Throughout the movie Mr. Soderbergh mixes the wild beauty of his landscapes with images of Che heroically engaged in battle, thoughtfully scribbling and reading, and tending to ailing peasants and soldiers."Ocean's Eleven" with better cigars. "Ocean's Eleven" with better cigars. "Ocean's Eleven" with better cigars.
Che wins, Che loses, but Che remains the same in what plays like a procedural about a charismatic leader, impossible missions and the pleasures of work and camaraderie - "Ocean's Eleven" with better cigars.
This is sickeningly idiotic and ahistorical and immoral snark. Che was a tyrannical murderer, a charismatic psychopath with in common with Pol Pot and Charles Manson than either a REAL REVOLUTIONARY George Washington or even arch-lib moron George Clooney.
A more accurate statement would be "Killing Fields with better cigars". Or "gulags with better cigars."
It's freakin' sickening - this paean to the murderous Che. But not so surprising coming from the NYTIMES and Hollywood.
THE NYTIMES IS AFTER ALL, JUST PRAVDA WITH NO CIGARS.
And admiration for Che it is to be expected from those who admire Obama.
Leftists like tyrannical utopianists. And make excuses for them.
I feel that if elected - PLEASE G-D FORBID!_ - Obama may indeed to turn out to be WORSE than Attlee and worse than Fidel; Obama may very well become our Pol Pot.