The Hunt for Red October as made by a Michael Bay wannabe who can’t even rise to the level of giving-a-propagandistic-crap. Absurd geopolitics and laugh-out-loud clichés abound; tension and excitement do not.
Sure, millions of Native people dead and ancient cultures destroyed, but who has to live with that? All the good soldiers who were just following orders, that’s who. Won’t someone think of the white man?
As entertaining on an escapist level as it is irrefutably engaging on a level that is essential for citizens who are players in our political environment.
An underwater heist of Nazi loot? Awesome. Submarine movies don’t get much better than this intensely suspenseful popcorn adventure.
Why reboot remains a question, but this is a smart popcorn thriller with a surprisingly sensitive performance by Chris Pine, and a wonderfully badass one by Kevin Costner.
If they really wanted to do something different, here’s an idea: Jacqueline Ryan.
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I loved this movie the first time I saw it, when it was called The Hunt for Red October…
“The hard part about playing chicken is knowin’ when to flinch.”