Sunday, May 30, 2010
I can't be the first person to comment on this, but wasn't this film basically about Obama? I mean, here's the first black president elected to lead a divided nation with a shameful history of white-on-black racial oppression. Whites are expecting the worst, and blacks are itching for payback. But the new president decides that it's more important to heal his nation than deliver to the people who put him in office, so he spends a lot of time trying to get blacks to swallow their desires and tolerate the whites who were oppressing them just a few years earlier. It almost seems like director Clint Eastwood's fantasy for what Obama should have been doing after his inauguration.