My name is Spencer (formerly known as Dr. Paleo Ph.D.).
I am many things. I'm a 22-year-old, Bible-believing Christian. I trust my savior Jesus Christ above all else, and strive to follow Him unceasingly. My soul is that of the warrior's, and I seek to fulfill my duties as such. I am science-minded, and am pursuing a career in dinosaur paleontology.
I am for my God, and His Word, the Holy Bible. I am for the literal six-day interpretation of the Creation account as found in the book of Genesis. I am for my country and its military, and I will give my support to those who defend this nation and its people, even if it means that we are forced to wage war. I am for homeschooling, the rights of parents and the unborn, the Biblical family, and courtship. I am for the rights of gun owners, and believe in carrying. I am for martial arts, and advocate the study of those means necessary to protect the family, the faithful, and the defenseless. I am for the dying ways of chivalry; "Women and Children First!" is a creed well worth dying for. I am for conservatism, and did I mention that I'm also a states' rights Confederate flag-waving Rebel?
This is me.
Welcome to my blog.
"Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. Captain, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." --Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
"God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me. That is the way all men should live, and all would be equally brave." --Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
"Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." --Robert E. Lee
"Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.” --Martin Luther
"Never give in—-never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." --Winston S. Churchill
"Look! There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Let us determine to die here today and we will conquer! Rally behind the Virginians!" --Gen. Bernard E. Bee
This review is a follow-up to my review of Robert Ludlum's novel, and will be of the 2002 film with Matt Damon. Stay tuned for the 1988 television miniseries version with Richard Chamberlain.
I am forced to review this film on its own, as it is so wildly different from the book. (Oh, but the bank account number, it was almost exactly the same as the original--that earns points with me.) The premise is the same as the book: amnesiac man has no memory of his past, he follows his own trail to learn just who he is (a woman at his side along the way), and lo and behold, many people seem to want him dead, and he himself is very strange. You've all seen it, haven't you?
A suspenseful film, with a fair amount of action, but not too much. Very well done, good production values, good acting, lots of intrigue, and excellent fight scenes. (The apartment in particular is one fantastic scene. Realistic, not outlandish at all. I love the use of the improvised weapon, aka Bic pen. Recommended.) A very entertaining and eventful film that keeps you watching and thinking, which is always important. I had no issues here.
It is inferred that Bourne and his girl, Marie, have sexual intercourse, but all we see is some kissing and then the scene ends. OK, I don't like that, but at least they didn't show anything. Seriously!
As opposed to the book, Jason is more likable, and he also is protective of children. He takes care of Marie as well; the one action of his that bothered me was when he roughly pushes her into a wall. (Long story short, it was for her own protection, though.)
So, Bourne was a better man than in the book, but we still have two films to go. Therefore, I must wait to pass full judgement on him until I have seen all three. As to the film itself, it was good, but not glorious. I didn't like the inferred sex and I prefer films to be closer to their books, but to be fair, we did see some improvements on Ludlum.