Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
The beauty of growing up with Oliver Stone films in the 1990's was that sense of being let in on a secret. Stone had some secret special insight and he was going to share it with the world.
Fast forward to now and I just don't feel the intrigue anymore. It's all out there before the film even comes out. There isn't anything new that I didn't already know. Case in point with Edward Snowden, the CIA Agent who leaked how the Government reads all our private emails and can track our every move.
I still regard Oliver Stone as as one of the greatest movie makers and with this he has nicely collected the shit that is out there and woven a great film that explores the reasons and most importantly humanized Edward Snowden.
I was impressed with the involvement of Snowden's girlfriend Lindsay Mills played by Shailene Woodley. It looks like she was major influence in his life and one of the main reasons for his sympathetic heart to shine through when discovering the Governments nasty ways.
Personally I thought Snowden should have just kept his mouth shut. I really don't care what the government know about me, as long as they keep weeding out Islamic terrorist, all the better. (Just in case the CIA reads my blog)
Levitt who plays Snowden is great but I think Stone could have saved some cash here and just hired Snowden and his girlfriend direct. With so much publicity and even good looks thrown in, they would have done just as well in getting out the message. ROB