Tuesday, September 12, 2006

CRITIQUE & REVIEW: The Path to 9/11, Part 2

I was impressed by the final night of the ABC mini-series “The Path to 9/11”. I was less impressed with the casting decision on the Vice President Cheney character. Yikes! Just because Cheney is balding and has gray hair, does he have to be a doddering old man?

The Condi Rice characterization wasn’t the body-blow that the Sandy Berger characterization was.

Was Richard Clark really “in charge” of the meeting on the day of the attacks? It looks like Cheney and Rice were spectators in that meeting.

Look: 6
Story: 9
Acting: 6
Goal: 10
Intangibles: 9
Overall: 8.5

The above scores are based on a 10-point scale.
  • Look has to do with the visual artistry of the film.
  • Story rates the how compelling the film’s plot is.
  • Acting rates the overall performances of the actors.
  • Goal measures the success of the film at accomplishing its goal… does a comedy make you laugh, does a thriller cause goose bumps.
  • Intangibles score any special circumstances or accomplishments the movie deserves to be recognized for.
  • Overall rating is not an average of the other categories, just this reviewer’s impression of the entire work and how I would rate the film to a friend.

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