“W.” underperforms

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Vierdsen likes Oliver Stone. He’s a weird cat, but “Nixon” and “Any Given Sunday” are a couple damn good movies. “W.,” though, Stone’s almost-comedic biopic of the President, wasn’t so good.

From beginning to end, you just expect more. Something better than the “Saturday Night Live” meets “The West Wing” (but not even close to being as good) dramedy that was put up on the screen.

Here’s the strange part: John and his friends were really confused at the end of the movie, but figured it out a few moments later. In the final scene, President Bush is watching a baseball game (probably in the College World Series) between Texas and Miami. A Miami player knocks the ball over the centerfielder’s head and a Hurricanes player crosses home plate.

The announcer, though, said something about Texas scoring and going up. Now, at first, you could dismiss the thing as a bunch of West Coast liberals who know nothing about sports fucking up the operation. However, Stone’s a big sports fan, and never would have let something like that happen.

Our conclusion: It was done on purpose. Something to say that Bush thinks he’s winning, even when he’s losing (eg. Karl Rove saying “You’ve got your math, I’ve got the math”).


5 Responses to ““W.” underperforms”

  1. 1 JFK
    October 22, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    How could you forget JFK?

  2. October 22, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    John’s not a big fan of “JFK,” though Costner’s pretty good in it.

  3. October 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    By the way, of everything that could have been responded to, this is what you post from the RQ&A server? Amazing.

  4. 4 JFK
    October 22, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    JFK is not who you think it is, but you could conclude your own conspiracy theory.

  5. October 22, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Vierdsen doesn’t know who JFK is, but needless to say, he won’t argue when WordPress tells him that a comment comes from an IP address paid for by RQ&A.

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