oliver stone's "W": whaddaya think?

Watch the trailer, then let me know what you think by answering the poll on the right.

Update: Upon poll closing, 70% of you answered "Ohmygod, I can't wait!", and 30% of you said you "needed to know more". Nobody said "No freaking way". So the buzz seems to be "for"... we'll have to see what happens. I'll probably check it out.
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9 Response to "oliver stone's "W": whaddaya think?"

  1. Big Mike Mendez says:
    July 31, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    I'm looking forward to it. Honestly, most of what I believe about the JFK assassination comes from his movie and I think it doesn't really look like the Bush bash bonanza people make it out to be.

    I'm also of the opinion that Bush should drawn and quartered in Times Square on NBC Nightly News. You know, for war crimes and stuff.

  2. Pat says:
    July 31, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    I cannot wait! That is an insanely entertaining trailer. I'm no fan of Oliver Stone's, but I am totally ready for this. I can't think of anyone who deserves the Stone over-the-top treatment more.

  3. David Bishop says:
    July 31, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    I think Bush bashing is one of the most unoriginal ideas. Not really all that controversial either given his approval rating. Maybe if this were made within the first term of his presidency, I'd be more interested. As it stands, I'll wait for the reviews on this one.

  4. The Mad Hatter says:
    August 1, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    I'm all over this but am rather disappointed that it's beginning to look like a caricature of the man's presidency.

    The guy stirred controversies with JFK and NATURAL BORN KILLERS...and *this* is the best he can do??

    I disagree with David a bit - I don't think Bush-bashing is unoriginal, I just think it's preaching to the choir.

  5. valis says:
    August 3, 2008 at 8:28 PM

    the mad hatter - I believe you have mistah Bush to blame for his caricature of a presidency, not any film maker.

    Just because everyone knows he is a war mongering, former cokehead, dry drunk, grade A fuck up has no bearing at all on whether this film is any good. Same with this being controversial or not.

    The clincher for me is James Cromwell, looks like a killer role for him (George the 1st).

  6. David Bishop says:
    August 4, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    If everybody already knows he's a screw up, then what's the point of this movie?

    I still think the idea isn't original. Bush bashing, to me, is about as fresh as a comedian talking about the difference between men and women.

  7. valis says:
    August 4, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    I don't think a movie about tricky Dick is ruined just because you already know he is a sorta power mad asshole. I don't think an Arthurian movie is pointless just because you know little Art is going to free the sword from the stone. Are all ww2 movies without merit since we know who wins?

  8. David Bishop says:
    August 4, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    I haven't heard of an Arthur or Nixon movie that interested me in awhile. WWII movies are more about battles than the whole war, so there are a lot of stories to tell. I wouldn't be particularly interested in a D-day story because I've already seen it done well.

    I lump my initial reaction of W together with Stone's World Trade Center. I really just don't see why it needed to be made. And just like World Trade Center, I'll wait for the reviews/word-of-mouth to make my decision.

  9. Farzan says:
    August 4, 2008 at 11:53 PM

    hmm..it looks somewhat interesting, but I dont think Ill check it out in theaters.

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