In spite of the cold, I ventured out tonight to see Vice, the biopic about Dick Cheney, starring Christian Bale as Cheney, Steve Carrell as Donald Rumsfeld and Sam Rockwell as Dubya. What can I say? I have looked upon the face of evil and lived to tell the tale...
Brilliant performances all round. Christian Bale is truly deserving of the accolades he has received for his performance. Steve Carrell was so good as Rumsfeld, I've even forgiven him for Finding a Friend for the End of the World and Sam Rockwell was outstanding too as Dubya, I got the feeling he was enjoying every minute of it. Mind you, you never go too far wrong with Sam.
The downside is that they were all so good, I came out feeling like I needed a shower after being in the company of such slime for 2 hours. I had always thought Rumsfeld was the real evil in the Dubya camp, but Dick Cheney is a man??? Well, a male person anyway (I think? Possibly made in Area 51c...) He's cheap, nasty and soulless. He reminded me of a description of the character, Annie Wilkes in the book Misery. 'You could stick your thumb into her and she would just be solid the whole way through' or something like that.
The other downside is that because of Dick Cheney, I'm never donating any organs. My car tax and insurance were up this week and I was online getting it sorted the other day and coincidentally, there was a form for organ donation. I started to fill it in and when it came to the liver, I thought, I need to think about this one, I don't really like the idea of my liver being given to someone who has drunk themselves into ill health (yes, I know I'm being judgemental but I don't care, not when it comes to alcohol). So, I didn't fill it in.
In the film, Dick Cheney gets a heart transplant after years of heart trouble. The big surprise was that he actually had a heart! I remember thinking the same thing when it was announced Martin McGuinness was having heart trouble. A bit of a coincidence too, now that I think about it!
So, that's why I'm not donating any organs because you don't know if they'll be given to some evil toe-rag to extend their life and I don't want to be responsible for keeping the Dick Cheney's of the world alive.
But apart from that, anyone with an interest in politics or the Iraq War, should check this movie out. It shows how rotten the whole political world is, not that we didn't know that anyway, but we just don't get any in-depth investigations into their dirty dealings anymore. At least, none of the calibre that we used to get in World in Action and Panorama. And the worst thing about it, is that they got away with it! Cheney, Bush, Blair, the whole rotten shower of them, they got away with it and made a fortune. Disgusting! But go see the film anyway!