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Review: The Sum of All Fears and Command & Conquer: Generals

February 18, 2011

Let me preface this by saying that the last couple of weeks have been a real suck fest. Now that the minutes have been read, here’s what is likely to be the highlight of my week.

2002s The Sum of All Fears, based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name, begins with a short sequence set during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. As the combined Syrian and Egyptian forces close in on the IDF, an Israeli jet takes off on patrol armed with one nuclear bomb. The fighter is shot down by a Syrian SAM site, and over time, the desert sands conceal the bomb’s existence.

Nearly thirty years later, two Syrian junkers find the bomb and unwittingly sell it to international arms dealer Olson (Colm Feroe) for four hundred dollars, who immediately turns around and sells it to Austrian Neo-Nazi Richard Dressler (Alan Bates) for fifty million dollars.  Meanwhile, Jack Ryan (Ben Affleck) and CIA Director William Cabot (Morgan Freeman) travel to Russia to inspect their nuclear decommissioning facility.

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