TRUMP: THE ART OF THE INSULT REVIEWED
While watching “The Art of the Insult”, I can’t help but wonder about timing. As I finished the documentary, Trump was on Twitter bragging about his ability to trigger a Nuclear War. Did this inspire me to dig back into the previous 95 minutes watching as the Trump fanfare won over stupid people at the Primaries? Even then, he never won over a ton of people. He won enough. What Trump did that worked was he made the media fall in love with his ability to create a good story.
Jeb! became a low-energy sadness turtle and HRC remained Crooked. Ted Cruz was a liar and Marco Rubio was little. He never bothered with Bernie Sanders, as that guy could travel in time with the help of Michael J. Fox. But, what else is there to say here? Trump was good at talking crap? Yeah, he’s a name caller that knew how to pick on trust fund kids and Russian bought politicians. Is the bar so low that we start applauding that behavior?
Judging by my favorite movies of last year, the answer is Yes. Consider this a long way to go to promote The Top Films of 2017 (15-1) coming this weekend.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 1/23/18
Video - 88%
Audio - 87%
Film Score - 90%
The Plot Thus Far
Thirty years after he authored The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump used The Art of the Insult to brand political opponents and bash the media all the way to the White House. While critics insisted "The Donald" was merely a chaotic sideshow, Trump was dominating the 24-hour news cycle with a master plan of political incorrectness. Hurling insults like Low-Energy Jeb, Lyin' Ted, Crooked Hillary, Little Marco, Pocahontas, and Fake News, Trump emerged in 2016 as an unstoppable political phenomenon who transformed the Presidential race into the greatest show on earth. Trump The Art of the Insult tells the story of Donald Trump's improbable journey from Trump Tower to rallies across America to the debate stage, where he reveled in mocking and taunting rivals with targeted insults and nicknames, leaving them gasping for air. Not only did he push frontrunner Jeb Bush out of the Presidential race early on, Trump proved him wrong when Bush lectured during a debate "Donald, you can't insult your way to the Presidency." In Trump The Art of the Insult, the President is often sophomoric and sometimes brutal, yet always entertaining. Love or hate Donald Trump, you'll find yourself laughing along with the leader of the free world, and marveling at Trump, a marketing genius and performance artist who, despite being a Manhattan billionaire, captured the hearts of middle America.