W.

Saw W. this weekend and it would have been a good film if it wasn’t so damn implausible. I mean, does Oliver Stone really expect us to believe that a spoiled doofus manchild alcoholic failure who can’t utter a single grammatically correct sentence could actually become President of the United States, surround himself with sycophants and start a preemptive war with a country on the flimsiest of intelligence while almost becoming the first president to assassinate himself using a pretzel?

Nice try Mr. Stone. Nice try.

  • Kellie

    What a coincidence, I saw W. this weekend too!

  • Sheldon

    via NetFlix I’ve been watching all of Oliver Stone’s movies and have come to the opinion that he is not a very good film maker. Nixon was just a mess. I don’t want to watch W. Mainly becuase the most important part of the story has not happened yet: His upcoming war crimes trials (and hopefully treason trials).

  • HL

    What a coincidence, I saw W. last night too!

  • BillyJoeBob

    Does Bush say “OR-ee-on” or is that the other guy?

  • Drea/Chotchskies

    I have yet to see “W.” However, I did see “Milk” this weekend, also featuring Josh Brolin. I really couldn’t help but think of him as Brand Walsh with a stylin’ sweatband on his head, peddling a little girl’s bike with training wheels down a hill.

  • Ben

    It was good of them to include the pretzel. The movie was too uneven for my liking though.

  • xird

    Watching Oliver Stone for history would be the same as watching Ben Stein for history.

  • Brian

    I agree. It was almost like Stone wanted us to feel sorry for Bush – like he had no agenda. The Bush family is evil to the core. Bush’s grandfather Prescott Bush was directly involved with the financial architects of Nazism during WWII. Not to mention the current family ties to the Bin Ladens. You would think a guy like Stone, who went to Nam, would feel a little betrayed by the bullshit war machine. Bottom line – Stone has lost his edge as a filmmaker.

  • I kind of want to see this. Not sure yet. I liked Any Given Sunday and thought Natural Born Killers was interesting, although once is probably enough on that one. Comparing those two, you can definitely see a change in filmmaking.

  • Laura

    You make a good point. Poor little guy couldn’t even kill himself successfully. Well, nobody’s perfect.

  • lumpi

    The most interesting parts about W. were the ones everyone knew about before even watching the movie. It’s like watching a movie someone made about your mom.

  • Natalie (Nanet)

    lol.. not a lie, saw it too this weekend. with dad.

  • 53

    The biggest problem with people criticizing Bush is that they think he’s an idiot. He’s not, like him or not. And he and his crew have been milking the advantage of this perception:

    http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/presidents/george-w-bush/
    As his political advisor Karl Rove said in 2002: “I can’t explain why they underestimate him, but they do. Whatever the reason, I hope they keep doing it.”

  • Circe

    Yeah, but that’s because Stone is a communist libtard who does the no-no-tango with Sean Penn. Don’t you watch FoxNews?

  • Cassie

    I just finished watching it and the only question I have is this: Why did the actress portraying Condi Rice do it with an Erkle accent?