The Manchurian Candidate - Journal of Omnifarious
Aug. 7th, 2004
12:34 am - The Manchurian Candidate
I went to see the new version of The Manchurian Candidate. It was really good.
Sometimes, you have the dark feeling that your government is out of your control, and everything you see is set on a stage with shadowy puppeteers somewhere you can't see, making it all work. This movie captures that feeling perfectly, gives it a face, and makes it real. It and Enemy of the State should be seen together for a real night of paranoia brought to life.
The scary thing about it all, is you wonder just how much of it could actually happen. I happen to know that most of Enemy of the State could happen. I think The Manchurian Candidate in the form presented in the film is rather far-fetched, but I don't think the basic idea is.