Fulvue Drive-In.com
Current Reviews
In Stores Soon
In Stores Now
DVD Reviews, SACD Reviews Essays Interviews Contact Us Meet the Staff
An Explanation of Our Rating System Search  
Category:    Home > Reviews > Special Interest > Biography > Politics > Profile > The Reagans: The Legacy Endures (2014/Image DVD)

The Reagans: The Legacy Endures (2014/Image DVD)

Picture: C Sound: C Extras: D Main Program: C+

Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States of America, the actor who became the president. But who was he? Behind all the politics, make up, and speeches what do we remember him for? Was he a good or bad president? What was the legacy that he left America? This program takes you through some of the highlights of the Reagans, their life, and what they meant to the American people.

What is an American President? Is it what he represents, who he is, what he said, or what he did? Ronald and Nancy Regan were an ideal American couple, two actors (he was also a long time corporate advertising spokesman and once ran the Screen Actors Guild) living the American Dream to (eventually) become rich and famous. As the First Lady, Nancy Regan did a lot of charity work and Ronald gave speeches that inspired and reminded what the American spirit should be. While he worked to help revive the economy, Reagan was also an expert in making public speeches, he made amends for the Vietnam War and Veterans, Japanese American interment camps and the mistreatment of African Americans. He also promised on lowering the national debt and putting back American values and pride. Not all of that worked out, of course.

How do you think the American President was? Was he good or was he bad? I think the answers to those questions depends on its people. If Americans feel they were better off after a President's term, so be it. Most Presidents like to be remembered as if they did some good, but nowadays we'll settle for protecting our jobs. Are Americans employed? Is the economy working? Is the military strong? Can you be proud to call yourself an American? In truth, not much has changed, America is always fighting someone, we don't protect the peace as much as we care about the American business. America is the greatest country in the world, but has America made this world a better place for the rest of the world?

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital sound are very, very average here and there are no extras, so this is very, very basic.

- Ricky Chiang


 Copyright © MMIII through MMX fulvuedrive-in.com