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Sum of All Fears

2002-06-01 05:36:32+00 by meuon 5 comments

I'm not a good movie critic, but I enjoyed Sum of All Fears. I also found it very disturbing. A movie about a terrorist detonating a nuclear bomb is no longer entertaining the way it would have been. The standard action adventure flick became a reminder of the recent past and hopefully not a glimpse of the near future.

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#Comment made: 2002-06-01 16:58:01+00 by: starbreeze

Did you read the book before you saw the movie? I read the book back in high school I think (it's been a while) and I'm anxious to see how well the movie keeps to the book. I love Tom Clancy, and I've loved just about every movie made from his books.

What did you think about Ben Affleck taking over the character of Jack Ryan from Harrison ForD?

#Comment made: 2002-06-01 17:36:18+00 by: Pete

Alec Baldwin originated the role, right?

#Comment made: 2002-06-01 18:08:52+00 by: Shawn

Yes. In Hunt For Red October.

#Comment made: 2002-06-01 18:51:55+00 by: meuon

I read the book years ago, and the movie was based on the book, not a representation of it. Ben said it well in a TV interview "I may not be what Harrison Ford was like at my age, but I hope to grow up to be like Harrison Ford", I'd say he made a decent young Jack Ryan. But then, I am an easy movie critic, all I expect is to be entertained worthy of my $11+ investment in a movie and a diet coke. Being able to ride my bicycle around downtown at night and decide to see a good movie in a decent theater at the last minute is a wonderful freedom. Riding back after midnight is a strange almost surreal joy. Stopping at Miller Park, where an impromptu-ish techno-pop mini-rave is happening and watching the kids dance (what was that smell?) until the police nicely tell them it's time to call it a night.. and then freaking out the pseudo-homeless on Main street as a chubby white redneck rides back to the Virtual Building at 2am is almost better than the movie.

#Comment made: 2002-06-02 01:39:18+00 by: topspin

Dang, meuon, you're makin' me wish I still lived downtown. The late night rides are made even better if you stop by the deck at the Lion, of course. Email... I can rack my bike and meet you somewhere for night rides.