Takes the formula of the Adult Swim infomercial, which has become a kind of genre in itself, and slathers it with dumb gross-out humor. Maybe it’s an ironic comment on something?
Hm, I didn't hate this as much as other people whose opinions I trust.
Why? Good question! It's deeply flawed and patronizing, especially if you're familiar with the material. Like "The Iron Lady," a more traditional biopic that also fell flat, it smashes together historical moments that don't make sense together; there it was Thatcher for some reason being in government during the "Winter of Discontent," here it's leaving out the entire Gulf War, the basis for Cheney's reputation.
Why can’t every movie be like this, mutilating a story from history into a hilarious collection of slanders? Also, no spoilers, but you’ve never seen such a successful dramatic use of Emma Stone’s freakishly large eyes.
Everyone’s amazing in this, but the MVP might be Nicholas Hoult as a dandy fop who is actually right about the war.