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Are You Going to See W This Weekend?

A whole 94 days before President Bush leaves office, Oliver Stone's biopic hits theaters tonight! I previewed W with BuzzSugar, who wrote an unfavorable review lamenting the movie as too little, too soon. Many viewers will likely leave the theater mildly entertained by Bush's past antics, but exasperated with the last eight years, especially the Iraq war. Still, I'm not sure if frustration with real-life Bush will be based on accurate events.

W seems to argue that the greatest tragedy of the last eight years is that the spoiled son of a president became an egregiously unqualified president. Yet, history has not determined whether Bush led the US into Iraq because his White House was too incompetent to know there were no WMDs, or because it purposefully misrepresented or suppressed problematic intelligence. Stone chooses incompetence, rooted in Daddy issues, as Bush's defect, perhaps cluttering the world's historical consciousness before the truth is known.

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stephley stephley 7 years
Carter was done over pretty well as president... Clinton was skewered - Primary Colors was a thinly veiled Hollywood movie that brutalized both Clintons. Bush isn't being treated any worse than many other presidents - and considering his disapproval numbers, that's pretty amazing.
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 7 years
saw it last night, i kinda likes it
sushibananas sushibananas 7 years
My answer would have been - NO: Simply no interest. This movie looks terrible, regardless that it is all about our sitting President.
sushibananas sushibananas 7 years
My answer would have been - NO: Simply no interest.This movie looks terrible, regardless that it is all about our sitting President.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
Groups of Dems have been beating on him since before he took the oath of office in 2000. I would call that unjust. You can call it whatever you want.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
Unjustly?
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I curious, what other president has been skewered like this? Clinton is the only other President that IMO, could be, but he was revered by Hollywood, so he's out. Reagan was battered by MTV Videos in his later years (Genesis anyone??) Bush isn't the greatest President, but he is definitely the President that has been unjustly beaten up on the most.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Steph that's just the tip of the iceberg, but you can try to rationalize it however you want to make it fit into your line of thinking.
stephley stephley 7 years
I have no intention of watching them - but you can't compare something put on youtube to a movie like W and you can't claim that Bush is the only politician skewered someplace like youtube - it's an equal opportunity pit.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
There are even video's that were so bad that they were removed. This one was made by a kid!! http://slumz.boxden.com/showthread.php?t=1077613
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
There are even video's that were so bad that they were removed. This one was made by a kid!!http://slumz.boxden.com/showthread.php?t=1077613
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Steph, there are even stupid things on You tube called, guide to killing president bush.
stephley stephley 7 years
I don't know of any film or play about killing W that celebrated his death. The biggest one I know of "Death of a President" was a British film, I think made for television over there, that used his assassination as a jumping off point for examining the war on terror. It made less than $300-thousand its opening weekend here.
gitsie123 gitsie123 7 years
I believe there was a lot of outrage about those particular movies and plays. I don't think Oliver Stone had anything to do with those pieces.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
Not just this movie. There were movies and plays about KILLING W.
gitsie123 gitsie123 7 years
I don't think there is any outrage because people are smart enough to realize it is just a movie. They make films about the lives of presidents all the time. This one just happens to be about our current president. Out all the reviews I don't see anything about this movie being a left wing consipracy, it is just a biography. Whats the big deal?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
:o
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
:o
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
:rotfl:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
:rotfl:
I-am-The-Dude I-am-The-Dude 7 years
Well, it was called "Adult Pool Party." Are you happy now, GS?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
That just smacks of porn. :wink:
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
That just smacks of porn. :wink:
I-am-The-Dude I-am-The-Dude 7 years
I plead the fifth.
I-am-The-Dude I-am-The-Dude 7 years
I plead the fifth.
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