Movie (Pre)Review: Anatomy of a Great Deception 2 (AGD2)…

… via AGD1 review and comments on the AGD2 Project du Century
By Brian R. Wright

First let’s go back a few years to the original movie conceived, launched, and premiered by one David Hooper, a Detroit-area entrepreneur and can-do guru extraordinaire. The first film has a high-end documentary quality and consists mainly of Mr. Hooper recounting how he came to ask questions about the Official Story of 9/11, particularly on the engineering and architectural weaknesses/contradictions of that feeble yet massive coverup. Then on what he learned  from those questions

Note: you may click on the figure and be taken to the location on Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (, where you can purchase the DVD. It is a beautifully rendered package. Or candidly you may view the film for free here on a preferred channel… or on any of a number of YouTube outlets, where the cumulative views have exceeded 30 million and counting.

By the way, here’s my commentary and review on the exciting opening night at the Detroit Fillmore Theater, September 5th, 2014, as well as the lovely weekend celebration at the Hoopers’ classic home on Grosse Ile.

My Review of AGD1

Top_View_Gage_InterviewLike David, I came to question the official story of the 9/11/2001 attacks several years after they took place. But unlike David, my frustration in not being able to get friends, family, and huckleberries to so much as look at the evidence did not lead to creation of a deeply personal movie as a way around these obstacles.

[Opinion polls corroborate that most people do not believe the official story of 9/11. Most of Europe thinks Americans are trapped in a 9/11 ‘Truman Show,’ they keep waiting for us to see it’s not real.]

Creatively Encouraging People to ‘Look at the Evidence’

That’s what David Hooper does. In his own words:

“Even though, I didn’t know it at the time, work on this film started in February 2011. Back then I was a regular guy trying to live the American dream, with three kids and a wife, who was pregnant with number four!

“It started with an innocent question about 9/11. And that lead to more innocent questions. And after a while, I completely changed my opinion of the official story of that day.

“That was a very hard time in my life. It felt like my world was turned upside down. I couldn’t stop researching. I was unemployed. And I was running out of savings. I tried talking about it, but felt like no one was listening. At the time, my wife didn’t even believe me… nor did my friends and family. No matter what I tried, nothing worked.

“So, to preserve my sanity and save my marriage, I began putting this film together. I had no idea any of this would ever happen because I simply made it for my wife, my sister and a couple of dear friends. I made it to speak to them directly, to get them to open their eyes. And it worked, because just about all my friends and family that have seen it have changed their opinion about 9/11, maybe all by the time you read this!

“As time went on, I realized there are millions of people, like me, who’ve had a hard time talking about the truth of 9/11 with people in our lives. As I further understood that and continued getting requests to see the film, it began to evolve into a “bridge” for all us, no matter where we stand on 9/11.

“Mostly, the film is meant to be an effective introduction to the controversies of 9/11 for those of us who still have no idea there are any controversies. If this issue is going to ever get into the spotlight, it’ll need a catalyst and I hope this film can do it.

And for that, for figuring out that the best way around refusal to see is to tell your own emotional story in vivid imagery, we in the 9/11 truth movement and the broader global Satyagraha are totally in Mr. Hooper’s debt.

It wasn’t until 2011 that Dave decided to look into the World Trade Center destruction. He discovered that WTC Building 7 had also come down in a manner that Dan Rather stated resembled a controlled demolition. Without having been struck by a plane. Further, the original 9/11 Commission Report had not mentioned WTC7 even in passing. This seemed very strange. It also just seemed wrong, very wrong, that the government had persistently ignored requests from surviving family members to conduct a true forensic investigation of what happened to the New York high-rises.

At this point, Dave was hooked, there was no turning back, like Alice in Wonderland, he was going to see this mindblowing adventure through to the end. He mainly describes the various evidence of controlled demolition for WTC:

  • Free fall speed
  • Symmetrical collapse
  • Molten steel
  • Neat rubble piles
  • Explosions
  • High-tech US military-grade thermite…

… and half a dozen more, each of them thoroughly documented and supported by experts. He then recounts the blatant denials and lies of government ‘investigation’ officials such as the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) who go so far as to claim nobody (including the government agency FEMA who documented it… and hundreds of persons) ever witnessed molten metal.

For Dave, that made it a slam dunk that the official story was toast—further that the highest powers in government and corporate media were participating in a desperate coverup… not to mention a futile one. As the Buddhist saying goes: “Three things cannot remain long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

Anatomy of a Great Deception is a powerful movie, one best viewed on an 40’x80′ screen in a classic old theater with a rock concert sound system. Even though it’s a documentary. The sound backdrop is dramatic and uplifting, heavy on drumrolls and other percussion, it moves. Relentless, is the one word I would use to describe the overall effect: despite the litany of technical facts and personal testimony you never twiddle your thumbs, rather keep them glued to the edge of your seat.

Like bad cop/good cop or the musical principle alternating masculine and feminine themes, David relates the true 9/11 story via highly esteemed experts, puts in his two cents, then pauses for a ‘family moment:’ as in, “I had just learned that the media had foreknowledge of WTC 7’s destruction when Betsy went into labor and our savings had run out…” [Paraphrasing.]

Average viewers are reluctantly drawn along by a jackhammer-fact narrative that tanks core beliefs, then despite themselves warm to Hooper, the everyman narrator whose simple ideals for truth and justice overcome the obstinacy of family and friends. These are some universal heartstrings being tugged at here.

In the end, most will acquiesce: they start to open their eyes. Step 1.

Step 2: Anatomy of a Great Deception, Part 2—Eyes Wide Open

The sequel to Hooper’s 2014 film is set for an international theater release in September 2019, with premieres in four American cities. Per Hooper, “AGD1 is about how Building 7 woke me up. AGD2 continues the analysis of 9/11 while addressing HOW such a large deception was pulled off. I share my private struggles and victories on a deeper level. I think people who’ve seen the light on 9/11 will find AGD2 cathartic, like AGD1, an eye-opener they can positively hand to friends and family.” Please take part in the AGD2 adventure by going to the enabling IGG page now.

Following paragraph written for AGD1 applies to AGD2 even more so

Relish the opportunity if you have it to attend a true showing on the Big Screen. Also, buy the film and distribute widely. Host your own Anatomy DVD parties at local libraries and universities. Or if you don’t want to socialize, simply hand the film to your friends, family, and huckleberries for private viewing in private conscience. Remember the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes: once a small child attests to the facts, the obvious sweeps the realm… in a heartbeat.  Be the leading edge you wish to see in the world.

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