By Suzzane A. Marshall on the May 2019 Edition
Directed by:Adam McKay
Starring: Christian Bale,
Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, and more.
“The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.”
I viewed this movie on Netflix as I had given up hope that it would make it to Manzanillo. The movie received 116 various nominations (26 wins) and won an Oscar for Best Makeup. In fact, the transformation of Christian Bale playing Dick Cheney is remarkable. The acting is superb by all, but most notably by Christian Bale and Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld. Sam Rockwell is also a pretty convincing George W. Bush.
What the story reveals is a very frightening inside look at the political machinations inside the White House and the seat of US government. If what is relayed in this story is true, it is a very shocking revelation of the global manipulations that took place under the direction of Cheney following the 9/11, 2001 twin tower attacks in New York. In fact, the message is one of trumped up manipulations to blame ISIS (which didn’t exist at the time) and to hone in on Iraq and its huge oil reserves, to benefit the ‘Big Oil’ industries in the US, which ultimately led
to increased profits of 500%. This is not to mention the thou-sands of US military sent to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and ISIS and the thousands of civilians who died during those nasty few years of outright war in the Middle EasIf you’re curious, I highly recommend this movie as a thought provoking revelation into US politics. That is my personal opinion only, I might clarify.IMDB has rated this movie at 7.2/10 based on 59,421 viewers.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.