Wow first of all -- Oliver Stone picked an excellent actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Snowden but Levitt fails miserably and so does Oliver?
I am not sure but when I first heard Levitt -- I was impressed but to hear him over and over through the bits I did watch it became monotone and Levitt grew smaller and smaller in stature.
I think trying to mimic someone is pointless especially with the documentary.
I guess it would have been too wild to try a team effort getting permission to use footage from the documentary.
I was also confused by the Nicholas Cage character -- he seemed like William Binney -- and my brain is exhausted and traumatized from blowing the whistle on NYC gov corruption and one big whistle blow was on SAIC -- doesn't Binney blame NSA SAIC Trailblazer pre-the Sept 11 attack?
Oliver Stone always seems a head of the curve on the topics he picks and sets the stage for others but in this case he came after a documentary that out does Stone's Snowden.
That being said the film has a calm in sharp contrast to Oliver Stone's Nixon that seem more about Oliver Stone's own demons. If this film is a weather report on Stone's state of mind he has found a calm late in life....just too calm -- way too monotone...
The most powerful part for me was the computer scene -- artistically creative and harkens back to Wall Street -- the first film to have a wall street trading floor loaded with computers...
Oliver changed the ending of Wall Street -- a disney type ending and FYI -- I do not want him to do a Wall Street 3 but clearly we are heading towards another Wall Street implosion.
I don't think anyone will give Snowden a pardon anytime soon -- hero or villain or supreme narcissist --- you decide but the USA has a lot of secrets -- Donald Trump wants to get rid of emails and use couriers....
Donald Trump miss the part about whistleblowers inside the room what are you gonna do delete their brains? Goldman Sachs couldn't read Russian programmers brain so they had him arrested on trumped up charges because dare to quit the firm. I can't wait for the film to be made on Flash Boys. Only wish it would be made by the same people same actors as the big short.
I have a collapsed bladder from way too many fibroid tumors -- it is like being pregnant with twins.... so I can't sit through long movies at a movie theatre but I watch Snowden on my little Iphone and found myself falling a sleep as if a Mr Roger from NSA was reading me a story. I also started skimming just exhausted. I think the film needed tweaking editing but still there are some aspects that I think are Oscar worthy.
That being said Oliver Stone's Snowden will most likely get an Oscar nod...stay tuned.
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