Sunday, October 19, 2008


The mirror universe version of the movie I saw on Friday, W.

It is pretty much a straight biopic, with little in the way of mockery or even general comedy. So this isn't the weird speculatory or satirical Oliver Stone film some may have expected. There's some political theories in there, like Cheney being imperial and also the true puppet master, Karl Rove (I think that was Rove) as some sort of shadowy goblin, and emphasis on all the folks who are pretty much spineless idiots in their support of the war. Nothing too inciteful or new.
Stone's lone real contribution in the understanding of this presidency is that Bush Jr. just wants some real respect from his dad. This is probably the best part of the movie, as both Jr. and Sr. are incredibly well-acted and developed really well.
I would never call it a great film, as it spends a little too much time on the staight and narrow and has some strangely underdeveloped or cartoon-like characters (Colin Powell is entertaining, but his entire role in the film is pretty much "wet blanket to appeaser", Condaleeza Rice has a stupidly nasally voice, Larua Bush is pretty much robo-wife [not that unrealistic], and Barb Bush seems to come and go). But the best parts of the movie are touching, even if they are probably exaggerating the sympathy the people deserve in real life.

See, I can make good posts, too.



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