Spoilers ahead….We saw The Sum of All Fears last night with Angie. It started out a little slow, but it really kicked into gear after that and was pretty darned suspenseful. And for a while there, I was stressed for another reason.
There’s a catastrophic scene in which a nuclear bomb goes off in a crowded football stadium in Baltimore, and seeing that happening really took me aback. I was at the point of tears, because it went beyond movie fantasy. This could happen. Crap. It made September 11 hit home again, once more reminding me that life is not necessarily going to settle back into any sort of routine. We are so fortunate to live in a country where suicide bombers are not the norm. But who’s to say they won’t become the norm?
Most of the time, I just do my “thing”, and don’t let myself think about it. Ultimately, my worrying about it won’t change anything for better or worse. I suppose it’s one of those “cross that bridge when we come to it” sort of things. But it’s still unsettling.
Back to the movie: Ben Affleck did a great job. This movie is another adaptation of a Tom Clancy novel featuring the character Jack Ryan, who was played by Harrison Ford in the previous movies. In the other movies, Ryan is married with kids. In this movie, though, Ryan is unmarried and has no kids. It seems to take place right now, so it’s not a prequel. That stuff didn’t really bother me, though, because the story stood well on its own. Just a minor anomaly, LOL.
On other news, I have to have an ultrasound this week because it seems a hernia’s developed at an old incision site. Yuck. I want to get my plants in the ground, but my tummy hurts — but if I have surgery, how long will I be laid up and not able to do any of that? Bleah.