The film might have a bit of anti-military-industrial-complex, but overall, judging from the Kyle Smith story (below), it;s pretty horrific. -RW
By Kyle Smith
Michael Moore’s latest film is shallow and superficial, betraying at best a dim understanding of politics and economics. I’d call him a “dime-store political scientist,” except I don’t have to.
Those are the exact words he used to refer to himself when presenting his forthcoming film, “Where to Invade Next,” at the New York Film Festival on Friday afternoon.
“Where to Invade Next,” despite its bellicose title, is Moore’s paean to the socialist wonderlands of Europe (and North Africa). Its sense of wonder at the delights of Eurosocialism can only be termed “collegiate.” Moore sounds like a kid who just wore out his first Eurail pass.
The movie, Moore’s dullest yet, was rejected by all major distributors and bought by a startup that doesn’t even have a name yet and plans to release it in December.
It explores Finland, Iceland, Germany, Slovenia, Italy, France, Norway, Portugal and even Tunisia to illustrate supposed advantages of the socialist mindset, in each case accompanied by an explicit comparison to how the US bungles each point.
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