“This was 1997, remember. Four and a half years before the new rules. A long time ago. A much less suspicious world.”
So I spent some time on the beach. Anyway.
This is apparently the one they’re making into a Tom Cruise vehicle, which is an impressive example of miscasting. You can make Jennifer Lawrence a brunette; you can’t make Tom Cruise a great huge physically imposing guy.
But anyway — this is one of the refrains of the book, as it’s something of an origin story (hence, one assumes, the movie; do we get mass-market movies that are anything but origin stories anymore?) and thus retrospective, but it puts the reader in a weird place in relation to the action, always aware of the history that occurs after the events of the story, with those events always colored by an unrelated crisis.
Dell 03.27.12 (paper)
July 21, 2012, 10:49am Comments