Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Is this a joke?

That tool of a filmmaker who shold have retired after Platoon Oliver Stone is making a film (titled W) about the rise of George W. Bush from drunken frat boy moron douchebag to the biggest tool of a US President ever? Is it so?


11 comments:

imipolex_g-unit said...

The film's title is two letters too short. Missing are a "T" and an "F".

Spiros said...

imipolex:

Ha! Stone should have been placed into forced retirement after *The Doors*. Manzarek himself couldn't have made a worse film. Agree?

Krinos said...

I only wonder if it'll start with a scene of Barb being raped by a chimpanzee.

imipolex_g-unit said...

Spiros:

Bad film? Agree. Forced retirement? I don't know. I do like watching the cars pile up in this ongoing trainwreck. (From afar, of course, I don't actually watch Stone movies anymore.) I kinda want to find out what will be next. "OBL" (for bin Laden)?

Santa said...

Cuuld this film be any more of a train wreck than Stone's Nixon was? Part of me hopes that "W" is a dark comedy since they cast Richard Dreyfus as Dick Cheney although I don't know if Stone can make a dark comedy successfully.

The Doors was just a campy film, especially with Kyle MacLachlan cast as Manzarek. Alexander was unwatchable, the only movie I stopped after 10 minutes of watching besides Cimino's "Heaven's Gate". Maybe this will be a return to form for Stone.

imipolex g-unit said...

"Cuuld this film be any more of a train wreck than Stone's Nixon was? "

Yes. At least Stone's Tricky Dick looked and sounded like Hannibal Lecter.

Spiros said...

I can't remember the last Stone film I saw. I saw him give a lecture years ago titled "Making Movies That Matter," which led me to the conclusion that he was no longer capable of making goof films.

Mary said...

I actually liked "Alexander," because of the plethora of attractive young men in the cast and its many moments of unintentional hilarity.

Some would say that if you're going for unintentional hilarity, you can't go wrong with W. as material, but Stone won't be taking that angle--he'll probably go for this sober look into the life of this former frat boy and draft dodger and spend 3-4 hours trying to make STATEMENTS. I certainly don't see much camp potential there (nor would I want to).

Spiros said...

Mary:

Hi! I had just been wondering about you, and was beginning to worry that you had found something better to do than hang with us geeks. Rock on.

Santa said...

g-unit: True. But I keep hoping that this movie will be filmed in kind of a dramedy manner. I remember reading the first 10 pages or so of the script that was leaked on line briefly some months back and it seemed as though it could be played for laughs.

Mary: Not even the casting of Angelina Jolie could lure me to watch Alexander. Once they had Colin Farrel cast as Alexander, I knew it was going to be too rough a ride for my taste.

Santa said...

Watch to completion I meant to type.