July 24, 2002

It took everything I had to sit through this load of bullshit.

First off, Brad Pitt is only in it for 20 minutes or so. And except for the very beginning and the very end, he is only seen through flashbacks. Don’t get me wrong, I am not one of those sad girls who will watch anything, even Meet Joe Black, just because he’s in it. But I’d much rather watch him than Robert Redford’s craggily ass. Why the fuck did he get a lifetime achievement award at the Oscars this year? What the fuck has he done in the last 10-15 years, or ever, to deserve that? I admit he has been in a few entertaining films, but I chalk that up to Paul Newman or Dustin Hoffman rubbing off on him. The Horse Whisperer? PLEASE!

I’m a civilian and I thought the plot was lame. Couldn’t they think of a better way to get into the prison than shutting off the electricity BOTH times? So I asked my friend Howard, who runs War Games at the Pentagon, his opinion. “…the plot was just stupid!! How could one retiring CIA guy launch a war against China just by forging a signature??? Military operations just don’t work like that!!” Then I asked Professor Sean about it and he said he turned it off after the opening sequence. Okay, good, it’s not just me – it really was a shitty movie.


Year – 2001
Rating – R
Runtime – 126 minutes
Genre – Spy Shenanigans
Director(s) – Tony Scott
Writer(s) – Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata
Actor(s) – Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Larry Bryggman
BOB Rating – One BOB
Favorite Quote – "Don't *ever* risk your life for an asset. If it comes down to you or them... send flowers." - Nathan Muir (Robert Redford)