Get ready for a surge of Obama-produced content for Netflix in the near future.
Netflix, along with former President Obama and his wife Michelle, co-partnered on a massive production deal with a slate of content including documentaries, television series and movies. Their “American Factory” documentary recently won the Oscar at the 2020 Academy Awards.
But their latest collaboration, Michelle’s “Becoming” documentary – piggybacking on the same title as her earlier released book – was not the “profound” quality critics were expecting.
Since former President Barack Obama was officially retired from the White House after a disastrous two terms, Barack and his wife Michelle have been signing multimillion-dollar deals, delivering hour-long speeches for six figures, buying luxury houses and taking lavish vacations.
But while that all seems like they’re keeping busy with post-White House life, they’re still responsible for initiating the deep state shadow government that we all know works overtime to destroy President Trump and his administration.
That’s their main job. It may seem like these two are too busy to worry about President Trump, but the reality is all of the aforementioned post-retirement endeavors are misdirection like a mischievous magician. It’s all a façade.
Michelle Obama was paid millions for her memoir as First Lady, but she lent the title from her book “Becoming” to her new Netflix documentary too.
In ultimate meta fashion, the new documentary follows Michelle Obama while she was on her book tour as she interacted with Americans. It even delves into deeper admissions like when she described having children as a “concession” that cost her “aspirations and dreams.” That’s a harsh way of viewing your own children.
Outside of that, it was shallower than a kiddie pool. And critics agree “Becoming” is a “bland,” “self-celebratory,” “paper-thin” documentary.
Time magazine critic Stephanie Zacharek said, “The big problem with Becoming is that of all the people who don’t need a hagiography, Obama is pretty much tops on the list. Obama deserves so much more than the worshipful glassy gaze of this documentary; she’s so far beyond it that it can barely contain her.”
Kate Erbland of Indiewire wrote, “While the film’s star and subject is never less than dazzling, even her most inspiring moments can’t obscure a paper-thin exploration of a remarkable life in transition,” while adding it was an, “unfocused collection of concepts that could all inspire their own films.”
Vulture critic Alison Willmore said, “Becoming is an act of legacy burnishing, no doubt, but it doesn’t feel like it’s laying the groundwork for a future campaign from its subject, no matter how adored it makes her look.”
This actually comes amid speculation that Democratic nominee frontrunner, Joe Biden, weighing his options for his vice president running mate after concluding he would choose a woman. Many liberals have called on Biden to choose Michelle Obama.
New York Times critic Lovia Gyarkye called it “routine” saying it felt “stagy.” Gyarkye added the movie “is not the candid Michelle Obama film that people might have been waiting for.”
People have been eagerly awaiting a Michelle Obama film? When did this happen and who are these people?
Also, notice all four of the aforementioned critics are not only liberal, but they’re all also female. That should speak volumes about the propaganda perpetuation in “Becoming” if even the liberals are not buying its attempted manipulation.
Netflix will ride this wave into the ground too. When will the streaming giant’s subscribers say enough is enough and threaten to cancel if they keep trying to spread propaganda?