The transformation of British actor, Christian Bale into Dick Cheney in the upcoming film, ‘Vice’ is nothing short of amazing. Bale, better known for becoming super lean for ‘American Psycho’ and for getting shredded abs to play Batman reportedly gained 60 lbs for this role. His sizeable paunch apparently did not come from the film’s formidable makeup department.
Described as a “comedic biopic”, one will reflexively laugh at the dopey portrayals of Dubya and Rummy in this trailer and marvel at the incredible prostheses that almost remind one of the 1980s British political comedy puppet show, ‘Spitting Image’.
But really, there is nothing funny about members of the Bush Administration and I’m not sure what purpose is served by making a comedy out of the most criminal and bloodthirsty series of geopolitical travesties and corruption within the US Government in 21st century. If there was any justice in this world, most of these people would be publicly hanged.