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Plot: The story of the eventful life of George W. Bush—his struggles and triumphs, how he found both his wife and his faith—and the critical days leading up to his decision to invade Iraq.
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Reduntant and therefore disappointing
I used to be an Oliver Stone fan. But after Natural Born Killers I read in an interview that he had doubts about continuing his directing career. “I don’t think I have another good movie in me”.
Well, I still think that he does, but W. isn’t it. The reason I like and watch Oliver Stone films is that he has a strong opinion about a subject. One that isn’t mainstream, but expresses it in such a way, that he wins his audience and therefore can change popular opinion. The best examples for this are Platoon and JFK.
Oliver Stone makes a decision with this film which I do not like. The life and times of George W. Bush offer enough subject matter to make a powerful, semi-documentary film with hard hitting political and religious views that would sturr up popular belief. But instead of going for the jugular, Stone takes W. on his knee, pats him gently on the head and says: “I know, son. I get it.” The film has all the elements that make W. the infamous guy that he is: the invention of axes-of-evil, God is on the side of good (The US of A), W.’s history of failed business, tale-chasing and alcohol abuse. Add the wheeling and dealing by the Bush-dynasty and you would think it’s dynamite stuff.
But it’s not. The script is superficial. Tame at best. Stone is not good at satire and this film shows us why. Anyone who reads the Sundaypaper and watches the nine-o-clock news could have written this movie. It has the character motivation of a soap-opera. The father-son relationship for me was totally unbelievable. I expected a true depiction, with close source material. But it has become an imagined portrait by the screenwriter. Another thing that disappointed me was the lack of insight into the kitchen of the (right-wing) Bush-Administration, more over: the infiltration of the Hawks in the White House.
This film doesn’t add anything new or reveal any new insights. The movie is based on research done by outsiders. I knew every detail of this movie because I am up to current events. I don’t want a summation and lovable depiction of a man who is responsible for eight very defining years of US foreign policy. I wanted new insights, make me doubt my own beliefs and discuss this with friends and on message boards. The end result has me shrugging my shoulders and saying: Eehh…, so what?
Stone doesn’t even make an effort.
Oliver Stone doesn’t even bother to make an attempt at creating a realistic portrayal of GWB’s life. He simply reviewed a few relevant historical facts and conjures his mental image of how the instances must have unfolded and films it.
To be fair Josh Brolin does a better GWB impersonation than Will Ferrell but the script, as farcical as it is, is better suited to Ferrell’s talents. The actors deserve credit for doing an admirable job in what can best be described as a Saturday Night Live version of the life of GWB.
Entertaining as fiction but don’t take it as historical fact.
I am no fan of GWB but this film does not even attempt to make a fair portrayal of GWB’s life.
I would write more but this film doesn’t warrant the effort.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director Oliver Stone
Writer Stanley Weiser
Actors Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd
Country United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, China
Awards 1 win & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length 3,521 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250T 8553, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema