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Shooter (2007)

Shooter (2007)

I've never considered Mark Wahlberg one of the best actors out there, but he's been in some damn good movies, and this is one of them!

The showdown. The helicopters circling the city. The ruthless chase. The wounds. The bombs. The patsy. The arm. The cabin. The car in the snow... when it goes down it really goes down, and the script's intricate.

The premise is simpler.

It's about justice. It's about vengeance. It's about overcoming loss, in a way.

It's not overly complex, but it feels real, and I'm surprised how much they dared veer into the realm of conspiracies when they made this.

It may not be entirely representative of reality but... it sure digs a bit. It points at the portion of the iceberg you don't tend to see.

The bullets feel real too. The fire, the flames, the blood and everything. When they're burrowing into the cabin just inches from Mark's face. Look here. This is how you do it. Whether he was greenscreened into the scene or no that looks incredibly real, and it enhances the situation so much.

I don't think I fully appreciated this movie the last time I watched it.

Would've liked Rhona Mitra to play a bigger role towards the end. Her role feels like lost potential - could've joined in on the celebration at least, but otherwise this was amazing.

I still don't feel like Mark Wahlberg's the most complex or suitably emotional man at all times - but he works for this.

Fine action. Ferocious. Worthwhile. Intricate. With motive and a great attention to detail if not depth.

Great movie. The title too. Works good.

The dog btw... gets me thinking a bit of John Wick too...

 rated 5/5: friggin awesome


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