Thursday, July 20, 2006

Get this: Cal Thomas loves Oliver Stone WTC movie

Whaaaaa??? (As Kathy Shaidle says, "Sign of the end times?") Well, Cal has a lot to lose misjudging this; if his report is even half-accurate, all us Stone-hating conservatives need to go out and buy LOTS of tickets (and, seriously, see the movie) to encourage Ollie to make the good films he has in him.

'World Trade Center' is a world class movie

I have a long list of favorite patriotic movies, including "Victory at Sea," "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Sands of Iwo Jima," but Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" is right up there with the best of them. It is one of the greatest pro-American, pro-family, pro-faith, pro-male, flag-waving, God Bless America films you will ever see.

What? Oliver Stone, who hangs out with and praises Fidel Castro? Oliver Stone, who indulges in conspiracy theories and is a dues-paying member of the Hollywood left? Yes, THAT Oliver Stone.

"World Trade Center" is the story of five men who volunteered to enter the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001 in their role as officers of the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD). Three of them died and two, Will Jimeno (played persuasively by Michael Pena) and Sergeant John McLoughlin (played magnificently by Nicolas Cage), were buried in the rubble. These are real men who love their wives and children and are not afraid to say so. They are religious men who pray without shame or reserve. In fact, Jesus makes an appearance in Jimeno's hallucination, carrying a bottle of water to quench his thirst). . . .

. . . It is also the story of an ex-Marine who, after watching the carnage on television, goes to church to ask God what he should do. He emerges believing God wants him to go to Ground Zero. This is far from fanaticism. It is spirituality at its deepest and most profound.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

From what I've seen in commercials, I'm not that surprised at Thomas' reaction .. it looks like Stone left all his politics out of this one and just made a hopefully great movie about American heroes

7/20/2006 03:15:00 PM  
Blogger Meg Q said...

There's no question Oliver Stone is a talented filmmaker, but his movies have been so politicized that many Americans won't go see them on principle (myself included). Looks like I may have to make an exception here - and if he did leave the politics out, I bet it is a great movie.

More confirmation from Jack Fowler at National Review.

7/20/2006 09:13:00 PM  

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