Monday, April 02, 2007


While the movie was not as bad as I feared, it was not Stephen Hunter's Point of Impact. Other than the initial plot points, a rigged (for want of a better term) assassination and a heroic (critics might rightly say superhuman) vet duped by the evil other, I found almost no similarities between the the movie and the novel.

Beyond the necessary contemporization (if that's a word) of the story and some of the action scenes, I never felt the disappointments or guilt of Bob Lee which made the novel so compelling. I hate to sound so touchy-feely, but it didn't resonate with me, unlike the way such a fan as this one found resonance in the movie series of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings .

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