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Did your parents not care about the US killing Osama? Did they not consider it important? That was W's position; he didn't care. Obama clearly did. No, this movie does not glorify Obama, it glorifies that being patient pays off. Crunching data pays off. Doing the work pays off. Watch this video clip of W: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PGmnz5Ow-o and you will see how ridiculous and un-presidential our former CIC was vs. the current one. I will never forget watching this clip on the news and thinking how he just basically told every American who lost a loved on 9/11 that capturing their killer wasn't important. Republicans love to hate Obama, but W.... SMH.
Apr 6 - 02:27 AM
Many people have said "Argo" is a movie that glorifies Jimmy Carter so your parents may be confusing it with that one. Many people also think that Argo won so many awards because the leftists in Hollywood would support that kind of movie rather than this more neutral one.
Apr 4 - 07:02 PM
No, not at all. Although we don't see him making any decision about the mission, it's apparent that there's a long delay because his people want a certainty that isn't there, that really can't be there.
Apr 4 - 05:35 PM
There is no real mention of him in the film. It's funny because this film was originally supposed to premiere in October. Columbia moved its release date back to December because Republicans thought it would help in Obama's campaign too much. It was moved back and Obama still won. Haha, suck it, butthurt Republicans.
Mar 31 - 02:14 PM
It wouldn't have been any different if it came out in October because it had nothing to do with Obama.
Apr 1 - 02:44 PM
While watching the move it didn't feel to me like it glorified Obama at all.
It didn't show any initiative coming from his administration, on the contrary they were portrayed as pretty much stalling for months while a lone CIA agent tried to convince them (and the rest of the CIA) to attack the compound she believed to be Bin Laden's hideout.
And when they actually do strike and succeed, Obama is neither mentioned nor shown. In fact the only time he appears in the entire movie, is a few seconds of a TV interview in which he lies about the use of torture by US agencies. Not very favorable.
Jan 21 - 01:03 AM
It's a said day when we have a problem with glorifying our own President, even when he's not even being glorified. If you cannot see the hatred in such nonsense, you are blind.
Jan 20 - 12:19 PM
Would you have posted the same comment if it were George W. Bush instead of Obama?
Jan 21 - 01:04 AM
Diego John Tutweiller
I don't think Anthony was saying that HE thought it was glorifying our president, his parents just think so. And for the record, no, it barely has Obama in it at all.
Jan 28 - 04:41 PM
Barely, but it still had him XD
Apr 4 - 03:07 PM
I think most GOP view not talking continuous shit about Obama every second as glorifying him.
Jan 20 - 12:18 PM
I think it degrades Obama if anything. He is never mentioned by name, and they only time we see him is in a TV interview saying that we do not torture. Maya and the others do not say a word, but nothing needs to be said to show the idiocy of his statement. Made me chuckle a bit.
Jan 12 - 02:17 PM
Anthony, I found the film to be very apolitical and completely outstanding. But your parents wouldn't like it - it's nothing like Fox news. I hope you're more enlightened.
Jan 12 - 08:58 AM
The opposite really, around the middle to the end of the film it was basically Maya trying to convince everyone that Osama was still out there and a threat. While the Obama admin and even most of the CIA didn't really care about finding him anymore and were more concerned about the new players in the game and the new attempted attacks within the US.
Jan 7 - 02:08 PM
I heard that this film doesn't take political sides.
Jan 6 - 10:06 PM
No, it just shows human nature and intent when in a situation like trying to kill a man that has murdered their countrymen and close friends. It's a morality tale, a bit of a touch of Apocalypse Now in it too if you ask me.
Apr 4 - 03:10 PM
I'll tell you why I'm not watching it, the movie promotes torture to get information. That is fundamentaly wrong in my opinion.
Dec 27 - 05:45 AM
Many people rated this movie 1/10, because of the torture propaganda. Those guys are ignorant if they rated the movie for that specific reason. I don't think torture is the main topic to focus on.
Dec 27 - 08:34 AM
how on gods green earth does it promote torture, i think you are looking for Eli Roth's hostel....moron
Dec 28 - 07:47 PM
The best way to get a terrorist to give you information is to first: Sit him/her down and have a cold beer. Then you watch the football game together. Maybe pop in a DVD copy of Shakespeare in Love later and then hope that eventually he'll just tell you everything.
Jan 6 - 10:11 PM
Rich Gehring Jr.
Sorry to disagree with you Alex but the best way to get a terrorist to talk is to make him read all of Matthew Preston's posts in order. Of course that would constitute as torture.
Jan 25 - 09:47 PM
Spoilers. It would have been bizarre if the film makers had just pretended that the torture had not happened. It happened. It was portrayed. I can't recall that it was effective in getting good results in the movie. There were 2 pieces of information they got from detainees that were valuable: In one case, the detainee was tortured and did not give up the information, but they eventually tricked (not tortured) him into giving up the info, a name, with some clever lies. The other piece of information was that was particular guy was important- this was verified by the fact that a lot of tortured detainees were not talking about the individual.
Jan 10 - 12:41 PM
It happens, and lets the audience know it's wrong, just without dialogue (because that's cheesy).
No all the critics say it isn't at all about how America is so great and even has some anti-war themes.
Dec 26 - 09:36 AM
All the critics have said is that it's a high voltage thriller, or it gives a powerful insight into the jobs of the CIA. Nothing about politics or what the film is trying to say about the War on Terror.
Apr 4 - 03:12 PM
What did Obama ever do to stop you from watching a movie?
Dec 25 - 02:16 PM
The film takes a pretty neutral political stance. If your parents are more concerned about you seeing a movie endorse a politician than torture scenes, they have quite a bit to think about.
Dec 24 - 07:17 PM
Dec 28 - 01:45 PM