Site Rating: 2 out of 10 stars
"Fair Game" is the biopic of CIA spy, Valerie Plame and her husband,
U.S. Ambassador, Joseph C. Wilson. It is based on Plame's book "Fair Game:
My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House." And betrayed she was, as
the corrupt Bush Administration vengefully outed her as a spy, endangering her
life, because they were upset at Wilson's report stating there are no nuclear
weapons in Iraq.
The movie explores the time frame
leading up to former U.S. President George W. Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq,
which was based on the deceitful premise that dictator Saddam Hussein, had
obtained and was about to use Weapons of Mass Destruction against the world.
Prior to the war, Wilson was sent on a mission to ascertain the truth and when
he debunked said claims, the Bush Administration, who only invaded Iraq to steal
oil, grew enraged.
Due to lack of self-control and being power obsessed, the Bush Administration
vengefully exposed Plame as a spy, which could have gotten her killed by
terrorists. Those were bad times for America, because people watched
disheartened as the White House broke the law, then used a presidential pardon
to get away with it.
A judge also unjustly dismissed Plame's lawsuit against Bush & co, which
was the wrong thing to do under the circumstances. However, things did not pan
out for Bush , as his presidency devolved into abject failure and disgrace. Bush
and Cheney set in motion events that would bankrupt America and destroy the government's
name in the world.
The film "Fair Game" had good special efx and sets, but the acting
was not as strong as it could have been. Had the film been done in a different
way, more people would have filled theaters to view it, as it is a good story