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I May Destroy You
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Wonderful movie. Keeping the dutch dialogue with english subtitles really captures the acting in ways that voice-overs wouldn't. The movie really brings you into the lives of the main characters and builds up suspense very well. Tragic story and it provokes some deep thought along the ride. How would unaffected people with so much to lose handle an evil and dangerous government who oppresses innocents around them? Would definitely recommend.
The movie was funny and entertaining in a dark way. Although I loved The Big Short and Adam McKay's dynamic filming style, I think many in the audience (including myself) were sitting, patiently waiting for the film to arrive at a point. To me, the ultimate conclusion was that Dick Cheney was an ambitious, but power-hungry and flawed person who's goals and political tendencies hurt the country in immeasurable ways. Perhaps McKay's frequent shift to the "Unitary Executive Theory" and dramatization of meetings with VP's counsel and soon-to-be Justice Scalia seemed to be an airing-out of McKay's grievances with conservative views about executive power and conservatism, as a whole. Given those dramatized interviews and pre-film warning label on accuracy, it almost looked like we were watching a Democratic Socialists of America political ad for 75% of the movie. However, toward the end, it seemed as though the film finally arrived at the point. Good movie but expected a little more of a serious biopic and/or assessment of Cheney's life, like The Big Short was an honest and somewhat-satirical postmortem of the 2008 financial crisis.