In my own defense, Impeachment was a very long movie--more than three years, almost as long as Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. I got up to go to the bathroom during the Mueller investigation, and I never got back on track.
And of course, when a movie is three years long, you gotta have some popcorn. I was smart enough to buy the Value Tub--the one that gives you unlimited refills. It was expensive--$250 plus tax, but I got 127 refills, so it was a pretty good deal.
But the popcorn breaks added to my confusion. I missed parts of the movie when I was making all those trips to the concession counter.
So fill me in. I thought the Mueller investigation concluded that Trump was not guilty of colluding with the Russians, but later in the movie, Hillary Clinton said that he was.
And then Trump was accused of making an illegal phone call to the president of Ukraine. And that had something to do with Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and all the rest of Biden's children. But that was never explained.
But here's the part that really befuddled me. The impeachment trial in the Senate was triggered by an anonymous whistleblower whose name was never revealed. And Representative Adam Schiff, the chief prosecutor, claimed he had never met the guy. Huh? To me, that part of the movie just wasn't believable.
Obviously, the director of the movie, Nancy Pelosi (who played herself in the film), should have cut a lot of the scenes. In my opinion, the movie could have been cut down to about a year and a half.
And there were casting errors. The guy who played Robert Mueller was obviously miscast. He was supposed to be this bulldog investigator with ironclad integrity, but he came off as some sleepy old guy who was trying to find the remote on his television.
I tell you this--I am not going to watch that movie again. I'm too old to watch three-year movies.
But I'm pumped about the sequel, which comes out next summer--Impeachment: The Empire Strikes Back! This one is about the expulsion of Adam Schiff from the House of Representatives, and Joaquin Phoenix plays Shiff wearing Joker makeup.
I can't wait to see it, and I understand it's only about two months long.
|Joaquin Phoenix playing Adam Schiff in Impeachment: The Empire Strikes Back
This essay is also posted at my blog site on American culture: Saints of Flyover Country, flyoversaints.org.