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OMG this movie is incredible. Pretty standard fare, but the bad guys are written as the most evil fuckers imaginable - Blackwater analogues responsible for a mass killing, led by a "Senator" who in one scene is shown hunting with a bunch of his buddies...

Very topical.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 26th, 2007 9:23pm
It was pretty mundane.  Totally overdone for how tough he is, pulling bullets out of his shoulder or whatever it was...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 26th, 2007 9:59pm
Huh, I just watched it for the first time last week; it's pretty good.

But if you like the movie you should really read the book _Point of Impact_ by Stephen Hunter. I've been a huge fan for years.

The guy can do suspense.
Permalink Send private email Mongo 
July 26th, 2007 10:33pm
If it's not obvious, the movie is based on the book (written in 1993, btw).
Permalink Send private email Mongo 
July 26th, 2007 10:37pm
I liked it quite a bit.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 26th, 2007 10:40pm
I will watch this movie and test your guys taste in movies.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 26th, 2007 10:51pm
Bad call, Bot - we're not sure we trust YOUR taste... [g]
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 26th, 2007 10:53pm
You dont have to trust my taste, but I have no life, movies are a great diversion so I have seen a lot of them.  ha.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 26th, 2007 11:00pm
I'll see your "I have no life and watch a lot of movies" and raise you my "I watch too much TV"
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 26th, 2007 11:02pm
I win the showdown: I spend hours on CoT, clicking refresh, waiting for new posts.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 27th, 2007 1:26am
Like Mongo says.  The book is excellent.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 27th, 2007 7:30am
Ok Philo, you win this round.  I saw the movie and yea it was pretty good action.

My only complaint.  Guy got scruffed up in the beginning and it felt like a fair match. 

Then for the rest of the movie the guy turns into superman.  Doesnt get scratched or anything.  It was like, "Oh wow, there are 500 people chasing him, with helicopters and all, will he make it...of course"
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 27th, 2007 10:23am
Yup, extremely well done movie.  The 'bad-guys' were completely stereo-typed, which was unfortunate.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 27th, 2007 10:29am
Oh, and rather ultra-violent -- people getting shot in the head, landscape blowing up, that sort of thing.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 27th, 2007 10:30am
Anybody notice Danny Glover's lisp or whatever that was.  He sounded like he had all of his teeth knocked out and then put back in.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 27th, 2007 3:04pm

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