Visually beautiful, well acted, and stuffed to the brim with technology that made my eyes and mind dazzle. I want to live in a world where Wakanda is real.
Some of the action and plotting felt a little stale but everything else about the movie is a wonderful breath of fresh air.
Maybe I've just seen too many other movies about Watergate but this one just never took off for me. The acting and overall production is fine but the overall film lacks an energy that should be pulsating from something about real life political corruption at the highest level.
Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…
If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.