Threat Vector – Tom Clancy

15985392Threat Vector (Jack Ryan Universe, #15)
Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney

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Edmond Gagnon‘s review

 
Read from February 08 to 15, 2014


This is my kind of book!
A complicated spy thriller that is meticulously woven together with great drama and action.
I love the Jack Ryan character and the movies that have been built around him.
My only complaint is how Clancy gets a bit too wordy at times, causing me to skim.
As an author, I must say I’m puzzled at how he continues to write books while being deceased. My guess is it helps to have a stable of authors like Mark Greaney who can obviously write, but rely on Clancy’s name for sales. I suppose it’s just like Kentucky Fried Chicken – the Colonel is dead, but we continue to eat his chicken.

Jason Bourne (Again)

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Jason Bourne. Who doesn’t know his name? I thought perhaps, Matt Damon was afraid of being stereotyped and he had moved on from the series after the last installment, Bourne Legacy, where Jeremy Renner took the reins.

I’m sure money, and age, had something to do with Damon continuing his role where Bourne is showing signs of wrinkles and hair loss. How could he not when he is always on the run and killing other hit-men with his bare hands.

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Captain America: Civil War

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“Captain Crunch and his cereal box heroes,” would be a more appropriate name for this MMA match-up. Okay, I admit I’ve never read a single comic book, but I’ve grown up on Batman and Superman and even heroes like Mighty Mouse. Why can’t he get in on the action? Even Ant-man got in on this one.

I’m sorry to say, but I was a bit lost in this action flick, mostly because I didn’t know who all the enhanced humans were. I felt like this movie was part three of a trilogy, and I’d missed the second part.

The fights and action were good, but I always thought iron was tougher than flesh and muscle. These guys drop trucks and buildings on each other and only end up with a few bruises. The theme and plot were interesting. It reminded me of what is going on in the real world, where the police are being handcuffed for doing their jobs, because of collateral damage they might cause in the execution of their duties.

The parallel is uncanny. Let criminals or super-criminals run a muck, then wait and see what kind of a world we’ll be living in.

In my opinion Ant-man was a cool addition to the super ensemble, but Spider-man (Tom Holland)  stole the show with his fresh and young perspective.

I saw this flick with a long-time buddy. Although he didn’t give me a number, he said he thought the movie was more suited to his pre-teen grandchildren. I give it 7 out of 10.