This morning, I received a Facebook post from an old compadre of mine down in Texas, suggesting the boycott of Spielberg’s latest film, The Post, presumably for being politically inflammatory. Knowing little about the new release, except that it features Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, I proceeded to Google it and found some interesting results!
The featured items at the top of my initial Google results:
Trump White House Asks to Screen Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ (Exclusive) – The Hollywood Reporter
Bob Odenkirk wins raves for playing a little-known newspaper hero in Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ – Detroit Free Press
Having not seen the flick yet, perhaps my opinion may be a little premature and even unfounded, but here goes.
Trump has definitely been one thing throughout the first year of his term, and that’s controversial, but he definitely doesn’t need an All the President’s Men to further antagonize him and his administration.
I’m not necessarily “Pro Trump”, I just have to learn to “like it”. Regardless of being a Republican by tradition or whether I “like” our current President or not, it’s just “prudent” to stick with the collective decisions made by one’s peers (consensus). After all, nothing is permanent, is it?
I do like Spielberg, Streep and Hanks, however, and can’t see how this latest work could be anything but entertaining and worthwhile. Anxious to see this one, regardless, or maybe because, of the suggestion to “boycott” it!