Deus Ex "drama" was cheesy at best.
Beautifully put, and exactly captures the point I was going for. The next four years in the US will be dramatic cheese, possibly worth a midnight viewing half-asleep if it's raining outside, but I wouldn't pay $12 to see the movie.
Have any of you listened to a Trump speech? They're not clever or funny, just dour grumblemuck--even if you have a comic book villain, you want him to be witty. He gave his inaugural speech about how miserable life in the US is as if he were still campaigning. (edit: and now apparently admitted to be have been written by the leader of the alt-right/Breitbart.com, Steve Bannon, which is kind of incredible if you think about a US presidential inauguration speech being written by a neonazi. FDR wept.) The only entertaining parts are things like his campaign team is being investigating for collaborating with Russian intelligence services, his bedazzling array of conflicts of interest between US interest & personal profit, his seeming inability to tell the truth, his regular trouncing of constitutional and ethical norms like casually flirting with use of torture or nuclear arms or not releasing his tax returns, his band of robber-baron cabinet picks who are openly on a mission to destroy the departments they now head, etc, etc, the list goes on and on, every day new fodder. It's cheap pulp-level thriller material, but one admittedly has to wonder with a certain morbid fascination what's going to catch up with him first.