Tom Clancy said that the book Without Remorse began with one basic question: What would happen if an elite warrior like a Navy SEAL declared war on a criminal gang?
That is what happened in the original book- the main character experienced a personal loss when his wife and child were killed in a car accident. He blamed himself for being off fighting a war when his wife and child needed him. So when the woman who managed to make him into a normal man again turned out to have a checkered past, he wanted to help her. The people from her past murdered her and injured him in the process. He declared war on the gang himself and set off on a hunting expedition of his own.
They finally decided to make a movie out of what was an excellent book. And ruined it. First, let’s see what the critics have to say:
Despite a commanding performance from Michael B. Jordan, Without Remorse fails to escape its outdated patriotic tropes and forced franchise place settings.
Wait a minute- patriotism is outdated? Not for some of us. Duty. Honor. Country. Let me quote another movie: “You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall — you need me on that wall.
We use words like “honor,” “code,” “loyalty.” We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line.”
Patriotism isn’t outdated, you quisling cuckold, so go fuck yourself. I spent the vast majority of my life dedicated to the idea that some things are larger than the individual. First, in the military, then more than two decades running into places that most people avoid at all costs. One thing always guided me in my adult life: “No greater love hath man than he who would die so that others might live.” So anyone who thinks that this is outdated can kiss my ass.
In this movie, the plot of the book is changed. The protagonist’s wife is killed by the Russian military. Then he goes to Russia and seeks revenge. In short, the movie isn’t even close to the book. The only thing this movie has in common with the book are the title and the names of a few characters.
Even then, they screwed it up. Admiral Greer, the head of the CIA’s DI who was so ably played by James Earl Jones, is played by some ghetto looking black chick. She is “Lieutenant Commander Greer” a female Navy SEAL. Yeah.
Did I mention that every white male in the movie is either a bad guy, or is killed in the early parts of the movie?
It would have been closer to the book if Antifa were the bad guys. I would have paid money to see that movie, but this shitty assed Wokefest? No thanks. American movies used to be the best in the world. Now they are just formulaic special effects crap with two dimensional characters that have the depth of a mudpuddle. Still, they screwed this up even worse than they screwed up Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.
When was the last time that Hollywood came out with a movie that was worth watching? I couldn’t tell you. I think the real problem with Hollywood is that no one in that liberal cesspool has any idea what Clancy’s target audience values. They have no idea what those of us on the right feel is important.
That is why all of their movies suck.
Nicebead · May 10, 2021 at 1:25 pm
Haven’t been to the movies for years. Don’t plan on going any time soon.
Therefore · May 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm
I couldn’t make my way through half the movie.
All the standard troupes in it.
I like Tom’s books but I didn’t remember this one and didn’t like it once it got started.
Bad Dancer · May 10, 2021 at 1:47 pm
Was recommended by a friend, watched a few minutes and turned it off. Not in disgust just apathy. Incapable of creating their own stories and own strong characters so must attach their message on to another host.
MN Steel · May 10, 2021 at 3:07 pm
Going off memory, the main SEAL’s name was John Kelly, an Irishman from Baltimore.
Guess Jake from State Farm wasn’t available to play one of the less than 2% of black SEALs…
joe · May 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm
sounds like he stole mack bolan….anyway, hollywood can suck a bag of dicks…
AC47spooky · May 10, 2021 at 6:55 pm
Without Remorse was one of my favorite books. When Kelly put the guy in the decompression chamber was pretty awesome. Knew the movie was crap as soon as I saw the promo.
Well hey — someone should make a movie about the Obama presidency and go ahead and cast a caucasian guy as Obama. What would be the problem with that? Now c’mon man let’s get some equity going.
TechieDude · May 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Figured it was BS watching the trailers. I’ve read all his books.
I had no idea the screwed the plot that hard. But then again, I wasn’t planning on watching it. I have negro fatigue.
From what I understand, he was unhappy with the movies that came out and put the kibosh on allowing any more. I know Clear & Present danger they screwed it up and killed off people needed in later books.
It’s a shame the commies in this country are RussiaPhobes. The Bear and the Dragon would be an awesome movie. But then again, their Chinese overlords would never let them make it.
Bear Claw · May 12, 2021 at 8:34 am
IMO books are always better than the movies. Read all of Clancy’s early day stuff. Loved them all, kinda chuckle when some of the technology used or the story line came into existence long after. This book deviated from the usual but I liked it even more. Story line may come into existence as well, we shall see. Don’t watch TV hardly, can’t remember the last movie I paid to see in a theater its been so long.
Rick Riemer · May 12, 2021 at 3:54 pm
Bravo Zulu for an honest review. Hollywood is essentially a den for plagiarists and whores (of all genders) ; nearly everything produced there now is a ripoff of an original plot (as in this case), a rehashed telling of a story that was far better done 40-60-80 years ago, or drek. I’m inspired to reread the book and wonder, “Gee, what if a real production team could put this into a film?”
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