Number 1000!!! Friday, October 28th - Larry H. publishes his one thousandth movie review 1997-2022
  
Shooter
Released:  March 23, 2007
I had planned to shoot a multi-gun match (AR-15, 12 gauge, and .38 Super) today but we got rained out. A clap of thunder awakened me at 6:37 am; it was a nice rain. So what's a boy to do? I put Monique H. in the truck and carried her to the theatre. She's a nice girl; on Tuesday it will be 26 years!

"Shooter" starring Mark Wahlberg is a little bit better shooter than I am. I'm good out to about 300+ yards. Ex-Marine Gunnery Sgt. Bob Lee Swagger (Wahlberg) is good out to about 1500 yards when shooting his US Marine issue M40A3 Sniper Rifle that is fully tricked out with high powered scope etc. And Sgt Swagger can put one in the bullseye at over 1720 yards, but that is rare even for snipers. So rare that he is recruited out of "retirement" from his peaceful life in Wyoming where he shares a picturesque cabin with only his dog Sam. Bob Lee's mission is to assist in preventing an assisnation attempt on the President at a distance of over a mile. Being the good American that he is, he participates in what he thinks is a legitimate government operation, but he is acutally set up as the fall guy and must go underground to save himself and expose the bad guys.

This movie is an action thriller because it has a lot of action and a lot of thrilling suspenseful scenes. The film editing is brilliant and the script is tight. It has a great beginning, middle, and ending. More than once I had to reach over to hold Monique H's hand because I was scared. At least that's what I told her; she always holds my right hand with her two-hand clasp if she thinks I'm "scared." This flick is definitely worth a trip to the theatre on a rainy Saturday morning. Rock 'n Roll.

Grade 90. Larry H.
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