Looks like Hillary, acts like Dick

July 31, 2004 at 12:30 am | Posted in Fun Indoors, Politics | Leave a comment

In the “Manchurian Candidate”, a remake of the 1962 John Frankenheimer thriller, Meryl Streep turns in a powerful performance that should get her an Academy Award nomination. Her presence and charisma in the movie overwhelms the other stars (Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber).

Meryl Streep’s performance was better than Angela Lansburys in portraying ruthlessness and ambition without appearing shrill or hysterical. However, what the remake missed in the conclusion was showing how Shaw finally resolved his inner demons. We see how he acted, but not how he felt after he gave the phone to Marco.

Even though the villian looks like a famous Democrat, her actions are more representative of the current corporate-controlled Vice President. One couldn’t help but notice that the background news stories in the movie are simple extrapolations of the real-life war on terror.

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