September 2, 2012, - 12:19 am
“2016: Obama’s America”: Boring Rehash of Old News; Attacks Obama For Not Backing Syrian Al-Qaeda Rebels (Whom Obama IS Backing)
I believe in truth in advertising, and “2016: Obama’s America” should be called “Dinesh D’Souza: Me, Me, Me, Me, Buy My Book on Obama, and Watch Me Rip Off Everyone Else By Repeating Their Old News.” I’m not sure why so many on the right are raving over this movie. Aside from being incredibly boring, there’s nothing new here. If you’ve read about Obama and who he is, since before he was elected, you know everything in this movie. D’Souza merely ripped off the good research and work of others and regurgitated it to promote his book, “Obama’s America.” And it worked because the book is now on the best-seller list. This movie is merely an amateurish infomercial for his theft and repetition of everyone else’s work. And much of the movie is Dinesh D’Souza inserting himself and his background and comparing himself to Obama. Me, me, me, me. No one cares about you, Dinesh. The movie is not called, “Obama and ME.”
As I previously told you, I don’t support Dinesh D’Souza or anything he does because he’s a shameless apologist for Islam, says Muslims are just “1950s Americans” and attacks those of us on the right who see the credible threat of Islam to America. He’s written books and made a lot of money on these claims and blamed America for 9/11, saying Muslims have a right to hate us because we are too decadent. He’s a darling of the HAMAS CAIR crowd. Then in this movie, he hypocritically attacks Obama for being too pro-Muslim. Um, look in the mirror Dinesh. Also, he attacks Obama for not supporting the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood/Al-Qaeda rebels. Um, how is that a conservative position? In fact, Obama is supporting those rebels. That’s the problem. D’Souza decries a “United States of Islam” with the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Libya. Is Dinesh that intellectually vacant (or dishonest) that he denies the stark, undeniable fact that the rebels in Syria are the same guys? The same Muslim Brotherhood? D’Souza is a fraud and a hypocrite.
But I went and wasted my $10 and 1.5 hours to see this underwhelming, overrated, waste of time documentary.
Despite claims by both Rush Limbaugh that this movie was “#1 #3, or #4” last weekend, the movie was #7 at the box office last week, against crappy August movies. Deadline Hollywood’s Nikki Finke (who’s now shown herself as completely unreliable) falsely reported last Friday–in headlines touted on her lapdog Drudge’s site–that the movie was #1 that Friday night when it was barely #4. And that’s because it’s not a well done documentary. It’s less than 1.5 hours but seems like forever. It’s slow and boring, and there’s nothing new in it. Every second is filled with loud music, a sign of a weak movie, especially in a documentary, where the information imparted should stand on its own. Instead, loud beats accompany every single inch of film. The camera work is herky jerky, and I guess Dinesh thought he was making “The Blair Witch Project” sequel. It was annoying to watch, as were his cheap interviews showing him on a cell phone and showing the interviewee responding by phone. Amateurish. Much of the movie filled with pointless interviews from people like Daniel Pipes (a fraud who claims that Islam is not a problem, just a fictional “Islamism”–and on those grounds, he should have no problem with Obama who embraces Islam, not Pipes fictional creation). An interview with a psychiatrist who did studies on fatherless sons’ behavior echoes what I wrote about Obama back in 2006. Yawn. Old news. Obama’s brother? All of us already knew about him. D’Souza’s interview with him isn’t news.
Obama’s father was a Muslim from Kenya who was polygamous and fathered many children with many women. Really? Not news to me or you. Obama is a far leftist with Marxist leanings who was taught by his Marxist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. Old news. Obama’s pastor was Jeremiah Wright, a racist. Wow, who knew? Next, D’Souza will be telling me about these new things called the Internet, electricity, and plumbing that I didn’t know about either. Much of the movie is D’Souza reading portions of Obama’s books. Those have been hashed and rehashed to death. We know what’s in them.
Yup, I learned nothing from this movie. I wasn’t even entertained. And that’s the thing. Hate Michael Moore if you want (I do), but he knows how to make an entertaining (if lie-filled) documentary. He’s funny, irreverent, and he knows how and when to insert music and pop culture references. His anti-Bush movie, “Fahrenheit 9/11” (read my review), was number one at the box office in 2004 against blockbuster movies in the middle of the summer. Theaters were packed. And yet, Bush was still re-elected. When I went to the movie, last Saturday night, there were only nine people in the theater, and all of them were already voting against Obama. None of them (I talked to them on the way out) found anything new in the movie, either. And, like I said, the movie was barely #7 last weekend, even against crappy competition in the movie cemetery of August, where studios send the crappy movies to die a quick, painless death.
A lot of things D’Souza says Obama did not do–stopping Iran, cutting wasteful spending–Bush didn’t do for eight years. And neither will Romney.
The movie might have been useful in 2008, but now it’s just a boring yawn-fest. And a waste of your time and money. Of course, Dinesh D’Souza couldn’t have made this movie in 2008 because that’s when those who actually wrote the stories Dinesh lifted for this movie were doing the real work, the actual heavy lifting, while he sat back awaiting his chance at shoplifting them.
Oh, and back then, Dinesh D’Souza was busy trumpeting the HAMAS CAIR party line and singing the praises of Islam. He hasn’t changed his tune on that, except for the brief try at pretense on it in this movie.
Watch the trailer . . .
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