Thursday, March 3, 2011

Matt Damon Ditches Obama

Matt Damon had been one of the great celebrity supporters, appearing on campaign and fundraising activities, of the then Democratic candidate for U.S. President Barrack Obama who, among with the majority of Americans, had viewed a new U.S. through Obama's win.

Last year when asked on how he views Obama's performance, the actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter, was keen to admit that he is “disappointed”. However in a show of respect he says the president needs “more time”.

Today, a year later, when asked by CNN's Piers Morgan on whether Obama is doing a good job Damon simply and very forwardly replied, “No.”

Damon is only one in a whole slew of celebrities and even commoners who felt that the first black president of the United States let them down from everything ranging from gay rights, to failure to close a military detention center in Guantanamo Bay to the unfruitful bringing of lawmakers and the American public to rally behind the clean energy bill.

 As to Damon's latest project The Adjustment Bureau with Emily Blunt he didn't quite got away scathe-free since the reviews for this movie had been mixed.

The Adjustment Bureau is about an ambitious politician played by Damon who falls for a ballet dancer played by Blunt. Agents of Fate do everything to prevent David, played by Damon, and Elise, played by Blunt, from being together. In short, the movie is a you-and-me-against-the-world-124-minutes-offering highlighted by the out-of-this-world approach.

Since comments ranging from better movies with the same story already exist to the good chemistry between Damon and Blunt it seems Damon's decision to cast a true yet controversial answer, that would gain headlines and thus add a little more extra dollars to this Universal Pictures offering, in Piers Morgan's show is a clever move to this former Harvard student who left school forHollywood.