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Oct
08

“W.” underperforms


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Originally uploaded by johnvierdsen

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”).

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