Watch out, Scorsese.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a Hollywood-caliber commercial Wednesday. Yes, it portrayed President Obama as the economic Antichrist. Yes, it played up America as “the last great hope of mankind,” whatever that means. Yes, footage was shot from outer space months after the GOP proposed NASA cuts.
But objectively speaking, Rick Perry’s commercial is almost actually the single greatest cinematic achievement since, like, The Empire Strikes Back. Or at least better than anything we saw in the theater this summer.
It feels like a movie trailer, complete with a plot line, a villain, a hero, a cool font, and dynamic camera angles. The only thing missing is James Earl Jones.
It remains to be seen how this ad will affect the leading Republican nominee’s campaign as the presidential race heats up. But one thing is for certain: If he loses, he won’t be able to blame the video team.
Take a look and judge for yourself: