Dylan Avery, Korey Rowe and Jason Bermas
created the film
which challenges the central dogma of the official story of 9/11.
covers a great deal of material,
moving from one point to another in rapid succession.
It presents a long list of claims supporting the conclusion
that 9/11 was engineered by insiders,
but does so with a mixture
of strong and flawed arguments.
The film has become a phenomenon
in much the same way that programs like
The Davinci Code have:
it appeals more to emotion than intellect
with dramatic narration that
taps into the public's anger about being lied to
by the media and the Bush administration.
Loose Change has recruited an enthusiastic following,
many of whom are vehemently opposed
to even constructive criticism of the film.
In contrast, the filmmakers appear to be willing listen to criticisms.
This was evident at the time of this critique's creation
from the fact that the Second Edition
dropped some of the erroneous claims featured in the film's first version,
such as the
and became more apparent with the
thorough re-working of the film to create the Final Cut version,
which corrects many of the errors and flagged by this critque.
Because of its flaws, Second Edition
presented an easy target for debunkers defending the official story
that the attack was the work of Islamic fundamentalists.
One example is the the very detailed debunking of the entire video entitled
9-11 Loose Change Second Edition Viewer Guide:
And debunking of various 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Unfortunately, many people -- perhaps a vast majority of Americans --
are likely to dismiss the film's vitally important conclusions
because of the many errors it makes along the way.
has been exploited by apologists for the official story
to reinforce the stereotype that has long been used to
by the mainstream to media to
bludgeon the 9/11 Truth Movement:
that all challenges to the official story are
the product of irrational "conspiracy theorists."
This review critiques Second Edition
by inserting comments after each point in the transcript.
It is beyond the scope of this critique to examine
what the film does not address.
For example, despite its considerable breadth,
manages to miss many of the starkest
anomalies of the official story,
such as the
total failure of the air defense network
thorough blasting of the Twin Towers
to dust and metallic fragments.
We provide the
9-11 Research Companion to Loose Change 2nd Edition
to foster an understanding that, despite its many errors,
the film raises questions that urgently demand serious scrutiny.
We look to achieve three major objectives:
- To help separate substantial claims about the attack
from ones without merit
- To provide additional resources for readers to
explore issues raised by the film
- To help the producers of Loose Change
to make better future versions of their film