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5 Movies with Horrible Presidents that Make Guys Cry

Firefilm | 18 Feb 2016 12:00
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DISCLAIMER: This is not a series dedicated to proving men shouldn't cry, or to suggest ONLY women cry and are therefore inferior. The goal of this series is to dispel the pre-established (yet flawed) notion that being "manly" and being disconnected from your emotions go hand-in-hand. Even the most macho of men enjoy and even shed a tear at films, and the sooner we can admit that the sooner the concept that one sex is better than the other can go away. While the approach to these articles is one of light-hearted comedy, the emotional core is valid. While men might be more hesitant to admit it, movies often times have the potential to make us cry, for example:

"Horrible President Movies"

Let's face it; the American political scene has devolved into some sort of dystopian version of itself. The Democrats lie to try to make themselves look honest and pure, while the Republicans have fully embraced the dark side of the force. What better way to distract us then by popping in a few innocent movies, right? Well, you might not want to press play on this week's list. Compiled here is a collection of cinematic Presidents that make our reality look tame by comparison. Leaders that are either wholly incompetent or corrupt beyond measure, these films take the demonized personas that exist only in political attack campaigns and bring them to life. Will these films distract you from reality, or remind you of the unfortunate world we can't press pause on? At least the movies are fun to watch.

1. Idiocracy

The only reason this movie wasn't a bigger box office hit is that it's so accurate that many people became scared at seeing a glimpse of our future (that, plus Harvey Weinstein is a total dick). Perhaps others were insulted that they felt ridiculed, which only proves the point that this film is the cinematic Nostradamus. In what might be his defining role, Luke "I got fat once" Wilson is an average modern man who is accidentally frozen, and wakes up in a future where humanity has devolved into drooling morons. Plants are watered with Gatorade and no one knows why that is killing them, technology is used but barely understood, and culture has degraded into porn and swift kicks to the groin. And at the helm of this disaster is President Camacho, a cross between a professional wrestler and an elementary school hall monitor. This president is hilarious but decidedly anti-intellectual, asking others to solve his problems so he can blame them when things don't work out. Sound familiar?

The sad part from this film is that in the end, no problem that was presented gets resolved. Humanity is stunted due to selective breeding and aversion to hard work, and Luke's three average kids versus the 32 stupid kids sired by his friend prove that stupidity will still overrun intelligence. It's basically a movie about a hopeful speed bump in an otherwise inevitable decline into extinction.

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