Hey kids, let’s not go to the movies.
Here’s tinseltown’s latest delusion: the cold war was fought and won by, get this, an alcoholic, stripper-addicted, cocaine snorting, Democratic congressman.
Not Conservative President Ronald Reagan.
The name of the film is Charlie Wilson’s War.
Oh, and the screenplay is by, what a shock, uber-leftie Aaron Sorkin, who has had his share of, er, substance abuse problems. And let’s not forget that Sorkin’s series, The West Wing, was but an Orwellian extension of the Clinton White House.
Not that Sorkin or the left cares about such facts but America did not arm the Mujahadeen, or Osama bin Laden, as this film posits for obvious ideological reasons. In fact, America aligned itself with the Northern Alliance, led by General Ahmed Shah Massoud a group who are pro-American, anti-Taliban, anti-al Qaeda, and even now fight alongside American troops against radical Muslim terrorists. Massoud was assassinated by Osama bin Laden’s agents on September 9, 2001.
Meanwhile, back on planet earth, Seraphic Friend Dirty Harry had to sit through this latest cross-hairs-of-the-left-assault on history. Talk about above and beyond the call of movie-going duty.
Due in theatres Christmas day, the makers of Charlie Wilson’s War position their advertising with megawatt-stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts romantically gazing at each other as though this is You’ve Got Stinger-Missiles instead of yet another down-with America film more likely to die at the box office than not. And while I try to stay out of the box-office prediction game, after catching a sneak preview last night I will predict word of mouth will do CWW no good. It’s not only politically illiterate, the second-half collapses into an episodic mess leaving its characters in the Afghan dust.
To read Dirty Harry’s complere review, please click here.
Karen and I wish all our friends a beautiful and profound miracle in Shabbat.