March 25, 2005

Class Will Tell

I always thought Harrison Ford and Sean Connery worked pretty well together in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. But this evening, I had a revelation regarding the range of their respective talents:

As I've known for a while, Sean Connery, seconded by Sam Elliot Neill (note to self - check dyslexia medication), made a pretty good Russian U-Boat skipper in The Hunt for Red October.

This evening, I saw Harrison Ford, seconded by Liam Neeson, attempt to portray a Russian U-Boat skipper in K-119: The Widowmaker.

Comrade Ford, the Party no longer requires your services. Dasvedanya!.....(Click)

Posted by Robert at March 25, 2005 11:37 PM

Normally I love Harrison Ford (my husband knows, he doesn't care) but a few of his movies really sucked. By the way, the second in Hunt for Red October was Sam Neill, not Sam Elliott (another man I dream about).

Posted by: Denise at March 26, 2005 04:30 AM

Indeed, Connery is a rare talent. He has the impenetrable Shatner-type mystique to him that anything he's involved in becomes a success. The film is always worth watching if Connery is in it.

Another actor of this sort is Gene Hackman. I will sit and watch the most inane film if it has him in it. I thought he played a pretty good U-Boat commander, too, in that film with Denzel Washington.

Denzel might yet make that Pantheon. The revenge sequence in Man on Fire (not for the squeamish) I thought was a pretty good performance.

Posted by: The Colossus at March 26, 2005 07:20 AM
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