I saw Bowling for Columbine
last night in a packed house. Michael Moore seems to have taken that Shaw quote to heart, "If you tell people the truth, make them laugh or they'll kill you," because parts of the movie are hilarious. Some of his arguments were frustrating, but he had many, many good points to make. Certain sections reminded me of Manufacturing Consent
, because event after nauseating event is shown in succession and it's not fun to look at the negative aspects of our society. But I think it's necessary to confront those aspects if we want to change them. This film brings you face to face with the violent side of American culture and its effects on everyone. And it's worth going to see it for Marilyn Manson's insightful comments alone. The audience I saw it with erupted into applause at the end.