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“W” The Movie

October 22nd, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

W The Movie LogoI saw Oliver Stone’s “W” tonight starring Josh Brolin as George W. Bush.  The movie takes a trip through one of the most controversial figures in Presidential History.  Weather you are “W” (pronounced “dub-ya”) fan or not you can not deny the role of the 42nd presidents role in history.

Oliver Stone’s movie more or less portrayed George Bush’s life history bringing out some of the dark and happy days in his life.  Through out the movie alternated between a flashbacks of recent times and younger days of George W. Bush’s life.

I went into the movie expecting fireworks and slight, neither of which was present.  The movie was intended for viewers to draw their own conclusions.  The film certainly had its fair share of comedy and humor.  But, something it didn’t have was a true point.  The movie bordered on being a documentary.  For those people like myself that were expecting a Michael Moore style Fahrenheit 9/11 you will be disappointed and those looking for entertainment will also be disappointed.  If you have been conscious at any point in the last 8 years already know the story.

Would I go see the movie again?  No.  Do I consider it disappointing?  Yes.  Is it worth the price of the movie ticket price?  No.

Ultimately the movie was virtually a waste of time.  I have seen George W. Bush documentaries online that are more worthy of being in the theater.  The only reason this movie ever saw the silver screen is because of Oliver Stone.  Clearly this is no JFK Movie.  This movie probably will not make it to cable TV and with little chance of being a success.

What would have made this movie a success?  Easy, take a side and set off fireworks.  Choose either to highlight George W. Bush’s success or failures.  Spark fires and don’t play to the center.  The movie premier date was great for fireworks and success.  Just like tabloid magazine, “trash sells”.

Check out the Trailer for the movie:

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What do you think of the Movie?  Will you see it?  What do you think?

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  1. October 24th, 2008 at 15:35 | #1

    Josh Brolin did a convincing Dubya, though he reminded me a lot of his cowboy character from No Country for Old Men… over all, i don’t doubt that ‘W.’ will have the effect Oliver Stone desired

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