In the interest of full disclosure, there’s something about Michael Moore and megaphone that gets us every time. The conspiracy-hunting filmmaker has said of this latest project, Capitalism: A Love Story, “I made this movie as if it was going to be the last movie I was allowed to make.” Swoon. It sounds a lot like Roger & Me on steroids. While SICKO never really caught on (at least in theaters), we think this one will resonate with audiences in the same way Fahrenheit 9/11 did back 2004. Everyone has been affected by the global economic meltdown. Now Moore can show us how Wall Street was able to buy Congress, and make some important people look totally silly while he does it.
Of note: The use of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” to soundtrack the trailer doesn’t annoy us here the way it did here. We find that scene at the end where he’s holding up bags for the billions in “stolen” taxpayer money hilarious. We’re also wondering if AIG issued any security tips for avoiding Moore. He’s much scarier than an angry mob.
On a side note, do you think SICKO would have done better if it was released now? Maybe they should start playing it at those townhall meetings. Get those dining room tables riled up.
Capitalism: A Love Story debuts in theaters everywhere on October 2nd.