“Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro has met Venezuela’s socialist leader Hugo Chavez, during a trip to the country to promote his latest film Che. The actor, who plays the part of the Argentine hero of the Cuban revolution, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, said “cinema had a big role as an educator.”
Yes, as in a film whose educational qualities include portraying:
*a doofus apparently incapable of applying a compass reading to a map, who split his guerrilla band and got both groups totally lost to where they walked in circles for four months shooting at each other more often than at the Bolivian forces,
*whose African soldiers used chicken feathers for helmets and had a witch doctor sprinkle them with magic water so 50 caliber bullets would bounce harmlessly off their bodies.
*who managed to shoot himself in the chin with his own pistol!–among other crackerjack guerrilla stunts –as a masterful military tactician.
* a movie that portrays a sniveling chump who surrendered with fully loaded weapons while whimpering -“Don’t Shoot! I’m Che! I’m worth to you more alive than Dead!” As valiantly shooting it out to the last bullet and taken prisoner against his will!!”
Benicio’s correct, somebody in cinema desperately needs to produce a new movie correcting the Castro-concocted lies in Benicio’s movie.