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The Post is a great look on how the press works, especially under pressure, who knew Spielberg could create a thrilling movie with boring press talk dialogue!!!
What I Like:
-This movie is a really good watch, and I give credit to Stephen Spielberg’s direction, he made a movie about the press and the dilemma of printing an article against the presidential government, and actually made it thrilling, I also give credit to the good writing as well
-The acting was superb, there is no doubt you get great acting by Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, it is expected, but you also get some great acting from Bob Odenkirk as a journalist who really made the publishing of the Pentagon Papers happen, it was great all around with the acting
-In a time where the freedom of the press is getting scrutinized, this is a good film that shows the power the press can give, and do whatever it takes to make the world better by reporting what is true, it shows that it is a right and not even the President of the US can stop it, awesome message
The So So:
-Yes, for the common people who don’t know the world of journalism, can get a little bored with the journalist’s dialogue about deadlines, leads, and sources, I get it, but Spielberg really made it understandable, and combined with the great acting it really made it fun to watch, and pulling for the journalists to do what is right
What I Didn’t Like:
-I was a little disappointed that they didn’t show the trial in the Supreme Court, I was interested to see how each side present their case, it only showed the beginning and then the end, and eventually the verdict, I just wanted to see more of what happened at the trial
You can compare this film to the Academy Award winner Spotlight which is also about the press and journalism, and I can honestly say this film is a lot better. The acting, writing, and the genius creation from director Steven Spielberg really made this movie a lot more interesting and thrilling. In a time where politics and journalism are facing off in battles, we need to see the film and realizes what our true rights really is. As long as you can back it up with the truth, no power can stop without calling it a dictatorship. For all my journalists, keep pressing for the truth!!!
Rating: 4.5 Stars