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Underwater Cold War tensions,
This review is from: The Hunt For Red October (Special Collector's Edition [DVD]  (DVD)
John McTiernan directed this great film based on Tom Clancy's novel and, for the most part, it sticks to the book. Although I had difficulties with Sean Connery's growling Scottish accent in the mouth of a Soviet sea captain, I grew accustomed to it and, in such a gripping story with superb acting from Connery, who really looks the part, (except the ...) and Alec Baldwin, it was easily forgotten.
It is a great Cold War story with limited sets (in submarines) which focus attention even more tightly on the characters. It reminded me of General Patton and Field-Marshall Rommel and other war leaders - "Know your enemy". It is fascinating in the way they develop understanding amid mutual suspicion until the startling climax.
Great film worth the investment - even the "expensive" collectible version (a concept I'm still not sure about. What makes the same DVD more collectible?).
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Initial post: 6 Apr 2012 07:35:04 BDT
I wonder If Sean Connery had an annoying English accent ypou would have added this pointless comment - get real with the reviews
Posted on 6 Apr 2012 07:35:41 BDT
I wonder if Sean Connery had an annoying English accent you would have added this pointless comment - get real with the reviews
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2012 08:13:46 BDT
RR Waller says:
Thanks for this. Reviews, by definition, are personal responses and, as a Scot and Connery fan, I am entitled to a personal response which includes a view on linguistic aspects. I did not find it annoying nor is it a nationalistic comment, which seems to underline your response; it is just out of place.
Someone of his acting ability should respond to the part at the level of accent.
Overall, it is a very positive review for a good film and a real response based on aesthetic, artistic and real issues.
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