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Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

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Documentary movie directed by Dylan Avery

With the departure of the Bush Administration and the arrival of an era of transparency, opportunities are arising for the disclosure of new information that may shed more light on the events that took place before and after 9/11/2001. Dramatically narrated … see full wiki

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Director: Dylan Avery
1 review about Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

A tepid conclusion to a documentary trilogy

  • Jan 1, 2010
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In this decade of movie franchises, the least expensive but probably most influential movie franchise is the Loose Change documentaries made by Dylan Avery. All of the movies look at the 9-11 terrorist attacks, and examine the facts around them, and show how they do not support the US federal government's explanation of an unforeseen attack by Al Qaeda. The first version of Loose Change hit the Internet around the time of G. W. Bush's re-election. Since then, longer and better produced versions have come out on the Internet and DVD that bring forth all sorts of interesting facts that point towards an inside job as the cause of 9-11. This last release in the Loose Change franchise is supposedly the one with the most expensive production. It repeats some of the points made in the previous version of the movie, and adds a couple of new facts. But as a whole, I would consider this tepid. The beginning of the movie examines the burning of the Reichstag and the rise of the Nazis. Then there is the mention of Smedley Butler and his revelation of a coup to overthrow FDR. This leads into the facts around 9-11 themselves. Unfortunately, the movie lacks gusto, and does not learn from the criticisms of its prequels. Specifically, we don't see annotation or documentation. Yes, the movie cites some important facts that might be known to historians of the 20th century. But for a movie meant for a wide audience, Mr. Avery should have cited a lot of hard evidence. For example, when mentioning Smedley Butler's revelation that he was approached to lead a coup against FDR, the movie should have cited the year this took place, dated the footage of the ensuing Congressional hearings, and shown the audience how to find the transcrips from these hearings. Likewise, when the movie shows a CGI-recreation of the flight path of the first hijacked plane on 9-11, he should have displayed onscreen the source of this supposed flightpath.

So overall, I consider this is a weak conclusion to a great series of documentaries. This is unfortunate as a lot of people are starting to catch on, and a great finale might have pushed the movie into the media radar where it belongs.

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