Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Sentinel


Just saw this a couple of days ago and it reminded me why I enjoyed watching Michael Douglas in movies (Wall Street, Romancing the Stone). Of course, heh heh, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) was no eye-sore either. It also stars Kiefer Sutherland.

A scene at the beginning of the movie had the sort of mood and pacing I don't think happens too much in Hollywood these days and one which I enjoyed. It's just basically a bunch of radio-chatter when the President was being escorted from the White House to his public appearance of the day. I like watching scenes of para-military servicemen working together on a mission and the way they communicated with each other over the radio... and uh... stuff like that...

The story? Oh yeah...

Pete Garrison is a highly experienced member of the US Secret Service, which is charged with the sole duty of protecting the US President and the First Lady. Garrison is doubly respected and almost revered in the service for having taken a bullet for Reagan. Well... then he gets framed for plotting to assassinate the current President and Breckinridge is the agent who tries to bring Garrison in....

Oh, go and watch it. It's cool... If you like styles seen in 24 or NYPD Blues, you'd like this. The action is normal Hollywood fare, which I liked and the bitching and beef between Michael and Kiefer was just entertaining. There were just some plots bits that I felt weren't resolved. Actually, some pretty significant plot bits.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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