Sure, there is the possible local angle for myself, living here in the Wilkes-Barre, PA area. But there’s more. From the trailer, it looks like Moore is once again putting himself more in the forefront, utilizing the same style of theatrical pranks that he has used in the past. Moore downplayed that in his last film, a look at the problems with the United States health care system, Sicko, and I think that the film is the better for it. While I normally agree with the thesis of a Michael Moore documentary, I sometimes wonder of his antics actually hurt the point he is trying to make. To be sure, there are some who will reject what Moore has to say immediately out of hand, but are those people who may be open to being swayed to Moore’s side of the issue balking due to how he presents things.
While we wait the five weeks until the film opens, we at least have a look at the film’s poster.