2019-12-05 17:28:31 UTC
Maybe not a "Past Film" but certainly one that should be
Purported to be a true story yet riddled with inaccuracies,
"The Irishman" is the dull tail of a spent director partnered
with aging actors in a bitter attempt to prove that their
best days are behind them.
It's a $140 million White Elephant.
The cast was awesome, I'm not going to deny that. They
simply lacked a story worth telling and a director who knew
how to edit.
The story is riddled with inaccuracies. The Bay of Pigs, for
example, was a plan concocted under Ike and Vice
President Nixon, Kennedy's opponent, and NOT Kennedy.
And how on earth could an Irish Catholic candidate need
the help of the Italian mafia to win Mayor Daily's Chicago?
Kennedy didn't even need Illinois! He had enough Electoral
Votes to win even if he lost Illinois! And if Nixon hadn't
stolen California the election would have been a landslide!
And the Hoffa nonsense?
"Eew! Eew! I slept on a cot in Hoffa's room, even though
we had never even met before. That's why there's no
record of me being there."
Listen up: If the police are turning their backs on your
crimes, as the story claims, you don't have to import stealth
mobsters to do your dirty work. The police don't care, you
just told us, so you can use anyone. There's never any fear
of getting caught.
The story is shameful, self refuting nonsense. They took
Jimmy Hoffa, JFK and mob hitmen and mixed them all into
a ridiculously inaccurate story that would have seemed slow
even if it had been kept to a reasonable length, only they
stretched it to three and a half hours.
"The Irishman" is a must-miss of a film.