The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Makes up for what it lacks in political and historical depth by providing a stunning study in the sheer imperviousness of the unchecked and over empowered ego.
Mostly it's Marcos' mysterious sway over those who stood to lose the most from her power, coupled with her amazing inability to face that fact, that makes Imelda maddeningly fascinating.
Diaz's portrait of Imelda Marcos attempts to get beyond the shoe thing, into the gothic heart of 40 years of Philippine politics.
At its most acridly useful when comparing the former first lady's recollections with others' less sanguine memories.
Even though Marcos, in this film, provides enough material for a few hundred giggles and head-shakings, she also shows a pathetically human side.
In addition to being a shrewd character study, Diaz's sharply assembled film reminds us that charm can be as toxic as anything else when it comes to acquiring, holding and abusing power.
If the shoe fits, go for it, Cinderella might advise. But how about 3,000 pairs of them.
Imelda is not just in a league of her own, but in a universe of her own.
[Documents] a once-in-a-lifetime development of a certain personality type, the result of which isn't as simple to pin down as we'd expect.
does history a great service
Both enlightening and entertaining.
There may be no new revelations in Imelda, but the film still proves highly instructive in the ways in which power corrupts and politics attracts the opportunistic.
What a train wreck. I couldn't take my eyes off of this piece. I can't believe that this woman still has any political support. Proves that someone will admire someone merely for the fact of being famous.
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