It was a good movie, I saw it on Tuesday.Interesting. Gary Oldman is a awesome Churchill:
Btw, Oldman says he reads a lot about Churchill and wants play him again.
Yeah, I heard about the contrived subway scene. A blemish on a good movie, unnessary. It is a good movie though because the emotions are brought out and Oldman amazingly morphs into Churchill.It was a good movie, I saw it on Tuesday.
Oldman is kind of a fruitcake though. He believed Lee Harvey Oswald had been set up and one of the deleted scenes of JFK was Oldman (as Oswald) crying in a fantasy courtroom setting about how innocent Oswald was.
As good as Darkest Hour was, same kind of problems. You had Churchill in some fantasy scene set on a subway - it never happened. And the real Churchill was a white supremacist so it's funny to see him giving affectionate pats to the obligatory visible minority in the subway scene. Kind of takes away from the power of Churchill's leadership and pugnaciousness when you invent scenes where women are basically telling him what to do. Not because I think women or minorities are in some way weaker or incapable of making important decisions - but because in this specific case, it never happened. I have no problem with stuff being "dramatized" in a movie, but when it's invented solely for political correctness, I lose interest. A shame, as his portrayal was very good and I found most of it very moving.