Surprise! Oliver Stone's "W" Already Drawing Fire for Inaccuracies
10:23 AM, Apr 9, 2008 • By JOHN NOONAN
So sayeth two official biographers of the Bush presidency. Faster than usual for an Oliver Stone movie, the film hasn't even entered production and it's already being sharply criticized for favoring left-wing talking points over historical accuracy.
The dead giveaway that "W" is destined to be nothing more than low-brow ideological porn aimed at satisfying the legions of fanatical anti-Bush fetishists is the release date. Stone wants the filck to be up and running in theaters before the November election. So, unless you believe that a reactionary filmmaker like Oliver Stone is trying to swing the election for McCain, I'd expect something very similar to Nixon: both in storyline and attention to...facts.
My not particularly bold prediction? W tanks at the domestic box office, but soars in European theaters.