OLIVER STONE blames the poor reception WORLD TRADE CENTER received in the international press on President GEORGE W BUSH, insisting he has turned the world against the US. The Oscar winner was dismayed when European critics slammed the movie following rescue workers after the 9/11 New York terrorist attacks, because he is proud of the film. He says, "We got nasty reviews everywhere. The highbrow press in England hated it. Germany was the worst, then Spain. Even Russia. "The whole world is politicised by George Bush and Iraq. You really feel it. "Anti-Americanism is rampant so it was a very threatening time to bring this movie out."
So let me get this straight. Until 2003 when President Bush invaded Iraq there was no Anti-Americanism? Everyone loved us?
Come on….we have been hated for decades for various reasons. Our wealth, our policies, our accents. While I agree that much of the world has made hating us into a great sport, it did not just happen during Bush’s watch.
Anyhoo, no one should be surprised by Stone’s complaints. He did it for Alexander:
At the British premiere of the film, Stone blamed "raging fundamentalism in morality" for the film’s US box office failure]. He argued that American critics and audiences had blown the issue of sexuality out of proportion.
And now he is doing it for WTC. He’s a little whiny spoiled brat who blames the rest of the world for his failures.
One last question, how does he explain the great reviews of United 93?