Sunday, August 26, 2007

Shooter (2007)

Based on the novel, Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter, this is a story of a former Marine scout marksman, Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the US President. Ultimately double–crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why. Co–stars include Danny Glover, Ned Beatty and Michael Peña (Babel, Million Dollar Baby).

It has been a while since I saw a good action film. The last ones were Casino Royale, The Bourne series and The Italian Job (remake). This one makes the cut as well, but I wouldn't say it's as equally good as The Bourne series. Mark Wahlberg is a fine actor. I wonder if he could perform in a romantic comedy?

Rating: 2.5/5.

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