This film could have gone one of several ways, it could have portrayed Snowden as a true American hero, it could have portrayed him as a traitor or it could have done exactly what it did do, which is to tell the whole story.
We see all aspects of Snowdens’ life, we learn how much he loved his country, how he was influenced by the people around him, how determined he was to do the right thing, we watched him learn right from wrong. That’s what makes this film so important. No matter your opinion of Edward Snowden, this film is sure to deepen your response to his actions, and to the whole evolution of the American intelligence community.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt performance I admit takes some getting used to, but knowing the time and extensive research he and the filmmakers put into the film you know how true to reality it really is (especially if you have seen any interviews with Edward Snowden).
Oliver Stone (Director) has made a movie that asks the audience to look at what this issue really means, and at who Edward Snowden really is.
Edward Snowden, “Terrorism is just an excuse.”
What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
The music can sometimes be overwhelming and slightly distracting.
|Hannah (Contributor) spends her days in Texas. She'll be found watching movies, reading scripts, making movies or eating.|