There is one assumption in this film that (unfortunately) makes perfect
sense: That after 9/11, the USA will at some point be attacked again by
terrorists, and it might even be a bacteriological, chemical or nuclear
attack - as I said, might be. Will there be another attack of the scale of
9/11 (which by the way was not a bacteriological, chemical or nuclear
attack, as I'm sure you all know)?
And here's where this
little documentary begins to lose me, it takes the assumption that there might
be a bacteriological, chemical or nuclear as attack a fact, and offers
little information as of how to prepare for it apart from buy provisions
in time, look for a safe escape route, and don't forget your tent. Instead
though, the film turns on the fear-mongering machine and in best 1950's
commie-bashing Cold War-propaganda style warns us from the outside enemy,
and this time it's the Muslims - that's right, this film does not talk
about Islamists, or just extremists, but blames Islam as such and the
teachings of the Quran (which apparently nobody on the movie's staff has
ever cared to study in-depth) for a terrorist attack - that hasn't even
happened yet. And to make matters worse, the movie even twists and turns
facts that they fit its theory of an Islamic uprising, like coming up with
the idea of a financial attack on the (international economic dependence
of the) American Dollar (as if the world economy would not depend on oil
preferably found in Arab countries).
In all, this little
documentary misses so many marks and hits so few that it's almost fun to
watch, especially when compared to 1950's Cold War-propaganda (and not
even favourably), but taken by its own merits, it's also quite annoying
that something of this unreflected quality is even produced nowadays.
the film's distributor Eyes Wide Open has the sense to not release it on
its own but coupled with another documentary,
The Conspiracy to Rule the World:
From 911 to the Illuminati,
that sheds quite a different light on the 9/11 attacks.