I Cannot Believe This Is the Actual Peter Gabriel Song & Music Video for Oliver Stone’s Snowden Movie

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Oliver Stone’s Snowden movie is out tomorrow, and this is its original song and music video. Yes, really.

This, of course, has no bearing on whether or not the movie is any good, but an original song that feels like it came from an ’80s movie certainly isn’t going to help. It also doesn’t help that the review that clued me into the existence of this so-bad-it’s-good gem says that the major—and societally important—events depicted in the film are glossed over in favor of focusing on relationship drama between Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills (Shailene Woodley). I also don’t love that Woodley is 11 years younger than JGL, while Mills is two years younger than Snowden.

All in all, this video is kind of exactly what I’d expect from the film industry’s take on an important technology issue, especially judging by what I’ve seen in Snowden clips so far.

(via Gizmodo, image via Open Road Films)

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