November 1, 2004

Oldies and Goodies

I remain pleasantly surprised by how well The Hunt for Red October holds up, every time I view it in the years downrange. Much as I dislike T3h Baldwin, it does contain my three favorite movie men (Sean Connery, James Earl Jones, Scott Glenn). Other than perhaps-forgivable Reagan-era paranoia ("the God-damned thing's made to start a war!" -really? What were ours made for then?) and overly Disco-looking Soviet submarine control rooms, it's just a hell of a lot of fun. And to be fair, the paranoia was significantly toned down from the book version, heh.

Not that the book was bad. All hail the Laserdisc!

"Hey, Ryan...be careful what you shoot at. Mosht thingsh in here don't react well to bulletsh."

Posted by jbz at November 1, 2004 10:12 PM