Michael Moore released a trailer for his new movie this weekend, you guys:
Woof. I like Michael Moore, but the guy sure does open himself up to criticisms of self-promotion and propagandistic cult of personality! In the past he has been criticized for distracting from his “message” with too much focus on his own schlubby “charm” and “wit.” And I’m not saying that he has to respond to these criticisms or stop doing what he wants to do if that is what doing what he wants to do entails. It’s his movie! But this is some pretty rough stuff. The only take away from this trailer is that the movie is about the economic crisis, lower case, and that it FEATURES AND WAS DIRECTED BY MICHAEL MOORE, uppercase. Also that the humor is going to be low-grade, sub-par Bill Maher. Yikez.
Thing doesn’t even have a name? What? Michael Moore Presents Stealing For a Rainy Day. There. Problem solved. Seriously, get your head in the game Michael Moore. I cannot always be there to hold your hand.