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Movie Review: Death Of A President

Posted in Latest Stories & Articles by H.L., Main Blog (All Posts) on October 26th, 2006 8:36 pm by HL

I recently got a chance to see the controversial new film “Death of A President.” The movie generated some outrage from the right because it depicted the assassination of Bush.
The left argued that like “The Path to 9/11″ this was a fictional story, not only that, but it is a story you have to pay to go see in a theatre, not one that is being beamed into your home on a major television network during prime time.
The story is exactly as stated, a fictional account that takes place in 2007. Bush is out at an event and gets shot. The movie is pretty much what you would see on one of the networks if it really happened. They even use special effects to make it all look real.
Most of the main focus after the shooting is trying to figure out who did it. First they blame those evil anti-war protesters, and then the attention turns to Muslims.
As I was watching I was trying to figure out what the point of this movie was, and could not come up with anything. The audience in the theatre sat in stone silence perhaps trying to do the same. The only sound made was when it was announced that Cheney would be sworn in when he was located, but no one knew where he was, that drew a laugh as everyone could relate to the infamous bunker dweller. Within a few days Congress passes Patriot Act 3, which makes P.A. 2 tame by comparison,
The only explanation for a purpose to this film I finally came up with was to warn people not to do it. It’s as if they were saying: we know you may want to, but don’t because it will make things even worse. I cringed when Cheney, in a seemingly real computer generated scene, gave the eulogy at the funeral with all the swell things he was saying about the war mongering monkey. Then, in yet another interview clip of his insufferable Karen Hughes like speech writer, this time comparing him to God, I did something I have never done before. I got up and walked out no longer able to stomach all the Bush worship. Perhaps that was the point, if so it worked well but the heavy handedness didn’t do it for me.
So it may be unanimous, if you love Bush you will hate this movie, if you hate bush, you will hate this movie. I guess it is supposed to be some sort of commentary on the times we live in, as if we need another reminder.

8 Responses to “Movie Review: Death Of A President”

  1. Buck Says:

    But yet you no doubt felt GOOD when Bush got dropped in the movie did you not? Did you smile? Do you wish the movie would have shown Bush AND Cheney being shot? You do dont you? You wish Bush would get shot for real dont you? It would not matter if Al Qaida came in and shot Bush. You would do a comic about the mean o’ Bush getting shot by Alqaida. ‘Bushie finally goes down’ Im sure your comic would say. Come on man, you would really like Bush to take a slug wouldent you? Yep, I KNOW you would!! Buck out!!!

  2. H.L. Says:

    No, taking a slug is too easy for him, I want to see him spend the rest of his life in prison where he belongs.

  3. Buck Says:

    But Al Qaida dont want to put him IN prison! Would you give them a ‘hell yeah’ if the prez got popped by Al qaida?? If you would, just post it so. Dont be scared!

  4. Bill Says:

    Buck you know that the lib’s wont say that in public. They will tell you that they just disagree with the pres. but they would never support the Al Qaida shooting him. HL doesn’t have the gut to tell you that he would have a party if that happen.

  5. HL Says:

    Unlike republicans, I don’t want to see anyone getting killed. Like I said before. I want to see him in prison where he belongs. It’s only Republicans cowering in fear and hatred that want to see someone who is agaisnt what they believe in (like Cindy Sheehan) Dead.

  6. Harmonika Says:

    I just want to see the stupid sonofabitch writhing on the ground while riddled with bullets. I don’t necessarily need to see the entire film.

  7. Anachro1 Says:

    Me, too.

    I can leave for popcorn right after the autopsy.

  8. (: Tom :) Says:

    Typical Republican’t projection: just because they would still take Clinton out today (if they weren’t anything but pathetic little blowhards), they automatically assume liberals would do the same thing to Putsch.

    I agree with HL: killing’s too good for him. Besides, then his estate could get all the convictions annulled, and Jenna and not-Jenna would still get all that blood soaked BFEE loot.