The Post tried to use the star power of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep to lure people out to see Steven Spielberg’s latest movie. It is hard not to think about other newspaper related movies like All the President’s Men and Spotlight when watching The Post. The reason I bring them up is because of the drama attached to those stories and how the lack of any action really keep you locked into the story and the dirt behind them. This particular story is about a newspaper trying to make a name for itself by breaking the law and printing classified information about the war in Vietnam. That’s really it. A woman may be in charge and the guys on the board want to be in control, so that’s where a lot of the drama actually comes from. The information they have isn’t gonna change the world and the only reason Hanks’ character pushes for the story is to be the first to break the news. The Post is being considered for Best Picture and I just didn’t see it. Out of the handful of films I’ve already seen in 2018, this is just a middle of the pack kind of story that I may watch again someday or I may not. 5/10
2 thoughts on “The Post (2017)”
I was really onboard with this movie until the final 15 minutes. Then it became this hammy, speechy thing that it didn’t need to be. When writing my review it was hard to weigh what all I liked with what I disliked.
Hmm…hopefully Spielberg won’t bore me.