Fandango’s fan ratings said So-So. Fandango almost talked us right out of it—doesn’t take much!
Now, as far as I’m concerned it’s a must see, I need first hand intel so that I can talk about it intelligently. I’m expecting a Big Bush Bash from all the flap that’s been bantered about.
Oliver Stone has talked about GWB in a in a less than positive light with much disdain. Of course lauded by all the Hollywood Jester Intellectuals…
Much publicity and fanfare has been led up to the opening and much to my surprise this So-So fan rating that I just couldn’t figure out.
You know good-ole Ollie is going to make GW look like a buffoon every chance he gets. Drinking, drunking, talking while chewing food with his mouth open, quiting job after job that his father set up, always looking for his fathers approval—never getting it because it was going to Jeb…
Meanwhile, George gets his act together, gets off the sauce, finds God, and GETS his father elected President by running his campaign. Eventually, becoming Governor of Texas on his way over to beating Al Gore’s pathetic ass to be President of the USA.
The movie humanized George Bush quite a bit after he has been demonized by almost everybody in the world for years now. W although a Oliver Stone movie, story, and imagination in a long line of these types of movies by Stone, it’s not a bash for bash sake.
Oliver spreads the blame for the administrations mistakes along the hard road the US has recently been on. Rumsfeld and Cheney take the biggest hits for what Stone leads us to believe are the conductors orchestrating their version of the dangerous world through Bush.
Bush is tortured by his own failures, his brothers shadow, his father’s legacy of victories and shortcomings, and ultimately, Bush is tortured by believing he’s doing the right thing all along for the right reasons—all in the best interest of the USA and the majority of America and the world doesn’t see it.
Josh Brolin does an excellent job—there are times he is a dead wringer for George W. Bush—Bushy!
Three quarters of the way in it hit me why this movie was only rated So-So—it wasn’t the red-meat Bush Bashers wanted! They only got to wet their beak, Stone made him look like an unsophisticated redneck-country boy with daddy problems, following his heart about what’s right, and mislead by those around him.
I’m gonna tell you that I liked it! I thought it was well done.
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