Michael Moore’s Untitled Bailout Documentary Teaser Trailer

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The first teaser trailer has arrived online for Michael Moore’s upcoming movie Cloverfield… uh, I mean… his as-of-yet currently untitled documentary. As you may know, this movie delves into the economic crisis, the U.S. federal bailout and what he calls “the biggest robbery in the history of this country”. I’m looking forward to the film, although I’m starting to worry about the fact that he’s trying way too hard to be funny and sarcastic about the whole thing. Don’t get me wrong, I know his movies have always put entertainment first, but this is a topic where I actually feel like I want to learn something about it (assuming that’s actually possible from a Michael Moore film).

The teaser doesn’t show any actual footage from the movie, unfortunately; instead it just shows Moore talking to the audience and trying to play on people’s anger surrounding the whole situation. The interesting thing is that in certain theatres, apparently they really had ushers coming down the aisles with a collection tin. He’s pretty smart at picking topics where he can stand up for the common man, and I’ll be curious to see how people react to this. Sicko was very well-received even after all the Fahrenheit 9/11 backlash (93% on Rotten Tomatoes), and I think it’s because he chose a great topic where it was easy to win over viewers. I suspect this could inspire a similar reaction. His new movie hits theatres on October 2nd… will you be there to check it out?



  • Goon

    In before predictable “Michael Moore is fat” comment

  • You mean something like:

    “You know who doesn’t need a bailout thanks to Moore? Arby’s!”

    or

    “The only commodity he’s worried about is the price of bacon.”

    Thank you, thank you, I won’t be appearing at the Laugh House in Sheboygan from 7/7 to 7/14. Remember to tip your bloggers.

  • swarez

    Ha ha Goon, I was going to do exactly the same thing.

  • James

    I find Michael Moore’s documentaries entertaining, but I think the man himself has a pretty obnoxious personality. So, this trailer doesn’t fill me with any kind of excitement for “The New Movie.” I think I’ll just have to wait until some real footage pops up before I decide how interested I am in this.

  • Ian

    Sean, you know all cinema is “Lies at 24 fps”. And with Moore you’re really not going to learn anything other than what suits his admitted left wing agenda. The only intersting part about this to me will be to see how he handles the Obama administration’s dealings with the bailouts and the auto industry since that’s close to his heart from Roger and Me.

  • 1138

    I love Moore! Yeah I know he is an extreme lefty but his docs rule since the days of Roger and Me. As far as I am concerned he hasn’t been way off on most things from the from Iraq War to our healthcare system in the states. Yeah I know he tends to be gimmicky but at least he takes a stand on issues most Americans can’t or won’t do.

  • No fat jokes here… I just think that Moore has lost any and all steam he may have accrued due to the current administration. These are his people– he has nothing interesting to theorize about and has nothing to muckrake about.

    I don’t like him or his beliefs, but I usually see his films on principle. I kinda wish he’d do a documentary about something other than politics, though.

    And he’s fat.

  • Michael Moore is too juvenile for my taste. I turned off Sicko 15 minutes in. I do appreciate his efforts though, and I guess you have to be this dumb to reach a large audience in you-know-where.

  • “As far as I am concerned he hasn’t been way off on most things from the from Iraq War to our healthcare system in the states.”

    Frightening…

    Moore is a complete and total buffoon – but at least he’s smart enough to know there are millions of fat-head, leftist, whack jobs out there who will pay $$$ to have their whack job ideology/ego confirmed with this baseless, boring, uninspired, regurgitated, bumper-sticker, political p o r n.

  • swarez

    No he knows that there are plenty of people out there who like to watch him and speak to them in a language they understand.
    He’s smarter than you.

  • Rick

    he’s a far left manipulitive prick who only reports what helps him and the lefts motives. He likes to blame anybody and everything but the the person who was involved. FUCK HIM

  • 1138

    “Moore is a complete and total buffoon – but at least he’s smart enough to know there are millions of fat-head, leftist, whack jobs out there who will pay $$$ to have their whack job ideology/ego confirmed with this baseless, boring, uninspired, regurgitated, bumper-sticker, political p o r n.”

    Actually above statement is frightening…especially since he’s been right about most things here in the states. The war sucks and trust me I’ve got friends there and a friends two brother over their and our health care system sucks. And GM sucks too. And we’ve got way to many guns on the streets. Moore is right about a lot of things.

  • Rick

    actually 1138 he’s wrong.

    you see i can say something like

    the earth has four seasons

    that is a true statement. but if i went into why the earth has four seasons by saying

    the earth has four seasons because god just set it up that way.

    weather gods hand in there is right or wrong, the sentence statement i presented as fact is wrong.

    Everyone knows wars suck. that is very true. what he says as fact is wrong and are innacurate. Everyone knows we need health care reform. but what he wants to do with it is unamerican. He’s a far left loon, and should focus on him self his false ideologies, and his gladular problem, then on telling americans what to think and believe. if anything, don’t call it a documentary, call it “an insight to the rediculous far left and the bull shit they would have you to believe, despite facts, logic, and reasoning”

  • swarez

    “but what he wants to do with it is unamerican”
    Ha ha. Oh man. How can you argue with statement like these.

    “Everyone knows wars suck. that is very true. what he says as fact is wrong and are innacurate.”
    Huh?

    You don’t like him because he doesn’t share your political views and he gets more positive attention for them. If he made the exact same documentaries but focused more on blaming the left then you’d be praising him to high heavens.

  • Rick

    lol, yeah. He’s a political activist and most of his documentaries are politicly motivated. I do not agree with his views, i do not agree with his biased agenda, so i don’t like him.

    let me fix that statement for you

    “everyone knows wars suck, it’s war, they tend to suck. but the “truths” he gives off as “fact” are biased, misleading, and innacurate”

  • 1138

    I’m here now, again. So don’t talk to me about him being right about Iraq, he has no clue and either do you. My family owns outdoor recreating stores that also sell firearms – so don’t tell me he;s right about gun control either – I saw it in action every day until I decided to serve – the outright fabrications that he lays out in Bowling, 9/11 and his other “movies” make me want to puke… Especially when I know there are people like you out there who sit there and think “”ya know what, he’s got a point there!” Use your head kid. I promise it wont hurt.

    He’s a total f’ing moron. A complete waste of space. A manipulative, lying, unethical turd that stokes fires under dimwits like you and your friends by stroking your preconceived notions and your “feelings” with everything except fact and rational thought. He should have his heart attack and die already.

  • swarez

    See these are the types of Moore arguments and “facts” that make these discussion so much fun.

  • Rick

    For the first time ed, we agree.

    and if you served then thank you for your duty, service, and honor to our country.

  • Mike

    wait…i got one

    michael moore should make a documentary about America’s obesity epidemic….oh wait..

  • I dislike the man. I am a republican (that owns guns and sticks to my religion) and yes, I live in the heart of Pennsylvania.

    I have had to watch several documentaries for my ethics class. SiCKO was the last of them thank God. If you are a smart person, you can sit through one of these films and disregard anything you find to be a load of shit. Particularly if it is mandatory as in my case.

    I can’t say that he was right about things, however he did make maybe one or two good points. The good thing is that smart people like us can take his documentary and use the “information” in it to form our own opinions.