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#1 Movie of All-Time
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KING Of All Schmoes
|Directed by:||Wolfgang Petersen|
|Written by:||Andrew W. Marlowe|
|Cast:||Harrison Ford, Gaary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Liesel Matthews, Paul Guilfoyle, Xander Berkeley|
Director Wolfgang Petersen gives us a tense and close up thriller with the Die Hard formula.
Harrison Ford shows that he can still punch, shoot, and strangle asshole terrorists who want to release a genocidal general who wants to reclaim Kazakhstan so Central Asia would go up in flames. Ford is probably the most bad-ass film POTUS you can get. I think Washington could use a James Marshall.
Of course, you need a villain that you want to have killed because he is an asshole. Gary Oldman fits the role perfectly. He thinks he is doing the right thing and even compares his actions to the United States. No matter what, you just want him to die. I also need to give a shoutout to Glenn Close as the Vice President. She has a certain authority that has a commanding presence.
The editing is top notch along with the up close cinematography. No surprise since director Wolfgang Petersen directed Das Boot. The production design for Air Force One is pretty damn good and believable. For only given a week, Jerry Goldsmith does a good score even though it sounds like his work from Star Trek First Contact mixed with Hoosiers.
My main issue is the FX. They looked incomplete in some shots and obvious. Also, a small subplot about taking over the President's position went nowhere but that only lasted 3 minutes.
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