Harrison Ford hasn’t made a movie I like even a little bit since 1994’s Clear and Present Danger. And honestly, I like him the least out of that whole movie. I don’t want to piss off Fetal Femme Eileen, an avowed Ford supporter, but the guy’s career has been treading shallow water for a decade (and by the way, I know someone is going to say Air Force One was the last good Ford movie. Seeing as how that film is almost completely retarded and laughable throughout, I would have to disagree).
A couple of years back Ford looked to be getting his act together when he signed on to Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic. For reasons that only make sense to the man who banged the ET scribe, Ford dropped out, Michael Douglas took his role, and cinema history was made when Topher Grace was good in something (in fairness, it was his first time being good, not his only. He’s fine in Ocean’s Twelve and quite good in In Good Company).
It’s with that history in mind that I tend to assume that either Manhunt, Ford’s next film, will suck or he will drop out of it. The film is based on James L. Swanson’s forthcoming book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, and Ford will play Col. Everton Conger, who led the search for John Wilkes Booth.
The book hits this February. The movie is just getting underway, with Lawrence “I’m not a robot” Bender producing and Finding Forrester writing genius Mike Rich doing the screenplay.
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like our message boards?