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A Powerful Movie

mike1592 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:14 AM
I wonder if Dr. Sowell and I saw the same movie? About the only experience we had in common was, I, too, had to drive 30 miles to find a theater with the balls to show it. It was at a 24-plex, on their smallest screen, with only 4 others in there besides me. Preceding and following showings were similarly empty. I was hugely disappointed, underwhelmed. It was done in a rambling documentary format, DULL, DULL, DULL, mostly covers only stuff long known by anyone that has been a resident of planet earth the last 4 years. Technically, Dr. Sowell is accurate about the content of the movie. But it was an opportunity wasted, D'Souza could have made it a much more powerful and motivational film. Few hearts or minds will be changed.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 11:13 AM
What no chase scenes or special effects???????????????
KPar Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:57 AM
DULL, DULL, DULL? What do you want, a Death Star blowing up? This movie was scarier than "Alien" and it didn't need special effects. D'Souza has created a masterpiece that should convince any thinking adult about the need for...change.
Becca in TX Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:41 AM
mike-I thought the movie was fabulous. The theater I was in was full and absolutely quiet. People leaving were talking about how they couldn't believe some of the stuff they learned.
dan17 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:20 AM
There are millions out there that do not take the time to investigate political shenanigans. They may be intrigued enough to see the movie.
Henry VIII Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 10:19 AM
I don't know what movie you saw, but this documentary wove a powerful narrative....you could hear a pin drop in the theater I was in as well..

Years, and sometimes decades, pass between my visits to movie theaters. But I drove 30 miles to see the movie "2016," based on Dinesh D'Souza's best-selling book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." Where I live is so politically correct that such a movie would not even be mentioned, much less shown.

Every seat in the theater was filled, even though there had been an earlier showing that day, and more showings were scheduled for the rest of the afternoon and evening. I had to sit on a staircase in the balcony, but it was worth it.

The audience was riveted. You could barely...