“The Hollywood Reporter” sent a draft of the screenplay to four biographers of the president to see how accurate they thought it was. Reactions were mixed; they say specific scenes are largely based in fact, but the screenplay shows inaccurate and over-the-top caricatures of President Bush and his inner circle.
One biographer says it “really misses the mark” of how the White House is run, leaving the impression that it’s similar to a fraternity house, with everyone using nicknames and casually chatting about going to war. Another biographer was skeptical about Stone’s claim that he wants to make a “fair, true portrait” of the president… saying that’s “like Donald Trump saying he is going to be modest.” Also, several of the experts say the script inaccurately depicts the president as being manipulated by White House staff when it comes to policy decisions.
Stone had no comment, but one screenwriter says he’s read 17 books on the president, and a producer says, “We’ve done our homework.”
Stone’s previous movies “JFK” and “Nixon” were controversial. It remains to be seen how much of an appetite the American public will have for a movie about a lame duck president, especially when there’s so much interest in who the next president will be.
“W” is set to start filming in Shreveport, Louisiana, this month. It already has foreign distributors, but no domestic deal is in place yet.
Here’s my question to you: Are you interested in seeing Oliver Stone’s movie about President Bush?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Chris from Hemet, California writes:
Hi Jack. Yes, I’m very interested to see that movie. I hope it ends with Bush and Cheney being tried for crimes against humanity by an international tribunal. I just hope that when I jump up to cheer during the sentencing I don’t spill all my popcorn.
Chuck from Alabama writes:
What a waste of celluloid. Think we’ll find this one in the DVD bargain bin at Wal-Mart for $3.99 at Christmas?
You bet I will. President Bush is perhaps one of the most controversial figures of our time, and any interpretation of his life and administration will certainly draw interest from me and anyone engaged in contemporary political conversation and debate.
Terry from North Carolina writes:
Jack, I would rather watch reruns of you and Chuck Scarborough on the old six o’clock news than see a movie about George W. Bush or any Bush for that matter.
Having lived through the real life drama/tragedy of the last 7 years, seeing the film will not be necessary. I’ll pop my own popcorn and try to make it through the next year.
Kathy from Georgia writes:
It is worth the price of admission to see Bush again on 9/11 reading what was probably his master’s thesis, “My Pet Goat.”
I’ve already seen the movie. I watch CNN.
Yes, I would like to watch the movie. But, I will probably watch the Chinese bootleg instead of going to the theater. Gasoline is too expensive.
“W” kinda looks like two thumbs down to me, Jack.
Filed under: Bush Administration
|AndyZ; Fairfax, VA||April 8th, 2008 2:28 pm ET|
Sure, why not. Stone does make entertaining movies however he gets just a smidge loosey-goosey with facts. One should not base any answer to an academic question based upon information learned from an Oliver Stone film. Nor should one credit Oliver as a source in the bibliography of a term paper.
|Chuck in Alabama||April 8th, 2008 2:29 pm ET|
What a waste of celluloid. Think we’ll find this one in the DVD bargain bin at Wal Mart for $3.99 at Christmas?
|Patsy||April 8th, 2008 2:30 pm ET|
Yes, I want to see the movie. I think it should be mandatory for the powers that be to watch also. And then prosecute Bush and Cheney.
|Keith Irving, TX||April 8th, 2008 2:32 pm ET|
Why see the movie, Jack, when I’ve lived the nightmare for 7 1/2 years?
|dave, michigan||April 8th, 2008 2:32 pm ET|
What, where, when? sorry gone camping.
|Chris - Hemet, Ca.||April 8th, 2008 2:33 pm ET|
Hi Jack, Yes I’m very interested to see that movie. I hope it ends with Bush and Cheney being tried for Crimes Against Humanity by an international tribunal. I just hope that when I jump up to cheer during the sentencing I don’t spill all my popcorn.
|Patricia -Lexington, Ky..||April 8th, 2008 2:33 pm ET|
Yes, I’d like to see Oliver Stone’s film. I would also like to see “Body of War” which Phil Dobahue was vigorously supporting on MSNBC last night.
Jack - why have you eliminated you paragraphs of info leading up to your questions??? I don’t think I can answer them as responsibly as I’d like to without some information - biased or not - on the subject. Did you decide to eliminate the info because you’ve been accused of not being objective?
|Mike S., New Orleans, Louisiana||April 8th, 2008 2:35 pm ET|
I doubt if I will watch Stone’s movie because I’ve never enjoyed movies about natural and man-made disasters: The Poseiden Adventure, The Day After, Titanic, or The Bush Presidency.
|Greg, Athens||April 8th, 2008 2:37 pm ET|
|Rob, Arvada, CO||April 8th, 2008 2:37 pm ET|
You mean Horton Hears a Bush? No, I think I’ve had 7 years too many of this man. Nothing left to be said about him. Hillary: the Movie would provide me with some real popcorn and soda entertainment.
|Jan Davis, Knoxville, TN||April 8th, 2008 2:37 pm ET|
No way, I have had enough of George Bush for a lifetime. Someone should make a movie about Barack Obama.
|Bob from Traverse city Michigan||April 8th, 2008 2:37 pm ET|
No I won’t Jack. I will remember this administration as the most inept, deceitful,incompetent, disengenuous, corrupt, arrogent, cruel, elitist, confused, self-serving bunch ever and I wouldn’t want Mr. Stone’s version to mess that up for me.
|Terry in Hanover County, VA||April 8th, 2008 2:37 pm ET|
No, thank you. I’ve lived through this horror story, isn’t that enough?
|Joe in DE||April 8th, 2008 2:37 pm ET|
Too soon for a movie about Bush. I looking forward to getting rid o him - no reminders thanks.
|Chas||April 8th, 2008 2:38 pm ET|
Enough, is Enough
|Teddie||April 8th, 2008 2:39 pm ET|
There is nothing about President Bush that I am interested enough to pay to go and sit and watch. My mind was made up when he was the fearless governor of Texas and it has not changed. He will go down as the worst president in American History.
|Dave Brooklyn, NY||April 8th, 2008 2:40 pm ET|
Probably not. I know far more than I care to know about this miserable excuse for a leader of the free world. Besides, his last movie about a president, while pretending to be a documentary, contained made up stuff in addition to facts. So as much as I agree with the premise, I don’t agree with the method.
|debra||April 8th, 2008 2:40 pm ET|
in a word jack NO!!! not interested in anything about pres. bush
|Carl Deshazer||April 8th, 2008 2:40 pm ET|
|Ray, Florida||April 8th, 2008 2:41 pm ET|
Hell No Jack!!
I can’t wait til this nightmare presidency is over, let alone go out of my way to remind me of it!!
|Kathy/ GA||April 8th, 2008 2:42 pm ET|
It is worth the price of admission to see Bush again on 9/11 reading what was probably his Master’s thesis “My Pet Goat.” There were probably two things going on in his limited brain. One was the question “Where in the world is the World Trade Center.” The second was “I wish I had not stolen the election.” Since he has been taking dancing lessons lately, I hope Stone include him and Condi on Dancing for Dummies.
|Larry from Georgetown, Tx||April 8th, 2008 2:42 pm ET|
Is it titled; “How to destroy the lives of millions and justify it in the name of democracy?” No we will watch Leave it to Beaver.
|Brian||April 8th, 2008 2:42 pm ET|
Definitely. If it’s critical, though, I’d be wary of speaking with Stone over the telephone, though…
|Cynthia||April 8th, 2008 2:42 pm ET|
|Helen from Mifflin County, PA||April 8th, 2008 2:42 pm ET|
No, 8 years was more than enough. We don’t need any reruns or recurring nightmares.
|Tom Huntington,NY||April 8th, 2008 2:43 pm ET|
Probably not. Living through a disaster once is enough for me thank you.
|Patricia||April 8th, 2008 2:44 pm ET|
Let me put it this way. I had a calendar that made fun of President Bush and I gave it away because I couldn’t stand to look at his face every day. If this movie and the actor who plays him even reminds me of Bush, it’s a no-go.
Patricia in Boise
|kay C. California.||April 8th, 2008 2:44 pm ET|
You betcha…bring it on Oliver…all of it. It should be quite a movie!
|Richard Sternagel||April 8th, 2008 2:45 pm ET|
Jack, if I were a glutton for punishment, I would;however, since I’m not I will not waste my hard earned money on this movie!
|Scott L. - Wichita, Kansas||April 8th, 2008 2:46 pm ET|
I wasn’t aware that there was one, Jack. But I can guess what it will be about, knowing his record…
|Paul Sidlo South Carolina||April 8th, 2008 2:48 pm ET|
Why not? Oliver Stone isn’t going to change my mind about Bush or any of the rest of the morons in Washington. I, like you, am 65, and sick of the whole bunch including the candidates. Incumbents begone. Make my day.
|MIKE A,CHARLOTTE,NC||April 8th, 2008 2:49 pm ET|
oliver stone’s movie about george w bush. hmmmmmm. let’s see. i’ve grown out of cartoons, not into fiction or fantasy, don’t like horror movies and deplore soap opera’s.
|cj-delhi ny||April 8th, 2008 2:49 pm ET|
Absolutely, i just hope it doesn’t portray Bush as a good president!
|Ron Kepics||April 8th, 2008 2:49 pm ET|
You’re kidding right? No way, although I make an effort to boycott that movie if it ever materialized.
|mikeytherhino||April 8th, 2008 2:52 pm ET|
Hell No I won’t go. Movies cost too damn much as it is, and now Oliver Stone wants me to see a Movie about a guy who is in the News most every day who no one likes? Is he High??….Oh wait…he is. That explains that. Just Say no. Screw That.
Mike, From Staten Island, New York
|R. Lopez in South TX||April 8th, 2008 2:53 pm ET|
Wow, Yes, I am definitely interested in seeing this movie. It probably won’t require a rocket psychologist to see why the U.S. is in its current predicament .
|Chris||April 8th, 2008 2:53 pm ET|
I’ll see the movie as long it tells the truth about Bush and his gang and how they wrecked this country in only 8 long years.
|Rick Butler||April 8th, 2008 2:53 pm ET|
I am interested in seeing it but will reserve judgment until I see how truthful it is. The American public deserves to here the truth. We get enough hyperbole from CNN and the like. I of course exclude you from that statement Jack.
Rick, Arlington WA
|dennis north carolina||April 8th, 2008 2:55 pm ET|
why pay to see a movie when we watch every night on the news media the bush story un-edited.
|Brian - Trinidad||April 8th, 2008 2:56 pm ET|
See a movie about Pres Bush?What for?I’ve seen the real thing for the past 8yrs!Don’t want to relive that again!
|marie in sc||April 8th, 2008 2:56 pm ET|
Probably not - I’m just ready to move on from this administration. I don’t want to pay to watch or prolong it more than is absolutely necessary.
|Ben||April 8th, 2008 2:56 pm ET|
Unless there is something unusual to see ,I for one already know more than I want to know about the moron at our helm. If it shows him hypothetically answering for his crimes in a world court then bring it on.
|Jason - Orlando, FL||April 8th, 2008 2:58 pm ET|
I do not plan on viewing Mr. Stone’s movie as I do not enjoy films from the horror genre.
|Mike from Syracuse NY||April 8th, 2008 2:59 pm ET|
|David Natchez, MS||April 8th, 2008 3:01 pm ET|
Jack, I have lived it for 8 years what could Hollywood do to top reality.
|mr.singh||April 8th, 2008 3:01 pm ET|
I think we’ve had enough of Bush these last 7 years. I think we should do what Egyptian pharaohs did with their former pharaohs and remove the memory of Bush and start clean. No libraries for him, no statues, no mention that he was ever a US president. There is enough-war, deficits, poverty, bad image-of Bush to remind us of his reckless stewardship of this earth.
|Lisa from Mt Laurel NJ||April 8th, 2008 3:02 pm ET|
God no Jack!
|Greg in Unidentified Location||April 8th, 2008 3:03 pm ET|
Yeah, Jack, I’m about as interested in seeing Oliver Stone’s movie about President Bush as I am about participating in your mindless blogs.
|Nancy||April 8th, 2008 3:04 pm ET|
Why would I want to see a movie on an era I can’t wait to have over?I don’t think my nervous system can take any more Bush tales.
Nancy from Arizona
|Dave from Bruce Crossing, MI||April 8th, 2008 3:04 pm ET|
Yes, I probably will go see Stone’s take on the Bush administration. I love Oliver Stone and I think there is a place for his fictionalized histories in our popular culture. Heck, even Billy Shakespeare used the genre. The problem is that there are those in our society who cannot understand the difference between reality and fiction. “Reality” TV is a good example. Just because it has the word in it doesn’t mean it contains anything close to reality. As long as the film is advertised as what it is, people should not object to it. If Stone is as brilliant a director as most give him credit for, maybe he can make George out to be the hero or at least make him look like less of a jack ass.
|Terry / Austin, Tx||April 8th, 2008 3:06 pm ET|
|tim from Ravenna, OH||April 8th, 2008 3:06 pm ET|
I don’t need to see some movie about what Lil’ Bush has done to this country, I have already lived it.
|Gaz of Oz||April 8th, 2008 3:06 pm ET|
Only if the storyline happened to be based on a true story of how, filled with remorse for the senseless deaths of so many American kids, the entire Bush family enlisted to fight on the front lines for democracy in Iraq. And the Cheneys would follow suit.
|marti thompson||April 8th, 2008 3:07 pm ET|
You bet I will..I’ll take a bottle of Jim Beam with me to liven up that flat tasting theater coke..Cheers
|Tom, Avon, Maine, The Heart of Democracy||April 8th, 2008 3:08 pm ET|
I’ve seen Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but I don’t have the stomach for a movie on Bush. I’m more in a mood for Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (at the White House.)
|Ed Reed||April 8th, 2008 3:09 pm ET|
I don’t ever want to see or hear anything about President Bush again unless it is concerning his impeachment.
|jean lindboe-Blooming Prairie, MN||April 8th, 2008 3:10 pm ET|
There is not a whip big enough to make me watch a mov ie about Bush
|Brett Milam||April 8th, 2008 3:10 pm ET|
From the hints about the script and the Fraternity House…er White House with Bush and his cronies talking casually about war…I’m game for it.
|John from Chicago||April 8th, 2008 3:10 pm ET|
Is this movie going to be a comedy or tragedy??
|Terry, Chandler AZ||April 8th, 2008 3:12 pm ET|
Hmmm Jack, Stone’s film is about an idiot of a man who is president of the U.S. A president who apparently treats his presidentcy much the actions of a spoiled rich brat of a kid. This appears to me to a a documentary, not just a film.
|Peter||April 8th, 2008 3:12 pm ET|
No, after the long nightmare of the Bush administration is over in Jan. 09 I never want to hear or see this terrible man again.
|Jon, NY||April 8th, 2008 3:13 pm ET|
No, I’m probably not going to see it. I’m not a big fan of horror films. Real life during the Bush administration is scary enough.
|mitchell martin ark.||April 8th, 2008 3:13 pm ET|
i’d rather see a 1- minute commercial,of the great cowboy/’decider’,riding off into the sunset,and then forget he ever existed.
|Nora. South Texas||April 8th, 2008 3:14 pm ET|
COMEDY Right? I think I will see it, I mean Oliver Stone makes great movies. It will be intresting to see what he does with the material he has to work with this time. I hope he is already working on the Clinton movie that is the one I absolutely want to see!!!
|Jo||April 8th, 2008 3:16 pm ET|
Will I go see Oliver Stone’s movie about George Bush? Hmm, let’s see, do I want to make like a pressure cooker and then boil over? No thanks. Just living in this country under this administration is more than enough George Bush to last me a lifetime. I think the shame, disgust, and overall revulsion he inspires in me would make me want to throw popcorn and soda everywhere in fury.
I think the conservatives will stay home - and vilify Oliver Stone until he’s up there at Michael Moore status. So, if Stone wanted to make money… what was he thinking? I hope he at least got Steve Bridges to play Bush!
|Russ in PA||April 8th, 2008 3:16 pm ET|
What? Go see a movie about Bush? You have got to be kidding: why pay inflated dollars to see a remake of a nightmare we’re all living in real time?
|Jo from Tampa||April 8th, 2008 3:17 pm ET|
Will I go see Oliver Stone’s movie about George Bush? Hmm, let’s see, do I want to make like a pressure cooker and then boil over? No thanks. Just living in this country under this administration is more than enough George Bush to last me a lifetime. I think the shame, disgust, and overall revulsion he inspires in me would make me want to throw popcorn and soda everywhere in fury.
I think the conservatives will stay home - and vilify Oliver Stone until he’s up there at Michael Moore status. So, if Stone wanted to make money… what was he thinking? I hope he at least got Steve Bridges to play Bush!
|Dave in Astoria||April 8th, 2008 3:17 pm ET|
Jack…. They already made a sequel to “Dumb and Dumber” and it bombed, could this be better?
|Jim, NC||April 8th, 2008 3:18 pm ET|
The film portrays a “caricature” of Bush? The man already refers to enemies as “evil-doers”. How could Oliver Stone make Bush any more over the top?
|Josh Davis Toronto Canada||April 8th, 2008 3:20 pm ET|
If it accurately portrays Mr. Bush and the way he acts in office it should be one of the funniest films in recent memory. So I would love to watch it I beg you mail the D.V.D to Canada Jack. We Canadians would love to laugh at who you guys voted for twice.
|John in San Diego||April 8th, 2008 3:20 pm ET|
Jack, we’ve already been forced to wach this slapstick dark comedy unfold for seven-and-a-half years. I won’t be paying to sit through a 90-minute retelling of “The Worst Story Ever Told.”
|Terry from North Carolina||April 8th, 2008 3:20 pm ET|
|Amy in NY||April 8th, 2008 3:21 pm ET|
I plan to see it. But I may wait until I can rent it on DVD.
|Paulette Dallas,PA||April 8th, 2008 3:22 pm ET|
I Do Not plan on going to see Oliver Stone’s “W.” I’ve seen enough of this guy and his cronies for the last seven years! I can’t wait till he packs up his clan and rides off into the sunset! What sane American would pay good money to see a movie about this crack pot? I’m sure it will only disparage the U.S. image even more when released throughout the world.
|Eric in PA||April 8th, 2008 3:23 pm ET|
Honestly I’ll be so glad to not have to look, hear or think about GW Bush when Jan 20 2009 comes, that I’ll be unlikely to inflict the memory of the sorriest excuse for a President and go see the movie.
|Rex in Portland, Ore.||April 8th, 2008 3:23 pm ET|
It’s just a movie, Jack. Yes, I will see it. One day when it comes out on DVD. Just a movie. Just a movie. “It ain’t necessarily so”.
|Mike - Spring, TX||April 8th, 2008 3:23 pm ET|
This is a waste of recording tape. It might of had an audience in 2006, but it’s out of date now. How about a film “P” about our Speaker Nancy ?
|Stacy from Northern Virginia||April 8th, 2008 3:24 pm ET|
I would see the movie “W” if it was a qood movie with decent actors. I am sure Stone will take some “artisic” liberties with the story - that is his right after all.
|Will, San Jose CA||April 8th, 2008 3:25 pm ET|
I’d rather see an very accurate film on what happened during the last 8 years. There is so much we need to know about how this administration pursued it’s agenda.
A sensationalist film tends to provide cover for the actions instead of exposing the reality of what really happened. Associating legitimate administration critics with extreme conspiracy theorists instead of investigating very important and real events.
|alienhulk2099||April 8th, 2008 3:27 pm ET|
No way, I can not stand to see that idiot for free, let alone pay money to see him
|Gaz of Oz||April 8th, 2008 3:29 pm ET|
Why are my comments consistently “awaiting moderation?” The comments are innocuous enough. Does someone dislike Aussies?
|Martie in Gardner MA||April 8th, 2008 3:29 pm ET|
Only if the theatre hands out a barf bag when I buy my ticket
|Chuck in MO||April 8th, 2008 3:29 pm ET|
I can’t stand to look at that monkey faced moron when he’s even on
|Kimberly from Dallas||April 8th, 2008 3:29 pm ET|
I would love to see this movie! I bet it would be amusing and fun to watch how Bush might act when he is only surrounded by neo cons. Americans need a laugh these days anyway…
|Jim||April 8th, 2008 3:29 pm ET|
I have already watched 7 1/2 years of this bad movie. I have no interest in being reminded of the scenes I may have already forgotten. The popcorn is stale and the soda is flat. It is time for a new movie.
|Mike in St. Pete Beach, Florida||April 8th, 2008 3:31 pm ET|
I’d sooner wash a cadaver. And I am a HUGE Oliver Stone fan and always will be.
|IFEANYI AZUBIKE Houston, Texas||April 8th, 2008 3:32 pm ET|
I will only see the movie if Jack or Bush will pay for the ticket and popcorn. Why on earth does anybody wish to remind us of the horrors of the past eight years. I hope stone will confess that the talk about the movie is a tasteless April fools joke. Won’t the film make us relieve torture of prisoners, a failed economy, lost homes. inefficient aid to louisiana, failed and needless war in Iraq, go-it-alone foreign policy, listening in on intimate relational conversations, blind loyalty to China and Russia? Which of the catastrophies does stone want to immortalize? I appeal to Stone to please save us the pains of the ‘environmental’ disasters of the past eight years. McCain is already an unpleasant reminder of those pains. Please Stone.
|David from Ft. Myers,FL||April 8th, 2008 3:32 pm ET|
I don’t need to see the movie, Jack. Myself and the rest of the country have lived the insanity for the past 7 years. Pass the popcorn, please!
|Harry||April 8th, 2008 3:33 pm ET|
I am not sure about going to see the movie, but one thing is a sure bet, considering the release date is after Bush leaves office. Critics will proclaim it the “feel good” movie of the year.
|Julie, NY||April 8th, 2008 3:35 pm ET|
My desire to see “W” is about as high as my desire was to see the movie “9/11″ after it came out, or as high as people’s desires were to see a Titanic movie immediately after it sank. Movie producers have to be more sensitive about making movies immediately after (or during) tragic events. We all need a mourning period- perhpas in 30 years, so that way we can cast an older Dicaprio as George ‘W’ shouting from on top of the president’s desk in the Oval Office- I’m the king of the world!!!
|Michael Lorton, Virginia||April 8th, 2008 3:35 pm ET|
I sure will…….Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be — like the reality of yesterday — an illusion tomorrow. And that is what the movies are all about.
|chryssa||April 8th, 2008 3:35 pm ET|
I’d go, but the theater’s on the other side of town and I’m running on fumes.
|George Wilson||April 8th, 2008 3:36 pm ET|
Just hearing Bush’s voice gives me heartburn. Don’t think I could stand an entire movie about him without tossing my cookies. Guess what I am trying to say is that George Bush makes me sick…..
|J. Onofre - CA||April 8th, 2008 3:37 pm ET|
No way if Bush is receiving royalties.
|Patricia||April 8th, 2008 3:37 pm ET|
Jack, I’ve lived for almost 8 years under this Toerag as President. The reaon I don’t think Mr. Stone should make a movie about this President until we have the investigation of this President & “Dead-eye” Dick & all of the illegal things they’ve done. If any of those illegal acts make it to the “big screen” before we are able to put them on trial then they can’t be charged with those illegal acts. I would hope Mr. Stone can wait 5 or 10 years before he makes this movie.
|Lance in Texas||April 8th, 2008 3:37 pm ET|
I already saw “Animal House”… Don’t need to see “Otter Goes To Washington.”…
|Marc Seattle Wash.||April 8th, 2008 3:38 pm ET|
Only if it shows Pres. Bush with his pitchfork and devil horns.
|sam3dogs ( Steve A. Moore ) Smithton, Mo.||April 8th, 2008 3:39 pm ET|
Jack, the only two things I want to see about George Bush are him leaving office for good, and his obituary.
|annec, glenside pa||April 8th, 2008 3:39 pm ET|
Good Heavens, NO. I am living it everyday with this stupid war, the troop loss, the cost of gasoline and food. Why, in heavens name would I want to throw away $10 or $12 to see a movie about the jerk. I could buy a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread with that money.
|Rob G||April 8th, 2008 3:41 pm ET|
“W” Kinda looks like two thumbs down to me, Jack.
|Leah DiMarco, TX||April 8th, 2008 3:41 pm ET|
I probably won’t watch the Bush film,
|Denny, Midland, Tx||April 8th, 2008 3:42 pm ET|
I wonder what the name of the movie will be?
|mary||April 8th, 2008 3:43 pm ET|
What kind OF MOVIE , HORROR, FICTION, OR , REALTY : TITLE , GO to WAR with BUSH
|Al, Lawrence KS||April 8th, 2008 3:43 pm ET|
I just hope there won’t be a sequel to “W”…”Jeb”.
|earl illingsworth||April 8th, 2008 3:45 pm ET|
Yes, I would go see the movie, most definitely. But unfortunately I’d have to wait for it to come to a “Dollar Night Special”, if it stays in the theaters that long. Afterall,a dollar is quite a deal, seeing we’ve been “Bush-Wacked” for eight years.
|Jon, Austin, TX||April 8th, 2008 3:45 pm ET|
No desire to see this movie. If I want to see a mocked-up version of poorly run politics, I just turn on the news every day and see what the Clinton campaign is up to.
|Peter Pan Fairview, Texas||April 8th, 2008 3:47 pm ET|
Why? We all lived through it for almost 8 years. I mean I like horror movies but after spending almost 8 years glued to the TV set waiting for the next disaster to happen I don’t care if I ever see another scary movie. The only fast thing Congress did in 8 years was get us in to a war in Iraq and Afghanistan over night. Everything else they do comes slower then a snails pace. Well, except the pork barrel spending that is fast and furious and they pass it through congress with lightning speed. All of this would have to be in the movie because they were every bit at fault as George Bush was.
|Chuck Warren,Ohio||April 8th, 2008 3:48 pm ET|
No, No, No, No.
|Darth Vadik||April 8th, 2008 3:48 pm ET|
I can’t wait to see this movie, I hope they use the “Bush on the Couch” book to get into some real personal Bush behaviour traits.
|Ralph at NYC||April 8th, 2008 3:49 pm ET|
Jack, perhaps after the elections. Right now, I am interested in the future, and Bush represents the past.
|Dave Temple||April 8th, 2008 3:50 pm ET|
Jack I don’t know about you, but I have lived this nightmare for the last 7 years. There is no way I could sit for another 5 minutes to see how things have gone. I am not even sure G.W. knows the truth about his Presidency. maybe we should ask Dick to brief him on the truth about what really happened.
I only hope that G.W. has an escort back to his ranch on the 20th of January 2009…
|Tom Smith, Madison, Wisconsin||April 8th, 2008 3:50 pm ET|
Jack, I would not miss it. I am sure it will be the greatest film since Pinocchio!
|JeninTexas||April 8th, 2008 3:51 pm ET|
|Andre / Florida||April 8th, 2008 3:51 pm ET|
Is it a comedy? If it is, then it’s a must see, because his weekly sitcom is a hoot!!!
|Bruce St Paul MN||April 8th, 2008 3:53 pm ET|
I wonder how much “truthyness” will be allowed. Will he show an administration going to war by mistake, or a cunning administration getting the access to oil and more for Chevron and Halliburton? Will he show a group devoted to supply-side tax cuts because they believe it will actually work, or because they know it won’t but they can get away with it? To view this group as bunglers is a mistake. They just have goals that don’t coincide with ours. They have been pretty good at getting what they want, and avoiding any personal consequences. If they were actually trying to act in the best interests of our country, they would have to be seen as completely incompetent and ignorant. I don’t think that’s who they are. they are more dangerous than that.
|skollieboy||April 8th, 2008 3:54 pm ET|
LOL! Caricature? How can any moviemaker ever make out Bush to be any worse or over the top than he already is? How can you make a caricature of the world’s archetypal caricature? I would only watch this movie if it documented (a la Michael Moore) all the impeachable offenses that the media has allowed to go ‘unpunished’. No - to be quite honest - I couldn’t endure being reminded of the misdeeds of this miscreant for one second longer than absolutely necessary. I cannot even stomach watching him on the evening news!
|Len, Colorado||April 8th, 2008 3:55 pm ET|
Never. Eight years was enough.
|Janie from North Potomac, MD||April 8th, 2008 3:55 pm ET|
The answer is NO. Why would I want to support Oliver Stone? He is trash and his movies are trash. Hope you are not supporting him Jack?
|Diva in Pennsylvania||April 8th, 2008 3:56 pm ET|
Wag the Dog meets an extra-long episode of 24…
Jack, let’s wait until it hits “on-demand”, grab a bottle of vino and laugh our little hearts out!
|Jed from Chico, CA||April 8th, 2008 3:57 pm ET|
It’s going to be like one of those ‘based on a true story’ movies like ‘Walking Tall’ or ‘Eight Below’ which is 5% true and 95% made-up crap. I’m no fan of our 43rd president, but I think we should wait and see how the story ends before we start making movies about the man. When Stone did ‘JFK’ and ‘Nixon’ those guys were already dead and the moment of their legacy decades past. Let history evaluate his decisions and the repurcussions. We need a bit more fallout before we can truly judge Bush 43. Who knows? He just may end up not being the worst president, ever.
|Michael Krauss Woodmont, CT||April 8th, 2008 3:58 pm ET|
How could I see this thing after just barely living through it for the past eight years??????????? Good old Oliver Stone must believe that he has a market out there. Come January 20, 2009 I for one will be watching carefully that #1 the copter departs from the US Capitol grounds, #2. it lands at Andrews and #3 Air Force 1 is actually takes off and heads to Texas–or beyond!
|Rhiannon||April 8th, 2008 3:59 pm ET|
|Shawn||April 8th, 2008 4:00 pm ET|
I will see this film most def I love bush!
|Rob (Tri-Cities, WA)||April 8th, 2008 4:00 pm ET|
As good a director as Oliver Stone is, a Bush movie is a movie that demands a genius touch that Stone lacks. The most original way to portray this Bush nightmare era would be as a frightening “black comedy,” a la “Dr. Strangelove.” Only a director with the wicked satirical talents of the late Stanley Kubrick could pull this kind of film off.
|bobby||April 8th, 2008 4:00 pm ET|
Left wing Liberal movie I want one that tells the truth about Hillary and how crooked she and Bill are. BOB
|Tommy in Kentucky||April 8th, 2008 4:00 pm ET|
|Jonathan Evans from San Jose, CA||April 8th, 2008 4:01 pm ET|
No, it couldn’t be less slanted than Fox News!
|shrike, Atlanta, Ga||April 8th, 2008 4:01 pm ET|
Brokeback Mountain has been made - and I am not JUST talking about the movie. I am referring to the debt burden Cheney and Bush left us.
|John||April 8th, 2008 4:01 pm ET|
I always watch at least one movie with terrible subject matter and bad jokes every week.
|Sam||April 8th, 2008 4:01 pm ET|
No, I won’t. I can’t wait for the movie: Obama: Yes we can!
|Tony From Pa||April 8th, 2008 4:01 pm ET|
Not interested in political Science Fiction .
|steve||April 8th, 2008 4:01 pm ET|
I won’t see it for the following reason:
if it’s half as bad about the portrayal of bush and the white house as the article claims about reviewers of the script, i think it will have a hard time finding an audience.
- steve the liberal democrat
|Samuel||April 8th, 2008 4:01 pm ET|
I’ll wait for it to come on Netflix, that way I can fast forward and watch how not to be stupid. Stupid is stupid does.
|C K||April 8th, 2008 4:02 pm ET|
Don’t watch the movie, watch the PBS Frontline shows on Bush and the Iraq War. (They’re available free online too!)
|Jonathan Evans from San Jose, CA||April 8th, 2008 4:02 pm ET|
Naah, because it couldn’t be less slanted than Fox News.
|Lauren||April 8th, 2008 4:02 pm ET|
why do you need to watch the movie when the whole drama is unfolding as it is??? i can’t believe this administration still gets…what 31% of american support? that is depressing, to say the least.
|Jeremiah||April 8th, 2008 4:02 pm ET|
Absolutely not. The President has made enough of a legacy in his tenure. I believe most people are just trying to forget about him. There is no reason to try to immortalize him any further. It doesn’t matter what kind of movie about Bush is made, whether it is a stirring drama or a humorous Pixar movie with talking animals, I just want to move on.
-written in VA
|Andrew||April 8th, 2008 4:02 pm ET|
I need to see the trailer before I can decide. This is premature…
|Phil from Toledo||April 8th, 2008 4:03 pm ET|
What a waste! A movie about Bush? Pffft.
|Danny||April 8th, 2008 4:03 pm ET|
Yeah I am with Keith we lived through it for 71/2 years only 6 months to go, can’t say the same for our Boys in Iraq. No need to see anything that even remotely has to do with President Bush. I’ve seen enough already
|W Edmonds||April 8th, 2008 4:03 pm ET|
Who will want to see a movie about a “shrub” ?
|Sunae||April 8th, 2008 4:03 pm ET|
I wouldn’t mind seeing it, what the heck everybody needs a good laugh every now and then.
|Kevin (Brooklyn, NY)||April 8th, 2008 4:03 pm ET|
Absolutely. Can’t wait. Is Cheney going to be wearing the Darth Vadar costume?
|Judson||April 8th, 2008 4:03 pm ET|
So who’s going to play George Bush? Verne Troyer.
|Simon||April 8th, 2008 4:04 pm ET|
Yes when hell freezes over then I will see the movie. These Hollywood people still don’t get it. These political movies don’t sell! and he is 8 years too late in doing this movie. Stone must be “stone drunk” when he decided to do this. It will be the biggest bomb.
|Sam V, Lutz FL||April 8th, 2008 4:04 pm ET|
I have much respect for Mr. Stone, but I’m not interested in seeing anything that has to do with Bush. I can’t stand his administration. I can’t stand him. I can’t stand the way he embarrasses himself every time he speaks. I can’t stand his face. I can’t stand his policies. I can’t stand the fact that he’s still the president after all of the lying and deceit. I can’t stand his name. Eight years is plenty. I’m not about to spend 90 more minutes of my life dealing with him.
Jack, what I’m getting at here is, “No!”
|Walter Samora||April 8th, 2008 4:04 pm ET|
The only way I would watch it if it ultimately ends with them dying.
|Irishspacemonk||April 8th, 2008 4:04 pm ET|
Not unless the conclusion shows criminal Bush being sentenced to life in prison for war crimes.
|Linda Frantz-Bush||April 8th, 2008 4:04 pm ET|
Good Lord NO! I can’t imagine paying my hard earned money (what’s left of it) to see W. I don’t want to see him now when I can do it for free.
|Tom in DC||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Haven’t we paid enough, and haven’t we seen enough of this clown? Lieberman can have my ticket.
|Susan from Twentynine Palms, CA||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
I would not be interested in seeing it, but then, I have never cared for the horror flick genre.
|leester||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
i’ll be happy to watch it as a rerun on tv.
|Tim||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Only if Frank Caliendo was portraying Bush.
|Judy||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Of course not! After 8 years of totally biased anti-Bush propaganda aired almost 24/7 for free on the internet and the news, why would I care to pay to hear more completely anti-productive garbage?
|Rosemary||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
There is already so much negativity; I don’t understand why Mr Stone can’t use his time, money and influence for something more worthwhile.
|Patti||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Probably not…keep thinking about the morning after the last election…came to work and told all–and I mean all–the Republican employees “God help us all”.. it makes me sick to know how right I was.
|Linda, Titusville FL||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Jack…As nauseated at the mention of his name, I will wait until it’s on DVD. I’m going to plant myself on the couch, have a ton of popcorn and laugh my tushy off! Probably will be the best comedy of the year. I’m also waiting to see if the GOPers are going to try and stop this film from being released - who knows - they might try to have Oliver Stone transported to Gitmo - “yer either with us or against us, pardner” - wouldn’t put it past ‘em!
|Karl in CA||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Only if it’s a Cole Porter musical. You know, “Don’t Fence Me In’, for the Texas years, “What is this thing called love”, when he meets Laura, “You’re the top”, to Dick Cheney who comes back with “Let’s misbehave”. “Anything goes” for torturing at Gitmo, “Be a clown” for Rummy’s war mongering, “Experiment” for the Iraq war and “Love for sale” for Condi Rice’s foreign policy trips. Busby Berkley can do the choreography.
|Walter||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Why would I want to know the truth about Bush? No one cared about knowing the truth about WMDs. It is easier to ignore the problems Bush has bequeathed to America.
|Thomas from Germany||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Of course I’m gonna watch it. You have to look at all aspects of a thing to really be able to give your opinion. And I say this as one of the few Bush supporters in Europe.
Thomas from Germany
|Tony Britt||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Why?? We’ve been watching a national comedy that turned into a national tragedy for the past 8 years. What’s new that hasn’t been in re-runs for years now. “That’s My Bush”- captured the essence of W out of the gate- and that ws 7 years ago. Bring back Timothy Bottoms.
|Danny||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Nope, President Bush has been demonized enough by the media and hollywood since he took office. Why waste my time on a movie that we already know will portray him in a negative way?
|Kevin-Seattle||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
This rank right up there with the other “must see” movies (Rocky, Rambo and Speed Racer)…Come on Jack, did you really ask this question?
|coldwarkid||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Yes, I will see the movie. I will invite my friends to see the movie. Together we will shamefully laugh at the state of such a sacred office.
|Troy||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
Oh boy!! Why is America so obsessed with the punisher. Le this shell of a man go baq to the cave from which he came from. Yes, and I mean BAQ!!
|sshap56||April 8th, 2008 4:05 pm ET|
If I want to see a movie filled with lies, I’ll go see Al Gore’s movie about Global Warming.
|Dan||April 8th, 2008 4:06 pm ET|
duh off course, why not? is it TABOOO!!! oh my goodness dont watch the evildoers.
Yes I will see it. My opinion is alreayd formed of mr Bush.
|Anne/Seattle||April 8th, 2008 4:06 pm ET|
I have no respect for either President Bush or Oliver Stone. I do not intend to see Stone’s film because like Bush, Stone is a self-absorbed man who is interested in his own agrandizement rather than to some higher purpose.
|John Santoro||April 8th, 2008 4:06 pm ET|
|Octavius- Hartwell, GA||April 8th, 2008 4:06 pm ET|
Of course I would go see this movie. Can’t wait for the sequel, Jeb should be hilarious.
|Velle In Halifax||April 8th, 2008 4:06 pm ET|
Jack I’d be more interested if Woody Allen made a movie about Duh-Duh-Dubya. If you’re going to make a movie about the viliage idiot, then an intellectual clown could present Duh-Duh in the best ‘light’ he could hope for.
What’s David Lynch doing these days”
|Don (vancouver, canada)||April 8th, 2008 4:06 pm ET|
I’d prefer to see a movie that attempts to answer the question “how could so many people elect this chump the second time around?”
The biggest fans of this man must be the enemies of America, as has diminished American world power and influence significantly.
|Michael||April 8th, 2008 4:06 pm ET|
Hell, why not? It can’t be any worse than the real thing.
|Rob Klatzkin||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
No need to see the movie.
|steve||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Isn’t 8 years of seeing this clown enough? I will not waste my money. 1.20.09 can’t get here soon enough.
|Tim - Lansdale, PA||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
No. Why would I spend $12 and two hours of my time watching a movie about an individual who I will spend the rest of my life trying to forget.
|Allen||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
After reading most of the posts, I am convinced that Mr. Stone can find a vast audience of ignorant Americans to watch his film. As is evident in the posts, most Americans are sipping their morning coffee without a clue on what is going on in the world around them. Regardless if you agree with President Bush or not, there is a real threat to western moral values from radical islamists. I am wondering when Americans will wake up to that…
|Jerry Wilson||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Why would anyone watch a movie about a previledged, and thoughtless bore. It wood be more intertaining watching grass grow.
|Laura from Summit, NJ||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
No, I think I’ve seen quite enough of President Bush, thanks.
|bob in California||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
|Joe||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Jack, NO, NO, No, I have seen enough of Bush for the past 8 years.
|Jon||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Not a chance. People are nuts if they think Oliver Stone could produce anything objective let alone worth 10 dollars and 2 hours.
|bobby||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
I agree with previous comments regarding the fact that we have been living this nightmare for 7 1/2 years now. Why do we need a movie to describe the mess we are in now
|Mary Steele||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
If it shows things that leads to his conviction and incarceration for treason.
|PeterWillZion||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Will the movie include a segment about how Congress went along?
|James Martin||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Aren’t there more uplifting and moral people to film the lives of? We need hope and encouragement now not the display of an idiot monkey who has single-handedly nearly destroyed this country.
|Kathleen, Clayton NC||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Most biopics tailor the facts a bit in the interest of good movie-making. I’m sure this will be no exception. But if only 10% of the Bush administration’s atrocities presented in Oliver Stone’s film are true, it should be enough to make every American’s hair stand on end. We should be learning as much as we can about Bush’s subversion of this once great democracy–however we can. It’s our duty as Americans.
|Mike||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
Only if it ends the same way Musulini ended in Italy
|Brian in Laguna Beach||April 8th, 2008 4:07 pm ET|
will they be serving drinks before, during & after?
|Joe U. from Austin, Texas||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
I will wait for W to show up on “Dancing with the Stars”, reliving the last 8 years doesn’t interest me.
|Jason, San Diego||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
Honestly, with the way Bush has slandered and embarrassed the American people over the last seven years, I would revel in two hours of big-screen humiliation of the most un-American man to hold office in my lifetime. We all loved Will Ferrel’s Bush, we’ve tuned in to Comedy Central’s “Where’s My Bush,” we love to hear Olbermann’s nightly count of days since “Mission Accomplished,” and “Little Bush” has its viewers: I think a biopic from Stone is the next logical step. No one watches an Oliver Stone flick to learn; we watch his films for his interesting take on our world and to think about the questions he poses, often in a new way. I’ll be there, maybe even with an American flag on my lapel.
|Rita Rubin||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
If I ever feel I need to be depressed I will go to see the film. Otherwise I’ll go see a MUSICAL.
|Mig||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
No. The country has already lived through 7 1/2 years of colossal ineptitude and arrogance with this President. Why should any of us pay money to endure more of the same?
|Chris LLewellyn||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
Yes I’m going to see it, Stone has done some great work. The folks who voted for ‘W’ should be forced to watch it, so they can see how head-up-ass more than half of this country is.
|Zachary Taylor||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
Hello CNN Crew,
I live in Montreal Canada and I can assure you most people up here to the North would be more than interested to see Oliver Stone’s take on the Bush Administration. As The President’s second term finally wraps up, it would be nice to see the inner workings of what the USA and the rest of the world have fallen victims to over the last eight years.
|Bruce - IL||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
Based on what the biographers said this will not be an accurate portrayal of President Bush. Like him or not the President of the United States deserves an accurate description of his life.
|Matt (Harrisburg, PA)||April 8th, 2008 4:08 pm ET|
I would rather watch Alvin and the Chipmunks in a constant loop then go to a movie that reminds me of the way life is now. Weren’t movies supposed to take you to a place you have never been and wisk you away from the world you are in?
Obviously not by another ridiculous film by Oliver Stone. Start the movie without me.
|Nick Masesso jr.||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
Oliver Stone is a national treasure.
|Bryan||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
Sounds like a giant snooze fest. Stone, de Palma, and ilk are so obsessed with Bush bashing they are willing to sacrifice their reputations in order to make bad movies with anti-Bush or anti-Iraq messages that fail to interest anyone but themselves. Why do these attempts fail? Because even the most ideological of the left know when a movie is just BS posing as docu-drama. Redacted anyone? Yeah…big success. “W” - the big summer action movie? Give me a break…
|Don Blue Springs, Missouri||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
yea, it will be interesting. Maybe when he is seen dancing on the table we will think of him in a different light.
|KDR||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
I’m thrilled to see Stone’s latest work. Americans who are afraid of having their thoughts provoked, of being challenged ideologically no matter what their backgrounds, are frightened of the very thing that is most worth fighting for. I hope this latest work is as challenging as his previous material.
|Lil Trumbull||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
No. I won’t watch the movie. I can’t stand to look at him that long.
|Robert Smith||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
I can’t stand to see him on the news! Why in the heck would I sit through an entire movie!? Unless of course it is a comedy. Is it a comedy?
|Graham||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
I am not a Bush supporter by any means and never have been, but Oliver Stone is the James Frey of film making. I wouldn’t see this movie if someone paid for my ticket, and that is entirely Stone’s fault, not George’s.
|Lizzie Borden||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
It makes me feel great to know that we have all of these perfect people out here in this blog.
In case any of you need any more rocks I have a pile right here for you. (:
|richard, Singapore||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
It is a same to how Americans typify themselves with there our self righteous rhetoric. I will agree that Bush’s presidency has it flaws, but the mere fact that Stone can make his movie and not mee the same condemnation as some current films prove that Bush has done something right. All the above comments about War crimes shows just how ungrateful they are. Try living in another country and say the things that you read, and you will truly see how spoilt and arrogrant some of you are. Continue your enthusiam and support for political candidate that pander to your “rock star” media and give promises and hopes but can provide no real substance. I will not go see the movie.
|Jason Honolulu, HI||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
sure, why not.
|Ted||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
No. I’ve had enough of Bush.
|James||April 8th, 2008 4:09 pm ET|
it will be just as good as that paris hilton movie that only made $20,000.00 and they both were not worth that much!
|high treason||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
I hope the film discusses the election fraud and lack of political will by the Democrats and journalists to make it a real issue for investigation. Are we all too ashamed to admit the elections were stolen, and we have a selected not elected president. If we dont bring this out in the light, it will happen again, and the results even more disastrous, for our fellow Americans and who ever is in our war path.
|Ted||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
So…….we have a movie made by a high school dropout about a college graduate. I’m no fan of Bush, but Oliver Stone is no historian, and he has consistently been unable to provide an accurate, sober depiction of any historical event or proceedings without inserting his own political agenda.
Does anyone think he himself would be a good president? He’s a hack!
|John||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
Nope, nor any other Stone film. Trash!
|George in Chicago||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
Whether you like Bush or hate him, going to anything by Oliver Stone is a waste of time. His loose playing with the facts, as well as his personal feelings, make any interpretation of history questionable.
|Michael in Columbus||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
Absolutely. I think that most people question how history will look at Bush’s presidency. This movie may have an impact on how that event is looked at, just as Stone impacted many peoples’ historical view of the JFK assassination.
|Ellen White||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
Can’t wait to see it. Oliver Stone is a genius. His movies are exceptional. I’m ready to laugh my head off, and weep over the tragedy.
|Jake||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
Yes I would. And I’d watch it the same way I look at a car accident: with morbid curiosity.
|Ralph||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
I would like to see an honest movie about George W. Bush’s rise to the presidency……the Rise of the 1st American Dicator. Stone’s movies are always distortions of the truth. They’re like when the national news reported Mt. St. Helens dumped 2 feet of ash on Yakima, Wa. We actually got 2 inches. Rick, Yakima, Wa.
|chip jenkins||April 8th, 2008 4:10 pm ET|
I would go see repeated viewings of a movie about the impeachment of George Bush. When it came out on DVD, I’d hold weekly screenings. I would play it every night before bed, and let it lull me to peaceful slumber.
|Ed||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
Yes I’d watch it. I hope it portrays him as the worst president in history (the truth) so that in the future people watch it and realize that it’s his fault their quality of life is not as good it could be.
|Joe, Walnutport, PA||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
No! To make a movie about a sitting president during a time of war would require special care, honesty and integrity from the filmmaker. Stone’s drive to have the movie out before the November 2008 election, and also knowledge of his past films, puts high doubts in my mind about his true intentions.
|Tony||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
I would like to see. I wish the politicians that supported and got associated with his regime should be forced to see it as well. People who voted for him should also see it.
|John Harper||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
What does it even matter at this point what people say or do about Bush. This government, democrats and Republicans, have taught this country one thing and one thing only. That we are a nation of men, not of laws. international laws, our own laws, none of them matter so long as you can keep people busy worrying about American Idol and heat payments and food, then they can get away with destroying an entire civilization, but without a decent media to question those in power, tyrants will rule these united states forever.
|Ann||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
I usually don’t like tragedy but I’ll probably see this one. Stone like Bush lives in a parallel universe.
|Leah||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
Bush is the Best President since Abraham Lincoln. I will watch anything that has him as the central character! Even something done by Oliver Stone!
|Robert in New York City||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
Until lately there was little criticism of what I believe will turn out to be the most corrupt Administration in our history. Sure I’ll go see Stone’s film. But I hope that seeing the film doesn’t leave people thinking that’s all they have to do. The last eight years has seen big crimes, not the least of which is this illegal war. When will our elected officials step up to the plate, up to and including putting Impeachment back on the table. And when will the media start reporting the truth rather than Beltway wisdom and press room handouts.
|Phillip in Santa Fe||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
Do I look like a masochist ?
|Paula from Alberta||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
Stone’s movie is a comedy right???” The Decider ” starring Dana Garvey… ?? That I would see!! Full of hillbilly screw ups and bumblings , miss spoken words and foul ups.. it would be hilarious!!
|Bob Segal||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
|Tommy New Jersey||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
I would rather pound nails into my forehead !! It’s going to be a hatchet job. If I want to watch a fantasy film I’ll watch Lord of the Rings.
|Mike, Carver, MN||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
Oliver Stone can certainly make a good movie. But let’s not forget that most of his movies are pure fiction. He seems to be mired in conspiracy theories and loves to put things in movies that are never proven to be fact. Yet, when people watch the movie they believe every word he says.
|Linda||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
No, I don’t put money in the pockets of the Hollywood elitists, that try to make political statements. Just shut up and act or direct - I don’t give a fig what they think. If I were looking for Hollywood to give me the facts on anything I would be very uneducated and gullible. Just entertain us and keep your no so profound opinions to yourself.
And for the record - I don’t even buy their crap when it’s in the $3.99 bin.
|Eric Tanner||April 8th, 2008 4:11 pm ET|
No. How could a fictional account even begin to compare with the nightmarish reality of the past seven plus years?
|Joe Grieco||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
Frankly, I lost interest in seeing Oliver Stone movies after Platoon! It’s like watching Chris Carter (”X-Files” creator) projects on steroids!
|Nancy, Cunningham, TN||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
Absolutely NOT. As my Dad would have said if he were still alive, “I’d just as soon see a dog fight.” I’ve lived through his rise to power and saw it all. All the blunders, all the mistakes, all the not caring about the American people…ALL. No movie could ever top the day to day account of the George Bush presidency that we all have seen!
|Rob||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
Unfortunately, most of the responders to this entry seem to represent why are headed to being a “former” Superpower. President Bush has had to make tough and unpopular decisions. This country has fallen prey to the “do what’s superficial, easy and popular” vs. the “do what is right” mentality. Which explains O’bama’s popularity.
|Ken||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
The truth is bad enough. I don’t think Oliver Stone’s take on the reality of the Bush administration is worth enduring.
|Ralph, Long Island, NY||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
Considering the topic, I’m a little confused. What genre is this film suppose to be? Comedy, horror, or some surreal combination like Porky’s Alien Aventures.
|Ken H.||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
I will just be glad when this man is out of office; an office he has disgraced, abused, and sold to oil interests, religious fanatics, and who knows who in order to fund this war that Bush started. I have seen Presidents as far back as Eisenhower, who, Republican or Democrat, were honorable men (course, there’s Nixon!). Not Bush. He has disgraced the Constitution, endorsed torture, drained our Treasury, and is responsible for the sadness of over 4000 families and counting. He is an ignorant, vicious, oppositional hate-monger. And WE are responsible as well to even put up with him, because in general, it seems that people are either lazy, stupid, or apathtic about their own country. Wonder why gas is high? YOU don’t say anything about it. Wonder why Bush is in office? YOU put him there. Stone is making the wrong movie. It should be about why a country as vast, generous, intelligent, and magnanimous as ours could let themselves be coerced into the mess we have due to this man.
|Peter Gold||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
Sure, why not. I’m always up for a slap stick comedy!!! Actually, now that I think about it, if the storyline weren’t so sad but true, it might be funny.
|Nick||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
Of course Stone had to take liberties with the film; if he told the truth about Der Shrimpanse the movie would be rated ‘XXXXXXXXX’ and no one would be allowed in.
|DC Viewer||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
No. History will be kinder to the memory of George W. Bush than it will to that of Oliver Stone. Mr. Stone has consistently displayed an obvious political agenda and disregard for the truth. I get enough BS masquerading as fact from politicians of all stripes without the need to throw my money away on another Oliver Stone screed.
|Mike||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
I hope that after Oliver Stone makes this movie, it flops and causes him immense financial ruin. That way, we will never have to be entertained by his trashy & mostly fictional movies again.
|Sue Gill||April 8th, 2008 4:12 pm ET|
I will go to see the film by Oliver Stone. I like this director’s work almost as much as I dislike the works of George W Bush.
Sue Gill in Juneau, Alaska
|Rob, In PA||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
This movie is going to tank. The Bush haters are sick of seeing anything about him and have had enough of him, and the supporters don’t want to see anything that will put him in a bad light.
Movies about events, released too close to the event are rarely, if ever, successful.
|Jerry||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
And who will play the part of President Bush? Pee Wee Herman?
Will it be playing at the Drive-In-Theatres?
|Micheal Salerno||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
I wouldn’t waste my time or money on anything Oliver Stone does!
And especially anything to do with BUSH!
|Jen||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
Why would we want to see a depiction of the Bush/Cheney fiasco? We’re living the nightmare in real time! And we can’t seem to wake up.
|John Fracchia||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
Not in the least. Oliver Stone’s tendency to play loose with the facts aside, eight years of the actual Bush presidency is enough for me. I don’t need to pay $10.00, plus concessions for a two hour dramatized recap. Besides, if I want to watch a good horror film, I’ll rent Psycho.
|Chris||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
No,, I’ll stay home and use the money saved by not going to buy myself a gallon of gas.
Pray for the USA.
|Charlie from Raleigh||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
What’s the name of the movie “Dumb and Dumber 2″?? I’ll pass.
|Kab||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
Ya why not. I always wanted to know how a President can be so dumb.
|George, NYC||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
Yes, but Stone should wait until W and his cronies (including Fox News) are long gone, so they no longer have the ability to pull and keep the wool over our eyes.
My guess for Stone not waiting is because I suppose he needs the evil fresh.
|Mike||April 8th, 2008 4:13 pm ET|
Typical, the liberal media in this country will not stop until they’ve beat the dead horse beyond recognition. OK liberals, we get it, your not a big fan of Bush, but guess what, he’s leaving office in less than a year, so do the United States a favor and just stop your complaining. As for all you who remarked about hate crimes in store for Bush and Cheney, why don’t you take a history lesson, I don’t hear you calling for hate crimes for any of the terror regimes around the world, only in your own country, and the only reason your mad is that you don’t your way, like a spoiled toddler you scream and cry until you get your way. All of you need to grow up, and anyone supporting this film should just leave America.
|TS||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
No way!… JFK was almost completely made up so why wouldn’t this one be also. Its funny how dumb people are because they actually believed things he puts in his movies. The only thing the movie will do is make the rest of the world think worse of us. We have enough on our hands right now.
|Bill||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
No. Eventually I hope the Bush Nightmares will go away without paying a shrink. Please don’t let them do this movie Jack. At least not while any of us are still living.
|patriotic US citizen against ignorant US "war"||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
It is conflicting…anything anti-bush is a plus for democracy and for U.S. citizen rights…..
then again, bush makes any real American puke……
so, no…I will just donate to impeach bush….bush/cheney are already war criminals in a few U.S. cities, if they go there, according to the law, they will go to jail…..but rules do not apply to them, anyway……
|GB in Los Angeles, California||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
I turn the channel everytime that face or voice appears, so I will likewise avoid any movie about him. The sooner he’s out of the picture completely, the better. 2009 can’t come soon enough!
|Brian, Bloomington, IL||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
I won’t be seeing this, and not because of the film’s supposed subject matter either. The fact is Oliver Stone hasn’t made a good film in over ten years and the last film he directed that was based on relatively recent historical events (World Trade Center) was a melodramatic abomination. Oliver’s best days are simply behind him.
|Darren S.||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
Love Oliver Stone’s work, hate the subject of the movie, Think I’ll wait to hear a number of reviews of this movie before deciding;.
|Dan in Missouri||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
No, I’m not interested in Hollywoods opinion beyond, their make believe world.
Stone as most self-absessed stars can only protray life within the limits of his reality. Children should stay out of daddys office…
|Matt in Boston||April 8th, 2008 4:14 pm ET|
sure i’ll see it… i love horror flicks!
|Kelly in Michigan||April 8th, 2008 4:15 pm ET|
I’d rather stick my arm in a meat grinder.
|Tom||April 8th, 2008 4:15 pm ET|
Oliver Stone is a completely moronic, liberal wacko. Why would anyone want to see any of his films? George Bush has done a fine job overall, and I find it humorous to see the liberals squirm as much as they do.
The way to tell how well a Republican president is doing is by seeing how loud-mouthed and ridiculous liberal whiners get, and how much they start believing their own lies. I’ve seen more liberals whining in this presidency than those of Bush Sr. and Reagan, indicating that he’s doing a pretty good job.
These very same people were acting pretty stupid during the Reagan administration too, but it seems with the internet and all, there’s more of a medium for them to display their wayward idiocy.
Let me put it to you this way…George Bush has done a helluva better job than Bill Clinton ever dreamed of doing, or that John Kerry or Al Gore could have ever dreamed of doing. We’re alot safer now because of him and his administration’s work. We’re alot more respected internationally too! (and international respect isn’t a “popularity contest” with loser, socialist nations too, by the way) He’s restored alot of respect that was lost during the hell of the Clinton administration.
It’s funny to now how messed up the Democratic Party really is: When you have good-for-nothing, habitually lying social psychopaths like Hillary Clinton (of all people…the worst of the worst) or race peddlars like Barack Obama…God help us if one gets elected! Just the thought of these two in the Oval Office scares me and most of the country.
|Kevin||April 8th, 2008 4:15 pm ET|
No thanks Jack. This movie would not even be made, except from what I understand it will be used at GITMO instead of waterboarding now. I think I’ll just throw in my copy of “Apocalypse Now” and think about what might have been.
|Victor||April 8th, 2008 4:15 pm ET|
No, I will not be seeing it. I can not afford to put gas in my car in order to drive to the theater.
|patriotic US citizen against ignorant US "war"||April 8th, 2008 4:15 pm ET|
only if hugo chavez makes a cameo appearance insulting him and referring to him as “mr. danger”…..
|Josh Maloney, Oakland, CA||April 8th, 2008 4:15 pm ET|
I bet Oliver Stone has done his homework and I very much welcome this movie. I guess we’ll have to do with a movie if we can’t try Bush for crimes against humanity.
|peter smallman||April 8th, 2008 4:16 pm ET|
No, only a first-class clown could play Bush. I suggest
|Ugh||April 8th, 2008 4:16 pm ET|
Both the movie and your question are perfect examples of how much hate some people in our country have now…just another example of how much hollywood and the media have fueled the fire. Let’s learn from our mistakes, and find solutions… quick bickering and reunite as a country.
|Leon....Great Falls, Montana||April 8th, 2008 4:16 pm ET|
Steve in Montana: Yeah, I like cowboy movies!
|Dan J||April 8th, 2008 4:16 pm ET|
A movie about “President” Bush. Wait a minute, I didn’t elect him, you all did. But wait, every time I talk to people, they all say the same thing “we didn’t elect him either”. Wait a minute after the 2000 and 2004 election shams, did anyone ACTUALLY elect this man?
Hopefully the movie will highlight this fact!
|mike||April 8th, 2008 4:19 pm ET|
What a bunch of Bush deranged lunatics. If things are so bad why are houses selling in my neighborhood, the big furniture mart so packed you can barely find a parking place, and the ball park sold out on opening day? Answer. They aren’t that bad. But hey, you want Obama or Clinton? Fine with me. I’ve been here 60 years and remember that POS Carter. I can live through Obama.
|Nick Macnab||April 8th, 2008 4:19 pm ET|
Oliver Stone makes movies to entertain people and to make a profit, not to show historical accuracies about any event or the peoples he makes movies about. Oliver Stone’s political movies have always been over the top in my opinion and are not worth paying to see in theaters. Save this one for a rental.
|Brad||April 8th, 2008 4:25 pm ET|
Gee, where are all the Democrats?
I love seeing all of the politically-biased comments by people who wouldn’t say anything nice about Bush or give him credit for anything regardless of whether it was true or not….and are all too happy to say negative things with no factual basis and no relevance to politics.
Get over yourselves and your obsession with attacking a man personally whom you’ve never met. Vote how you want in the upcoming election and leave it at that.
|Harold from Anchorage||April 8th, 2008 4:25 pm ET|
We’re so sick of seeing the “real Bush” in speeches that this will be a very low priority in our entertainment line-up; way behind future remakes of “Planet of the Apes.”
|Nichelle Jones||April 8th, 2008 4:25 pm ET|
I am so tired of everyone complaining about George W Bush! At this point, I just want his termed to be over not because of the job he did or didn’t do but just so the american people can find someone else to blame their own problems on!
|Pat Leahy||April 8th, 2008 4:25 pm ET|
I wouldn’t watch an Oliver Stone movie about Santa Claus.
Pat, New Jersey
|Matt||April 8th, 2008 4:26 pm ET|
I work at a movie theater, so I get in for free. I’ll see it, but I feel like Stone has been on an artistic decline ever since Platoon.
|Steve||April 8th, 2008 4:26 pm ET|
I think this movie will fail at the box office b/c most of us are just glad this administration is almost over….if we could re-vote he’d been out a longtime ago…hands down worst Pres. ever…..I never loved Bill Clinton than right now….from Bill to W….and I’m a Republican….let’s forget these 8 years happened…..
|Kate||April 8th, 2008 4:26 pm ET|
only if it’s anti bush.
|Phil Russell||April 8th, 2008 4:26 pm ET|
Stone has proven he is purely an entertainer and NOT a historian. We have an entire generation that accepted his “JFK” lock, stock and barrel and it’s a shame. Anyone who sees his movies should be forced to read a legal disclaimer: “This movie does not depict actual persons or events. Similar names are purely coincidental”.
|Richard from TN||April 8th, 2008 4:26 pm ET|
Who is going to star as W? Donkey from Shrek comes to mind.
|Dave||April 8th, 2008 4:26 pm ET|
No… not a true picture. Will be slanted toward left. More interesting would be one about the lying, cheating, corrupt, socialist (oops meant Democrat) Clintons. Neither party is perfect but nation’s problems didn’t start with Bush.
|Byron, Petaluma CA||April 8th, 2008 4:26 pm ET|
I get sick enough when I see him on TV. I don’t want to see him anymore. Can’t wait till him and his entire administration are gone. What a waste of 7 1/2 years.
|Joe||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
Heck yes I’ll see it! I love disaster flicks…
Come to think of it, I love slapstick, horror, frat–boy and depressing flicks too! Wow…that’s a 5-for-1 deal~~
|Steve - Parsippany NJ||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
Stone can’t portray Bush any stranger than what I read almost every day in the newspaper. Will I see this movie? In the immortal words of W’s father, “not at this juncture”
|Dave from Maryland||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
I may be having a flashback to the 70’s, but I’ve already seen it. It was called “Animal House” or was it “Apocalypse Now”?
|Fazio||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
This would not appeal to me… I think the past 7 years have shown the incompetence and mismanagement of the Bush administration such that paying $10 at the movies would be a waste of money. As for Stone, I am not really into seeing his exaggerated and sensationalist portrayals of historical figures. I’ll sit this one out.
|Roger||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
NO! Stone should get a real job but what could someone with an IQ and sense of decency like his do for a living - beats me.
What happened to our defamation of character laws in this country?
|Nick A||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
Going to see this movie is somewhat the equivalent of going to see a Michael Moore movie. Its a movie tailormade for people who already have decided what they think. It will obviously be denigrating, and likely biased as to the Screenwriters opinion.
He may of read 17 books about George W Bush, yet if the majority of them have negative judgemental opinions about him how can he even claim to make a “fair, and true portrait” of him.
History will Judge “W”, while this vain attempt will just feed the ego of those who dislike him.
|Ken, Newton, NJ||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
Of course I’ll go see it. I love a good comedy. I can see the casting now… The whole original SNL crew. Chevy Chase in the lead role, with Ackroyd as “Don’t call me Dick” Cheney.
It’ll be a blast to see how Stone interprets the goings-on over there during the last Imperial Presidency.
And, if anyone thinks that Stone stretched the facts to fit his vision, all I can say is “So what”.
|Doug||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
Absolutely not………..his movie “JFK” was insipid, based on discredited information, hearsay, and outright fiction………and it has mislead many people about what happened in Dallas 11/22/1963. He is very much a fact-twisting ultra-liberal that would treat Bush about as fairly as Ann Coulter would treat Mr. Stone………….
|Matt||April 8th, 2008 4:27 pm ET|
People shouldn’t equate filmmakers with Fox News. One makes art - the truth is optional - and one reports new, and the truth then, is required.
|cathy - Pa.||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
I think Oliver Stone is a waste of air….he is so full of himself and thinks he’s above it all. It will be years before a movie on President Bush can be made to tell the whole story. This is just another attempt at left winged Hollywood liberals trying to give the country one more black eye. No….I wouldn’t waste my time.
|Kyle||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
All the responses from CA and New England are adorable. All calling for war crime trials because thats exactly what they are told to believe by the media and their friends. I would see the movie in passing, but not in the theater. And a note for all you liberals and pathetic MA citizens, I STRONGLY encourage you to continue basing your views on what you see on MSNBC and mediamatters.org as it exposes your pathetic aging hippy mindset for what it is. And no I’m not a republican so you’ll have to find another way of dismissing my comments.
|Daniel Lake, Plattsburgh, NY, USA||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
I doubt it, but it depends on who plays “W”.
|John||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
I think we have had enough of Bush. Beside who cares about two hicks from small town texas.
|Sherry||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
No, I have better things to do. I don’t put much stock in movies based on real people. Mr. Stone, instead of making a movie about President Bush - why don’t you take the same amount of money you are spending on a movie hardly anyone will go see and donate to the people in Darfur. I am sure they would appreciate it. I think that is money well spent rather than a boring movie about someone you dislike. Believe me, you don’t owe it to the American people to make a movie about President Bush.
|mskitty||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
Good heavens, no. Does anyone reading this *honestly* think it’s going to have a thing to do with reality? Seriously?
|Chuck||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
I wanna see it played in every church so that all the religious right can see how stupid they are to elect a foul mouth drunk with a C average in school who only cares about baseball . its about time this came out it needed to in 1999 and in 2003 before it was too late.
|Steve||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
Wow. Where’d all these moonbats come from?
|Bill||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
No, I’m living with the effects of his disasterous presidency. Why do I want to relive the pain?
|Mark||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
Who cares! Some Republican will make a movie about the next Democatic president and we’ll all be worse off for it. You “party” people crack me up! Neither party will fix the lack of immigration control, Social Security, over-the-top spending, getting us off foreign oil…and the list goes on and on. It’s all about power and control. Once we’re bankrupt, maybe you all will figure that out!!!
|Ashley||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
I prefer my movies with a bit more actual historical perspective and a lot less Oliver Stone.
|Ray Taylor||April 8th, 2008 4:28 pm ET|
Only if he is in prison for the crimes he has committed in lying to
|Steve||April 8th, 2008 4:29 pm ET|
Bush is just an arrogant embarrassment to this country, just like his father! I don’t want to see his face or hear his name on the evening news, so I certainly wouldn’t PAY [devalued] money to see a movie that may serve to remind me of this eight year nightmare he has put us through!
I don’t care which one of the candidates wins the election, either. ANYONE HAS to be better than this clown!
|greg in Los Angeles||April 8th, 2008 4:29 pm ET|
Yeah, I’ll surely see it. Love the man, love the job he’s done for us and this country. I wish I could vote for him again, to be honest about it. He’s been a pillar of strength for this country for the past 8 years and I thank my God for him almost daily.
|Diggy Zazz||April 8th, 2008 4:29 pm ET|
Well, I already saw “American Pie”, so I figure that I’ve seen something pretty close.
|Jay||April 8th, 2008 4:29 pm ET|
I would watch the movie just to see what else I’m missing on W that I should know about. Of course, what all americans are experiencing right now is nothing short of a box office disaster, but hopefully those who still think this president is doing a good job can go see the movie and understand the facts, and realize that him and cheney really have not done anything to improve the daily american life. They’ve made it just more miserable.
|Butch - Memphis||April 8th, 2008 4:29 pm ET|
I’m only interested in seeing the trials of Bush, Cheney, & the “Let them eat cake,” corporate robbers. Besides, who will be able to afford to go to the movies by this time next year?
|Wendy||April 8th, 2008 4:29 pm ET|
I have mixed feelings. I like Oliver Stone but wonder if I could sit through more of Bush. It seems that the past seven years have almost destroyed my sanity. Why would I want more?
|Jordan||April 8th, 2008 4:29 pm ET|
Despite the likely outrageous cost of admision, I’ll be in line. Surely it can’t help but be more honest than its subject has been. And far less violent. How can a film maker present a story more unbelievable than the reality he will be attempting to portray?
|Ben||April 8th, 2008 5:04 pm ET|
Jack, if this were about the president I might be interested, but we all know this film is about Oliver Stone. The man has made a career off of conspiracy theories and historical inaccuracies. Before filming has even begun, we are already hearing tales of how the truth has been twisted. I wouldn’t mind watching the faults of our president as much as the next guy, but i prefer them to be factual.
|Spencer Newman||April 8th, 2008 5:04 pm ET|
Oliver Stone has already defined himself as a political hack. Unfortunately, that taints anything he might right as being so grossly biased that the likelihood of getting accurate information is far too unlikely to warrant the cost of a ticket. I’m sure he has enough fans to keep him employed and writing, but he has managed to polarize the potential audience enough that he isn’t likely to ever become main stream. Just another liberal cult fiction writer.
|Bryan||April 8th, 2008 5:04 pm ET|
Sure, I’ll see it, assuming I have $10 to spend on something so frivolous as a movie. Otherwise, I’ll just keep living the Bush dream - shrinking paychecks, skyrocketing food costs, spiraling transportation costs, exponentially increasing bills, ruined credit and a student loan burden so heavy that my legs are breaking under the weight. The movie about Bush should be about people like me. Not to whine… but it really sucks for those of us who don’t have a mommy and daddy in powerful places to help us out.
|James in Swamp Land||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
nah , Stone is anti war almost as bad as the Moore freak , makes good fiction movies. Why not a movie on Clinton’s and connection to China,
|Spencer Newman||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
Oliver Stone has already defined himself as a political hack. Unfortunately, that taints anything he might write as being so grossly biased that the likelihood of getting accurate information is far too unlikely to warrant the cost of a ticket. I’m sure he has enough fans to keep him employed and writing, but he has managed to polarize the potential audience enough that he isn’t likely to ever become main stream. Just another liberal cult fiction writer.
|Galen Struwe||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
Cafferty, you might have a liberal biased group of readers here.
|MoreSnow||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
I’ll only go if it portrays Bush in a negative light. I’m too old for fairy tales.
|Meaghan, MI||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
No, but only for the fact that Oliver Stone is a pretentious filmmaker.
|Willy Gutman||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
Anything that unmasks the real “Dubbya” is long overdue. Anything that will give his admirers apoplexy is eagerly anticipated.
|Anne Marie||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
After reading your article, I would view the movie, just to see if all sides of the truth can still be told in the USA. These eight years have nothing that we can hold on to proudly from top leadership. i voted both times for Bush, but would never do that if I had the chance again. I look forward to the day when all branches of government were truly working for the people.
|Jon from Carbondale, Il||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
But how do we know it ends? There’s so many possibilities! It figures that Stone would exploit the controversy of this sorry excuse for an administration. After all this is the man that cashed in on Jim Morrison’s life, JFK’s death, Alexander the Great’s homosexuality, and oh yeah the brave men and women of New York and their struggle during 9/11. What’s next?
|Matt Watson||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
Dispicable that people who claim that they support our country would make a movie that slahes our Chief Executive Officer in a time of war. Its no wonder these “left sided liberals” paint such a pathetic picture of thier democratic party. Hearing things like this story makes me hope that every old grey-headed republican comes out of the woodworks with me to support a republican. I am sure that Al Queda will love to use this movie to recruit thier little lacky’s to help carry out suicde bombs.
|Jimmy in New Jersey||April 8th, 2008 5:05 pm ET|
Yes, as long as they don’t refer to him too much as “President” because we all know he was appointed and the re-annointed.
But yes, I want to learn as much as possible about this grandson of a Nazi sympathizer so that it never happens again in our history.
|kay||April 8th, 2008 5:06 pm ET|
All of us who have suffered through the Bush/Cheney nightmare will get to enjoy the raw truth in Stones film. It will be sobering though, when one finally sees what was elected president. Given enough money, narcissism, unbridled greed, special interests, the list goes on and on, we could have elected a jackass. On second thoughts, that’s of course what we did. Am I being overly optimistic if I hope the film will teach us a lesson Jack?
|Hubert Bertrand||April 8th, 2008 5:06 pm ET|
not no but hell no
|Abhinav Bansal||April 8th, 2008 5:06 pm ET|
Oliver Stone thought, “well I can’t really argue with a real person on the facts, so let me just make a movie which will be made from my angle only with facts presented as I percieve them to be.” That is exactly what he did with the JFK movie with throwing facts out of the window and showing percieved truth. For the record, No I will not be watching this movie. I would rather watch paint dry.
|Tony B. Folsom, CA||April 8th, 2008 5:06 pm ET|
I will see the movie, but only if my friend goes with me. He has a large American Flag in the back of his pickup, along with ribbons of Support the Troops and NRA stickers. He has worshipped this moron for the last 7 years and thinks his shit does not stink.
|GM from MN||April 8th, 2008 5:06 pm ET|
“Why see the movie, Jack, when I’ve lived the nightmare for 7 1/2 years?”
Exactly my thoughts.
Does “W” stand for Waste of a Presidency????
|Mike - Decatur, Ga||April 8th, 2008 5:06 pm ET|
See it? I’ve LIVED to much of it.
|BWJaster||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
I’m most interested in seeing Bush flee to his property in Nicaragua, thereby avoiding prosecution but at least never discoloring the air of this part of the earth again.
|Marc||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
As an educated American citizen, I realize that President Bush handled 9/11 with outstanding leadership & poise. There is no other candidate that I would rather have had as my President during that tragic period of time. Can you imagine how Al Gore would have handled things? Thank goodness we didn’t have to live through that
Everyone in this blog should educate themselves & understand our political system a little better. Mistakes have been made, but be certain that great strides have been made globally to remove murdering dictators. Do you people understand that in Iraq they killed & tortured innocent people for no good reason…..just a difference in beliefs!
|Garry, Chicago, IL||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
Yes, I would see the film and understand that it is a work of fiction drawn from many different fact sources. With 79% of the American public agreeing what a disaster Bush is, it is sure to be a box office hit.
|Robeert Wright||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
Sure if I have enough money left before Bush leaves offce
|Ellis O'Tuel||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
This is my third visit to this blog — it slants decidedly to the Left. I’m definitely not the biggest Bush fan. Obama, Hillary and Stone…yikes!!!!
|John Schow||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
I will go see it if it is truthful and tells the world what a real-life Buffoon that Bush Jr. really is.
|Rob Alvarado||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
“JFK” was proven to be ridiculous but I thought Mr. Stone’s “NIXON” was a brilliant exploration of a flawed man. I have no doubt that “W” will be the same.
Whtat I would like to know is - Jack, What do you think the President will be doing when he is out of office? Do you think he will help out charities, become the next commissioner of baseball and just spend his remaining days clearing brush? I am surprised at how little this is being discussed….
|Brian||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
I’ll watch it right after I watch a documentary about the nearly a million dead Iraqis and the now four million impoverished, orphaned, widowed and homeless Iraqi refugees resulting from this disastrous war - roughly equivalent to a dollar per Iraqi civilian head of the run-up in value of Dick Cheney’s Haliburton stock options since the start of the war in 2003.
|Sandra Fredericks||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
I’m not at all interested in what Hollywood has to say about
|Cheryl||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
No way. I can’t bear to look at his smirking face now, I would never pay to see someone portray him.
|Jenna||April 8th, 2008 5:07 pm ET|
If it were a non-partisan documentary, yes. But Stone likes to inject his opinions into what he calls “bio-pics” and although I may agree with his opinion of Bush, I don’t really need to be lied to anymore - by anyone. I already know enough about this president to know how bad he is and Stone doesn’t need to waste time and money pointing it out. The cost of production would be better spent on a film highlighting one of this administration’s many disasters. It would be difficult to choose just one, but it’s more effective to display the carnage than its creator.
|Bob C||April 8th, 2008 5:08 pm ET|
Sure I would. I have already seen movies of Mussolini, Stalin, Amin and other Self Righteous Dictators. Why not our very own Home Ground Kind.
|Sophie||April 8th, 2008 6:00 pm ET|
Good lord!! Haven’t we had enough of this moron without Hollywood making a movie about him? I can imagine nothing more boring, irritating, and nauseating than a movie about the Bush White House.
|Jane||April 8th, 2008 6:00 pm ET|
Blah, blah, blah….. Why doesn’t someone mention “HILLARY THE MOVIE”?? It’s been getting great reviews!! Just Google Hillary The Movie to find out more!!
|Kevin||April 8th, 2008 6:00 pm ET|
I’d go but can’t afford the gas to get there… Thanks Bush
|chris henson||April 8th, 2008 6:00 pm ET|
Nope. How can we possibly expect anything other than anti- Bush opinion from Ollie? If there were any facts behind his other leftwing blockbusters the terrible conservative people portrayed would all have met the gallows. History would have been re-written…….but alas, no. He has not changed anything, our president has done an amazing job of dealing with some of the hardest situations imaginable. This liberal rhetoric is as pathetic of an argument as the people posing it.
|Ray||April 8th, 2008 6:00 pm ET|
I don’t know…revisionist baby-boomer history flicks are so 20th century.
|Bill F||April 8th, 2008 6:00 pm ET|
I doubt the world wants to see any more of Bush unless a gallows is involved.
Jack, please remind your viewers, regime change begins at home. Impeach and prosecute your own war criminals first to set a good example.
|John from Glen Ellyn, IL||April 8th, 2008 6:00 pm ET|
JFK was a fantastic look at the abuse of power, even if it was not historically accurate, and that is Stone’s great gift as a flimmaker. Given the ample material supplied by this administration for such a movie, I imagine it will be very entertaining, very troubling, and the truth won’t need to be stretched very far.
|Brian Harrah||April 8th, 2008 6:01 pm ET|
Hell yes I will watch it. I hope it depicts Bush as the moronic loser and real narcissist he is! Most of America at this point are counting the days til that loser is gone and the ones that arent, are not real Americans in my opinion!
|Brant||April 8th, 2008 6:01 pm ET|
A Bush bashing, antiwar movie from Hollywood? How original. Why didn’t they think of that sooner? I’ll be skipping this Turkey like the rest of the similar duds from Tinseltown.
|Brian From Fort Mill, S.C.||April 8th, 2008 6:01 pm ET|
It’s a horror flick, right???
|Chris||April 8th, 2008 6:01 pm ET|
I’d probably see it on a Premium Channel at my convenience but to pay money to relive this tragic administration, no matter how honest or entertaining it might be, is just a bit too much right now.
Still, if they could get Streisand to sing a song over the credits, then what the heck.
|Frank Nosella||April 8th, 2008 6:01 pm ET|
I’d love to see it Jack, always up for a good comedy!
|Susan||April 8th, 2008 6:01 pm ET|
Absolutely not. I can’t even bear to see him give an address on T.V, never mind watch an entire flick about him. What a ridiculous idea and a waste of money for Oliver Stone.
|Ed Grant, Canada||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
WOW! Based on browsing several of the blog comments posted here, my faith in the American public is changing. As a non-American whose culture/entertainment/life in general is greatly influenced by your country, I am elated to see that just about every post I read shared the views of every non-American I know….your country, and the rest of the world, has endured the worst administration in written history.
I implore the American public to not let the actions of this administration go unanswered. Stand up for the freedom that your soldiers have died for (and are currently dying without cause) and hold those in power responsible.
Step up and show some leadership….perhaps the rest of the world might start to show some tolerance and appreciation of your country, if the rule of law is applied to your “leaders”.
|Barbara||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
Why do we consider movie makers, reporters, talk show host etc as “the experts” on war, our economy, politics or anything other than telling stories? We can’t even trust the people we pay to be our politician to tell us the truth. Including OBAMA!! They are all the same. Get off your duff and do the homework! It’s amazing what you will find. But do it as if you have a 6th grade education and investigate even the ones you believe in. It will alter the way you see things.
|B Wilkinson||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
As much as I would like to see a movie exposing the worst president this country has ever endured, I don’t think I’d actually be able to sit all the way through it without vomiting.
|Rick Kendle||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
Yes I would go see the movie. You know our humble (?) president calls himself a born again Christian. Want to see something interesting? Go to google and type in George W. Bush Anti-Christ and see how many hits you get. Maybe someone needs to give him a clue how thousands of people feel about him.
|Alice Christensen||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
What actor is going to doom his career by playing him?
|Michael, Marinette, WIsconsin||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
Yes I am interested to see how a monkey can be trained to talk english. Also if the monkey can be trained to fetch dollars bills from elite capitalists.
|nancy wasen||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
you bet I will see this flick. Hope he nails the power hungry, daddy love me fool that he is!
|Jaik , chicago, IL||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
Oliver couldn’t possibly make the movie as extreme as what Bush actually did.
|joe||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
Yeah. I’ll see it. Oliver Stone makes great films.
|Bennie Hopper, San Antonio, TX||April 8th, 2008 6:02 pm ET|
Please enough of this morally and intellectually deficient bozo. No movie please, it will just give his stooges (limbaugh and Hannity) more to rant and rave about how the left continues to demean this president. I want him to go away as soon as possible.
|Catherine from Maryland||April 8th, 2008 6:03 pm ET|
From the looks of the comments here - maybe Bush had become the “great uniter” after all… we’re uniting in our dislike for the Bush Administration!
|Brian K.||April 8th, 2008 6:03 pm ET|
Would this movie be categorized under biography, horror, or comedy? Perhaps Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Constitution is more apt.
|scotty||April 8th, 2008 6:03 pm ET|
If you haven’t seen JFK go, go now, find it, watch it. Of course i’ll see this movie.
|Craig, Seattle, WA||April 8th, 2008 6:03 pm ET|
Undecided… when does this come out?.. how come I haven’t heard anything about it???
|Eduard||April 8th, 2008 6:03 pm ET|
|Michelle from Colorado Springs||April 8th, 2008 6:04 pm ET|
Is this a remake of the Portrait of Dorian Gray? The casted actors look so charming while the original souls are rotting in the closet where they belong?
|Maggy Jones||April 8th, 2008 6:04 pm ET|
Thanks to Bush our family can’t afford to go the movies anymore. Tickets, popcorn, drinks and candy=a tank of gas for us. We will see it when it comes out on Netflix.
|Mike S.||April 8th, 2008 6:04 pm ET|
No way man. 8 years of the man is enough for me. Why would I want to see someone that’s done so much pain to this country; whether inside or outside of it. I just want him to leave and crawl in a hole and keep his mouth shut.
|Mike Kaiser, Gulfport, Florida||April 8th, 2008 6:04 pm ET|
Why not a movie about Bush? I am sure that - at least - all of these people who voted for his re-election are actually ignorant enough to enjoy this movie. Reading through many of these comments here, one gets the impression that nobody voted for him - so he must be a true “alien resident”. Why is Bush and Co. blamed for everything? Blame the people who elected these idiots. I definetly will not pay $9 for the movie ticket + $6.50 for coke/food + $10 in gas to watch this nightmare brought to you by: The American People
|Todd Lehmacher||April 8th, 2008 6:04 pm ET|
Heck yah….any light can be shed on this presidency that has operated in the shadows for 7 years is welcome!
|Ron Allen Portland, Oregon||April 8th, 2008 6:04 pm ET|
Sure, I’ll watch it.
|Charles B.||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
I seen 8 years of Bush. Why would I want to sit through another 2 hours?
|Mike||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
|PJ Lucca||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
I wouldn’t pay to see W. I can’t even stand to see him on TV. Maybe many years from now, when the pain and embarrassment he has caused our country has subsided, it will be easier to watch.
|Louis in Tennessee||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
I’ve had to sit by and watch this so-called “president” and his operatives unravel the fabric of this great nation over the last seven and half years. I don’t think I could sit still for a couple of hours and watch a movie about this incompetent boob. That would be like being water-boarded. Uh, sorry, I forgot. Water-boarding isn’t torture.
|W. G. Davis||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
Not on your life would I see this movie.
|John||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
You know, Bush is disappointment in many ways, but if he is such a horrible dictator, why do so many people expect him to leave office peacefully? And how in the world does Oliver Stone expect to be able to make this film without being sent to some secret prison in Alaska?
The lack of clear thinking in this thread truly is a sight to behold. Some of you nutters really need to get a life.
Back on subject: probably not, I would expect the movie to be about as factually correct as JFK, and I don’t think I need to say any more about that.
|Charlie Williams||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
|Pam-Ohio||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
Only if it accurately depicts the impeachment and prosecution of bush and cheney.
|Don Leggat||April 8th, 2008 6:05 pm ET|
I’m hoping that after the next DEMOCRATIC president is installed in the white house that I’ll never ever hear the name George Bush again.
No - I won’t be watching the “Bush” movie.
Don Leggat, Phoenix, AZ
|rodney||April 8th, 2008 6:06 pm ET|
it’s like titanic,passion, and every other historical movie. why pay to see it, when you know what’s going to happen and how it ends
|Gene||April 8th, 2008 6:06 pm ET|
|Brian Sarlund||April 8th, 2008 6:06 pm ET|
No. Oliver Stone didnt get the JFK assassination correct, and he could only show Jim Morrison of the Doors as a drunkard. Is anyone really interested in his opinions anymore?
|Eli||April 8th, 2008 6:06 pm ET|
NOOOOOOOO, -For enough about Bush already and 2 I don’t understand why they(Hollywood) would use a light skinned Black woman to play a Dark skinned Black woman. Enough of that Hollywood racisim is enough
|Rayne WIlliams||April 8th, 2008 6:06 pm ET|
Just remember, people criticized Stone’s Nixon for being foul-mouthed and mean, and then more tapes of the real Nixon in office came out, and it showed him to be foul-mouthed and mean. Maybe Stone isn’t that far off the mark?
|Chad, Nashville, TN||April 8th, 2008 6:06 pm ET|
Gas is already too high to use any driving to the movies to see any more of “dubya” than I have to. I’ll wait to rent it once he’s out of office, the economy’s finally back on track, and I’m in the mood to reminisce about how awful these last 8 years have been for our country.
|Elvis (walking in Memphis)||April 8th, 2008 6:07 pm ET|
Doh! Now he tells us!
|Karl||April 8th, 2008 6:07 pm ET|
The only way I’d go see a Movie about President Bush is if it shows him being tried for lying to the American public and illegialy invading Irac and the killing of over 4000 of our troops, not to mention all the civilians that have also died.
|Stephen||April 8th, 2008 6:07 pm ET|
Why would I want to make myself even more depressed over our current presidency? Maybe if Mr. Stone threw in an alien or UFO mind control I might go see it in a theater…
|Steve||April 8th, 2008 6:08 pm ET|
Even though Oliver is a fine movie maker, I won’t watch Stone’s movie. Not because I’m a Bush supporter (there are perhaps 9 of those left) but because I’m tired of hearing about Bush. A 2+ hour movie which just restates what we already know has no value to me. I’m going to take my ten bucks and go by a gallon of gas (that’s how much it’ll cost by the time the movie hits the streets, at the rate things are going).
If we can get through Bush’s farewell speech without laughing, get through the Bush Library dedication at the bus station locker in Crawford, Texas, where his entire body of work will be kept (again without laughing), I think we’ll have seen enough of the worst president to serve in American history. I’ll watch Stone’s movie right after I watch the Calvin Coolidge action thriller that I’m hoping comes out soon (another atrocious president).
|Kenneth||April 8th, 2008 6:08 pm ET|
This supposed to be a comedy?
|Jason||April 8th, 2008 6:20 pm ET|
|John||April 8th, 2008 6:20 pm ET|
Jack, if Oliver Stone named his movie “In-Curious George” I’d problably pay to see it and have a good laugh while I’m at it!
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|ellen||April 8th, 2008 6:20 pm ET|
i go to the movies to be entertained. nothing about this administration is entertaining. i would rather endure root canal than subject myself to watching the nightmare government which i must tolerate each day in real life play out on the big screen!
|James Dennis||April 8th, 2008 6:20 pm ET|
I rather take a match and burn the $10 than to sit through one more minute of remembering the reign of George Bush!
|Sam||April 8th, 2008 6:20 pm ET|
Are you asking your viewers to comment on a movie before they actually see it? not sure if any one can give an honest and accurate review.
|Jonathan||April 8th, 2008 6:20 pm ET|
The Bush Administration is stranger than fiction
|Dan||April 8th, 2008 6:20 pm ET|
I will see it as long as the administration does not impost prior restraint.
|Barbara, Reno NV||April 8th, 2008 6:21 pm ET|
Stone should consider if he really wants a total flop on his resume. This movie, “W” could be the biggest flop in US history. But consider that the rest of the world will wonder how on earth he was ever voted in for a second term… or maybe how a candidate who won the popular vote was ousted by Bush’s conservative Supreme Court.
|Dee||April 8th, 2008 6:21 pm ET|
I am not a big fan of either Stone or Bush.
I would like to see the movie only for the comedy value. Bush was not good at anything, lets hope atleast the movie is good to generate some revenue. Soon Cartoon channel will also start running the Little Bush episodes, why not a movie as well.
|Roy Riecke||April 8th, 2008 6:21 pm ET|
Absolutely. It will probably be the best comedy on film since the Marx Brothers made “Duck Soup”.
|Ryan in Kansas City||April 8th, 2008 6:21 pm ET|
I’ll watch anything about Bush. Everyone should watch “Bush’s War”, the Frontline documentary from PBS. It was very enlightening as to how we got where we are now.
|Kevin||April 8th, 2008 6:21 pm ET|
Jack, it always amazes me how Oliver Stone can push the criticism lever. He hasn’t even made the movie yet and the Bush camp is reacting. Makes me think that some of Stone’s ideas might be true. I wonder if Fred Thompson will have a part in it.
|KATHLEEN DUSING||April 8th, 2008 6:21 pm ET|
I understand that some folks think his JFK movie is fact. Think again.
|Steve||April 8th, 2008 6:22 pm ET|
Jack, I really don’t want to see the movie. It will be too depressing. Not because George Bush won’t be depicted correctly, but because he probably will. The man is the president of the United States, and I can’t think of anything more depressing than to be reminded of who we elected to lead this country…not once, but twice.
|Heidi in MN||April 8th, 2008 6:22 pm ET|
Yes, I would watch this movie and so should the whole country. Maybe those 25% remaining diehard Bush supporters would wake up and smell the coffee finally (I can dream). I would be sure to bring along a box of tissues to wipe the tears away.
|Ken B||April 8th, 2008 6:22 pm ET|
Ive already seen this movie on TV for the last seven years. Why would I ever want to see it again? Wasnt the reality show bad enough?
It will be all I can do to forget this president for what remains of our nations history after his gutting of our most cherished principles.
Didja ever notice when he laughs at one of his own jokes, he bobs his head up and down like Quagmire from Family Guy?
|Jose Velez||April 8th, 2008 6:22 pm ET|
Well Jack I would much rather put lemon juice in my eyes before being subjected to the sight of that nauseating President. No I wouldn’t subject anyone to that spectacle 8 years is more than one can possibly bear.
|Randall||April 8th, 2008 6:22 pm ET|
I guess Stone wants to top the Pearl Harbor movie for crappiest, most pointless historical movie ever made. Judging by his previous movies, it will probably be very inaccurate, and I do not say this as a Bush fan, but as someone who enjoys good movies.
|Jeremy EDH, CA||April 8th, 2008 6:22 pm ET|
Liberals are funny. I think it’s great how some people can’t give a simple “yes” or “no” answer without being a drama queen.
Would I see this film regardless of how I feel about our current leader? Yeah… why not? I think it was a question about interest in a movie, not a discussion about it’s subject.
|David Gershon||April 8th, 2008 6:29 pm ET|
Stone is one of the greatest directors of our time and has made important films. His problem is blending fact with fiction. “JFK,” is a perfect example of his ability to weave a terrific film which, unfortunately, lacks
|Kathy||April 8th, 2008 6:30 pm ET|
Why hasn’t he made one about the Clinton’s? I think that would be much more entertaining! There would be so much more for a script with their story. Don’t we deserve facts about all of the Presidents, not just the ones the liberals want to hear about?
|Anthony Goddard||April 8th, 2008 6:30 pm ET|
Come on Jack, why in the world would I want to go and pay my hard earned cash, burning gas I can’t afford, to see a movie that shows us the absolulely absurd world of George W?? I think we’ve had more than enough of the make believe world of our present administration.. Tell ya what why don’t Oliver make a movie on the process of turning a bucket of crude into a $4 gallon of gas!!! I am sure the public would make that a number one release.
|Tom popp||April 8th, 2008 6:30 pm ET|
I think it would be difficult to top to Frontline Documentaries, The Dark Side and Bush’s War which, through first hand credible interviews, covers Bush and his administration’s histories excellently, and you can see those for free! I would definitely get it on video for laughs. But not see it on the theatre.
|Albert J. Cacace||April 8th, 2008 6:30 pm ET|
Oliver Stone’s movies are just that, movies. They are not documentaries. Given this fact, it is disingenuous for Mr. Stone to market his film as anything but a dramatization. And since you asked, no — I will not waste my time or money to see the movie.
|Rob D - New York||April 8th, 2008 6:30 pm ET|
Absolutely. I have felt so alienated by this administration’s cloak of secrecy, and by the course it has taken our country on, that any truth about this man and the reasons for the decisions he’s made could help to put my mind at ease.
|Adam||April 8th, 2008 6:30 pm ET|
Jack, i dont think anyone wants to go out of their way to see a movie bashing this presidency, besides you do it for free. Thanks jack
|Joan IMPORTANT PLEASE||April 8th, 2008 8:33 pm ET|
Please remove my last name from my post, I did not know it would show on the blog. Thank you
|SLY IN FL.||April 8th, 2008 8:47 pm ET|
BY NEXT YEAR I’LL BE HOMELESS…I’M ALREADY JOBLESS AND HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR WEEKS JACK….IN OCTOBER I HAD 2 FULL TIME JOBS… ONE COMPANY WENT UNDER IN DECEMBER, THE OTHER IN MARCH..ALL THANKS THE BUSH/CHENEY ECONOMIC PLAN….THANKS “W” YOU’VE DONE ENOUGH. I WILL NOT GET NEAR THE THEATER TO SEE IT…I ALREADY KNOW HOW IT ENDS AND 8 EIGHT YEARS IS FAR TOO LONG TO SIT THRU A BAD MOVIE!
|Scarlett||April 8th, 2008 8:53 pm ET|
As if we don’t suffer enough already?! I cringe every time the man speaks on TV, as I brace for the next lie, misstatement, or blunder ! Now they’re doing a movie?! I am absolutely amazed someone would waste even more time, film, and effort on him. Everyone already knows of the educated idiocy which plagues W’s regime…if I have to hear or see even more I just might get physically ill.
|DanfromOregon||April 8th, 2008 9:07 pm ET|
The funny thing is that Oliver Stone won’t have to make up all kinds of stuff about the President. There’s a plethora of real life movie quality material on the public record, information that just happens to go right up Stone’s alley. I’m sure this will be both amusing and ultimately depressing.
|NickNas||April 8th, 2008 9:11 pm ET|
Bush has stolen enough of my Money. I will just Download a Hacked copy off of the INTERNETS.
|Scarlett-Pana, IL||April 8th, 2008 9:51 pm ET|
“The Bush Regime–Take Two: W’s years” Honestly…we’ve lived it. Lost our basic rights under the mantle of security, lost jobs, lost homes, lost competent education…while his cronies rake in the cash with massive profits from oil and power. I’ll have to pass on this one…I couldn’t afford to see it even if I did want to watch it.
|Marty from Arizona||April 8th, 2008 9:52 pm ET|
No. I’m like most Americans, I reject the ridiculous far left smear movies. Anyone up to date on how much Mark Cuban’s stupid “Redacted” earned? $65,000 domestic. I’m sure he’ll be much happier with the ticket sales overseas.
|W||April 8th, 2008 9:53 pm ET|
Yessssssssss I can’t wait it will be the best coedy film EVER!!!!!!
|Steve in St. Louis Missouri||April 8th, 2008 10:08 pm ET|
NO, NO and NO! I have lived through the last seven years of this “dumbo” who glided on his father’s coattails through Yale and slide through Harvard’s Business School. This has to be a horror movie of how a “D” student destroyed his fellow citizens’ freedom, rights and prosperity without guilt or gile all in the name of Christ. The worst President ever! Not even Hoover was this bad!
|Allen||April 8th, 2008 10:10 pm ET|
I read these posts and I wonder if your readers have even a basic education. Much of the world has seen 4 -5 dollar gas for some time now. There was a time that a coke cost a dime. A coke today will set you back 2 dollars. That is 20 times what it cost then. A gallon of milk cost about 10 times what it did at one time. A bottled water could cost you 3 dollars. That was free at one time. The people of China are starting to leave their small farms and going into the cities. There is only so much gas, milk, soda, and bottled water. The point is there was a time of 2 dollar gas…
The same thing that happened in the US during the industrial revolution is now taking place in China. The President nor Congress are responsible for this. The world is getting much smaller…
|Paul F||April 8th, 2008 10:17 pm ET|
It would be a good film to show the future generations that just because a President says somthing does not make it true. Just like Nixon films did for my generation. Maybe this time somebody will learn.