Daily Archives: June 25th, 2006

The Manchurian Candidate

We finally watched this last night, instead of Superman III, which just looked a bit dumb.

It was good!  Denzel truly is brilliant, and Meryl Streep is really quite evil (we had just seen a trailer for The Devil wears Prada, and she looks pretty evil in that too).  Urgh to the Oedipal bit… it’s very clever, the whole story:  good twists etc, and good characters.  J didn’t get into it at the start, but I was hooked from the beginning.  American politics and big business… and the Gulf War… good mix for a story, not so much for the real world.