Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. There is a commentary with the interns and
    receptionists that work for Moore rather than the director himself who
    seems to get enough screentime. There is a ton of interviews, specials,
    and a video of Moore describing the infamous Oscar acceptance speech.
    Anyone who sees his movie understands that his Oscar speech was far from
    out of character.

    We live in a world where words with no meaning like "Terrorism" and
    "Sniper" are used to keep us in fear. We live in a world where lies are
    wrapped in political agendas by hundreds of organizations with anything
    but our best interests and personal freedoms at heart. Mega-corporations
    will steal any ounce of freedom we have for an extra buck. Politicians
    use fear, biased public opinions, and views of a vocal minority for the
    growth of their own power. Michael Moore's argument isn't a solution to
    the problem. It's a different look at the problem. There are no simple
    solutions to problems like this. Anyone who tells you so is lying.
    Whether you agree with it or not, watch Bowling for Columbine.

    --
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    Mike Shea, Oct 23, 2003
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    Mike Shea, Oct 23, 2003
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    Through cleaver editing I can prove any point.... I don't think Moore was
    honest with a lot of the interviews in this story.



    "Mike Shea" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > "They also detailed ideas about hijacking an airplane and crashing it
    > into New York City. Some may characterize that as fantasy."
    >
    > Like a lot of people, I was in "shock and awe" over the Columbine
    > shooting. What causes two kids to kill indiscriminately in their own
    > school? How can two kids sit in a basement and make a video tape,
    > knowing that last hit of JD is the last one they will ever take? What
    > was wrong with them? What is wrong with us? I didn't have any answers
    > then and I still don't now.
    >
    > No one else has any answers either, but they sure want you to believe
    > they do. Video games didn't do it. Guns didn't do it. Marilyn Manson
    > didn't do it. The media was more than happy to point fingers, and the
    > public followed suit. Scarier than the murders themselves was the
    > public's reaction. "Dangerous" kids were expelled for aiming pieces of
    > paper or chicken-strips at another kid. The first amendment disappeared
    > for 6 year old kids. A kid could be removed from society for saying he's
    > going to kill another kid. I must have said that only about four
    > thousand times a week when I was in high school. What do you think
    > Ghyslain wants to do to the kids who released the Star Wars Kid video?
    > Our simple minded society seeks simple minded answers to hard questions.
    > We cannot point at any single thing and say "Thats why Columbine
    > happened". Michael Moore does not have the answers either, but he brings
    > up a lot of good questions.
    >
    > Bowling for Columbine is a movie that will piss a lot of people off. I
    > can't say I agree with what appears to be Michael Moore's point. I do
    > not think our internal violent society can be attributed to our
    > countries violence in the rest of the world. Is war a contributer to
    > violence in the US? Probably. So is just about anything else. Moore has
    > an excellent arguement. Bowling is the smartest look at the deaths at
    > Columbine high school I've seen. It is one of the best descriptions of
    > all of the factors that can lead to violence in the US.
    >
    > The DVD of Bowling for Columbine is unique. It isn't a traditional movie
    > with some extras. This is Moore's personal effort to make his voice
    > heard. It's a package of material putting together his views and his
    > arguments from a variety of different sources. There is a ton of
    > material on the disc. It has a 1.85 to 1 16x9 enhanced picture and a
    > Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. There is a commentary with the interns and
    > receptionists that work for Moore rather than the director himself who
    > seems to get enough screentime. There is a ton of interviews, specials,
    > and a video of Moore describing the infamous Oscar acceptance speech.
    > Anyone who sees his movie understands that his Oscar speech was far from
    > out of character.
    >
    > We live in a world where words with no meaning like "Terrorism" and
    > "Sniper" are used to keep us in fear. We live in a world where lies are
    > wrapped in political agendas by hundreds of organizations with anything
    > but our best interests and personal freedoms at heart. Mega-corporations
    > will steal any ounce of freedom we have for an extra buck. Politicians
    > use fear, biased public opinions, and views of a vocal minority for the
    > growth of their own power. Michael Moore's argument isn't a solution to
    > the problem. It's a different look at the problem. There are no simple
    > solutions to problems like this. Anyone who tells you so is lying.
    > Whether you agree with it or not, watch Bowling for Columbine.
    >
    > --
    > Mike Shea
    > Email:
    > About Me: http://mikeshea.net/about/
    > DVD and Home Theater: http://liquidtheater.com/
    > Everquest Fan Fiction: http://loralciriclight.com/
    > Automated Everquest News: http://eqwire.com/
    >





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    "Klaus" <> wrote in message
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    > Through cleaver editing I can prove any point.... I don't think Moore was
    > honest with a lot of the interviews in this story.


    I agree with you in a sense. Especially the part about Canada since I'm in
    Canada. He makes a big deal about some Canadians not locking their doors.
    While it is true we might not put the dealbolt on all the time, we do close
    our doors most of the time. Maybe in the summer we let the door open to let
    some cool air in but Americans do the same too. I fail to see the
    significant to this.
    Goldfinger, Oct 24, 2003
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