Sunday, March 01, 2009


It's funny--until I saw Josh Brolin play Bush I never understood how people found W. affable. I always saw him as baffled, rude, incurious, hypocritical, petty, and trifling. After seeing Brolin play him, I still see Bush in the same way, but I understand the affability more. I enjoyed the movie, but must admit to a soft spot for Oliver Stone's goofiness. I even liked his Alexander flick.

The movie is like a Henry James novel for dummies, kind of like The American, where a dim innocent Yank with a wad of cash gets duped by more sophisticated players and realizes it far too late in the game. If one were not witnessing a world set aflame by said dim innocent Yank, one could feel sympathy for him. NOT!


Swanksalot said...

Alexander I thought was dreck, but am with you on a Oliver Stone sympathy tip otherwise. Probably will see W sooner than later.

Nyarlathotep said...

It's definitely light entertainment. Tremendously low expectations are vital--that's how I succumbed to Alexander.

Casey said...

Yeah, Brolin really does warm him up considerably. I felt similarly for the portrayal of Laura. And Cromwell was a sympathetic Pappy, too. Wait a second. . I hate the Bush clan! Damn you Stone!!!!!!!!