I watched the long awaited documentary of Andre the Giant, and in spite of it having a rotten tomato rating of 92%, I really didn't like it. This is not a documentary for someone who wanted to learn anything about Andre the Giant beyond where he was from, what he looked like, how much he supposedly drank, how sad it was to be him, or how Hogan feels about him. One thing I am very thankful for is that they didn't push the bullshit story (apparently started by Cary Elwes) that when Andre the Giant was a child he wasn't allowed on the school bus for being too big and was driven to school by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett where the two developed a warm friendship. It's a fun little story, but there isn't a shred of truth to it. It never fails that if Andre comes up in conversation, I have to put some nearby dumbass in their place who tries to talk about "Think you know all there is about Andre eh? Did you know that he and Sam Beckett were best friends!?" One thing I am slightly annoyed by is that there's a brief snippet of a news story stating that Andre was seriously being considered as a draft option for the Washington Redskins. This was a publicity stunt by Vince McMahon, and he's admitted that before. The documentary isn't just affiliated with WWE, it's so gunked up with pro-WWE bullshit that it doesn't surprise me that Kevin Dunn is the executive producer. Watching this documentary, you'd think that all Andre ever did in terms of being a prowrestler was a little bit of training in France, the WWWF, some time off, then the WWF. You're assured of all of that being true because Hogan spends three quarters of the documentary relaying it to you. There is too much fucking Hogan in this film. I would have been able to deal with Hogan being in this film if his time was evened out with literally anyone else. Ric Flair speaks for about ten seconds, and that's only to make light of Andre's shoe size to indicate that he must have had a large penis. Rob Reiner, Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, and Robin Wright all share happy memories of Andre for about thirty combined seconds. Tim White was given a decent amount of time, which makes a lot more sense than having Hogan and Vince relate to me how comical it was when Andre farted. This documentary, to me, was more about prowrestling history than it was about Andre's place in it. I was lectured on idiotic bullshit like the territory system, and how Vince McMahon heroically changed everything into a national system because he was smart enough to see that cable tv was becoming a thing. Watch it for yourself, they literally imply that Vince's insight into the wonder that was cable tv inspired him to broadcast his show around the country and that that was the sole reason for the WWF going national. I really got mad when they suggested that Andre left the WWWF because he was too weak to handle the schedule. For what seemed like twenty minutes, they went on and on and FUCKING ON about how fucking awesome Hulk Hogan is and how Hulk Hogan did this and Hulk Hogan did that and Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan Hulk Hogan and... oh wait, what the fuck is Andre doing here? Oh right, he came back for WrestleMania 3 because (according to the documentary) he wanted to die but didn't want to die until he had a big match. So WrestleMania 3 happened, and they milk the hell out of a bullshit story relayed by Vince and Hogan that Andre was never clear about how the finish would go and that there were doubts in their minds that he would even put Hogan over. According to this documentary, after WrestleMania 3 Andre was done with prowrestling and became a recluse at his ranch until he went back to France and died. Andre.... wrestled Hogan at WrestleMania 4 as well, didn't he? Yeah, I'm pretty sure he did that. Whatever, Kevin Dunn strikes again. I get that this documentary is about Andre the Giant, and that it didn't want to distract by exploring the drama and accomplishments of Monster Roussimoff. It's also likely that they didn't want to acknowledge all the times that Andre has been slammed, and the time that Canek beat him clean. If they had done that, it would have exposed their bullshit story and it would have slighted our impression of Hogan's accomplishments. I don't recommend that anyone on this forum watch the documentary, but if you must and you don't want to get HBO, I was able to find it as a free rental through DISH On Demand.