Sunday, November 20, 2011
Peter Griffin and My Husband Say "Mark Harmon is the Greatest Actor Who Ever Lived"
When it comes to mysteries, crime novels and thrillers, my husband is my go-to guy, especially when it comes to Sandford. As I've said before I think he's read and re-read them all!
"First off, I loved it and would watch other Prey movies if they continue to make them. While voice over narration isn't usually that desirable in an action movie, it was essential in this case to have Harmon filling in the history and unavoidable gaps. One the downside, one unexcusable plot gaffe was that Carmel and Clara only realized Rollo that didn't reveal the location of the missing mini dvd after Carmel killed him. Only after she fatally shot him did she wonder where he might have hidden the tape. Ridiculous! And I didn't buy the conversation where Carmel goes on and on about how she could care less about people. It felt contrived. It was unfortunate that the discussion on the couch between Carmel and Clara seemed to be driven by Carmel saying it didn't bother her to kill someone. The real conversation, as Sandford wrote it in the book, revolved around Clara saying it didn't bother her to kill someone. After all, she was the real hit woman! That was pretty irritating. Physically, while Harmon doesn't match Sandord's description of Lucas -- the big, ex-hockey player, the scarred face, the scary smile -- I thought Harmon captured the essence of Davenport - his competitiveness, his dertmination to win, his self flagellation when he makes a mistake, perfectly.
Oviously what the drives the movie is Mark Harmon. My husband, like me, is a huge Harmon and NCIS fan. He gets great pleasure from telling people that he agrees with Peter Griffin from Family Guy that "Mark Harmon is the greatest actor who ever lived." In fact, he's such a huge Mark Harmon fan that if Mark Schiltz wasn't on the show as a producer, he probably would have tried to get a job on the show!
So now I've told you what we both thought. How about you? Did it live up to your expectations? Did you love it or hate it?