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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    What's the word on this new movie starring Mark Wahlberg?

    The movie is based on Stephen Hunter's "Point of Impact," which was the first book of a triology. I loved those books. Perfect light reading fare.
  2. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    I like Hunter's books a lot also. Although the movie, from the previews I saw, looks like it's just trying to ape the Bourne films.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I found a Baltimore Sun interview with Hunter where he said he was very pleased with how the movie turned out. That's probably enough to entice me into seeing the movie.
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    I thought the Bourne movie series was excellent. This doesn't look like it comes anywhere near that caliber.
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I'm a Marky Mark fan (Three Kings, The Departed, The Perfrct Storm, Good Vibrations, Wild Side) and I enjoyed this book, so I'll probably see it at some point.
  6. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    I liked the Stephen Hunter books, but Mark Wahlberg seems miscast as Bob Lee Swagger. I pictured that guy as being older, and well...more of a redneck. I don't mean that in a deragatory or racist way.
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    You rang?
  8. OTD

    OTD Active Member


    I thought we were gonna run the old picket fence on 'em.
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    That was my first thought as well. Reading the books, I pictured somebody like Billy Bob Thornton in the role.
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Good call.
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    With writing_irish in a cameo role as an elevator operator.
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