Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Release Year: 2008
Starring: Morgan Spurlock
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Written by: Jeremy Chilnick & Morgan Spurlock
IMDB: 6.7 (1,345 votes)
RT: 36% (87 reviews)
Metacritic: 45 (28 reviews)

I thought this movie was somewhat an Indiana Jones’ spoof, but obviously my guess was miles wide. It was actually a documentary. The movie told the journey of Morgan Spurlock to track the notorious Osama Bin Laden. He travelled to Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt and Israel, to ask around about OBL and about what the people think about US presence and policy in the Middle East.

If you wonder why would Morgan did that, well he felt that he wanted to make the world a safe place, safe from terrorism, and that it would be a great place for his newly born child, and to achieve this, OBL must be tracked and captured.

Well, the rest of the story was already reflected off screen. The US presence in the Middle East was not welcomed (even by the Israelis), but the people didn’t seem to like OBL too. According to some people interviewed here, OBL brought a bad name to Islam. I merely quoting the people interviewed here, guys, so if you disagree, go protest those people, not me. Also, there were lots of promises made by the UN and the US to the Afghanistan people, such as rebuilding the infrastructures destroyed by the military actions there, but such promises were evidently yet to be delivered years later. Destroyed infrastructures remain destroyed, education remain minimal, the people remain poor, and the longer this to be settled with, the greater the people’s resentment towards the US and the UN.

It was a good effort to show the world the reality of the conflicts in the Middle East. The opinions of the people, their conditions, and hopefully, after watching this, efforts would be made to restore the peace and prosperity of the people. I wonder if Michael Moore would do a similar documentary like this one…

Overall, it was rather entertaining and at the same time, informational. More documentaries should be made to open the eyes of the world. For such noble objective, I give Morgan Spurlock a 7.0.
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