Saturday, April 07, 2007


If you are an angry citizen who is completely fed up with the bureaucracy of the United States then you will love this movie. If you are a Democrat or a Republican (especially a Democrat) who feels that Corporate America has taken over this country for its own nefarious deeds in and outside of this wonderful country we call America--then you will really enjoy this movie especially the ending. This kind of reminded me of Rambo for some reason--I guess because the films star is a loner bad ass ex-military guy who carries a lot of personal baggage, like John Rambo from First Blood. Although Mark Wahlberg's Bob Lee Swagger is a different kind of mean machine--when he starts blowing heads off at an alarming rate you can't help but recall an angry long haired soldier standing in the middle of a fire fight screaming a battle cry as he mows down the Commie bastards. Ronald Regan eat your heart out.

Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) is an angry mo-fo who can apparently shoot a tick off a dog's nose a half a mile to a mile out. Betrayed by his government he goes into isolation in the mountains wears a trucker’s hat and a redneck pony tail. That's when the government comes a calling. Colonel Johnson (Danny Glover) thinks that there is going to be an attempt on the President's life. He asks Bob Lee to put his grievance aside and help them stop this possible assassination attempt. After some mulling Bob Lee, being the hero of course, decides to help them out. Unfortunately the Colonel ain't such a good guy they frame poor Bob Lee for a failed attempt on the President's life and the sharp shooter has to run for his life. They make it look nice and neat I mean he has three names he's a disgruntled marksman--you couldn't get a better set up for the bad guys. So Bob Lee has to get his hands dirty a bit and make these bad men suffer, boy does he make them suffer. With the help of a rookie Fed, Bob Lee goes all Commando on Danny and his Halliburton boys. Yeah it can be silly at times but damn if it ain't fun.

Grade: 3 Buckets

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