The movie is good (especially the music and the effects) but not great, but one gets the sense that the book is better and that the movie cut out the character development and psychological aspects of the story in order to focus on the action. And, as is typical of movies based on longish books, it seemed too short.
The NYT review is truly abysmal. How can you review this movie without mentioning the cold war when what it's about is the cold war? Amazing.
Recommended for science fictiony sorts.
Who was my favorite student this term?
4 years ago