Jul 072007

Movie Poster for ShooterBob Lee Swagger, one of the world’s great marksmen and the son of a Congressional Medal of Honoree, is a loner living in the Rockies. He’s left the military, having been hung out to dry in a secret Ethiopian mission a few years before, when he’s recruited by a lisping colonel to help find a way that the President of the US might be assassinated in one of three cities in the next two weeks. He does his work, but the shot is fired notwithstanding and Bob Lee is quickly the fall guy: wounded and hunted by thousands, he goes to ground and, aided by two unlikely allies, searches for the truth and for those who double-crossed him. All roads lead back to Ethiopia.

Antoine Fuqua

Action, Mystery, Thriller

Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Rhona Mitra, Danny Glover, Lane Garrison, Mackenzie Gray, Adrian Hughes, Elias Koteas, Darren Massey, Rade Serbedzija, Jonathan Walker (II), Justin Louis, Tate Donovan, Alan C. Peterson (II), Ned Beatty

Lay and I watched this movie on DVD last night. We’d tried several times to rent it, but it was always out. My overall impression of the movie was good. I think Wahlberg has matured into an excellent actor. While I have not yet read the book from which the movie was adapted, it seem to be a fairly complete story.

My main concern was the “love interest” that developed in the story. That was just way too predictable. Ned Beatty, as the crooked Senator, actually made a few good points about how the world operates today. So, on the whole, I consider it a well made film, and definitely worth watching.

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