Christian Bale was right to thank Satan for the inspiration behind ‘Vice’
By The Christian Post
According to Jesus, Satan is “a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). It is quite appropriate, then, that actor Christian Bale thanked Satan after winning a Golden Globes award for best actor in his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the comedy-drama “Vice,” since the movie’s portrayal of Cheney is based more on falsehoods than on truth.
Film critic Michael Medved had this to say about the movie in a radio commentary aired January 10th: “‘Vice’ is an inept, incoherent dud that portrays its subject as a one-dimensional, diabolical monster, ignoring a real-life record of achievement as White House Chief of Staff, five term Congressman, Defense Secretary and two-term Vice President.”
He continued, “The obsession with demonizing conservatives produced this misbegotten mess, smearing a patriotic public servant who retired a decade ago, and going so far as to suggest that he didn’t deserve the heart transplant he received in 2011.”
This, then, begs the question: Why make the movie now? What has Cheney done to deserve this? What on earth would inspire this?
Medved writes, “By classifying this pitch-dark film as a ‘comedy’ its producers cheerfully shrug off any sense of historical or artistic responsibility and, as Bale darkly suggests, serve Satan.”
Ironically, the movie claims to be fact-based. Or, kind-of fact-based.
As noted by Kyle Smith on National Review, “The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: It’s a ‘true story, we’re told. But it’s hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So it’s really Cheney’s fault if anything in the movie happens to be wrong.”
These are just some of the allegations against Cheney that Smith lists:
“Dick Cheney (into whom Christian Bale disappears) is portrayed as a dirtbag who was kicked out of Yale for boozing and brawling.”
“Cheney is to blame for the launch of ISIS because he publicly mentioned the name of terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, thus making him a superstar . . .”
“Bush started the Iraq War not because he (and Cheney) thought it was the right thing to do but because they needed a PR stunt to make Americans like their team.”
The father of lies lives!
Also at National Review, Ben Shapiro placed “Vice” in its recent historical context.
Source:The Christian Post