So this is a quick little update to let you all know that I will be delaying my review of the Tom Clancy film Clear and Present Danger until the 29th of January. Instead, next week I will be releasing my review of Disney/Pixar's Soul and the week after that, I will review The History of Swear Words from Netflix.
My reason for doing so is actually quite simple. It's all because of what happened yesterday. Yesterday, the US Capitol building was invaded by a band of domestic terrorists at the behest of President Trump. For the first time since 1814, the US Capitol fell, even if only for a few hours.
What happened yesterday was nothing short of an attempted coup and will represent in my mind a watershed moment for the coming decade. It is in this mindset that I believe a review of Clear and Present Danger must be completely overhauled to fit with a new and essential perspective. Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger is at its heart a story about moral defiance of unlawful governance. About a good man standing up against a corrupt American president and his lackeys. It is a story that somehow rings strangely contemporary given our current climate, and I think we need to really examine that.
But to do so will take time and I need to really give it some serious thought. Thus the delay until the 29th, at least by then the tyranny of Trump will be over in the de facto sense, even if it is far from over in the de jure sense.
I hope you all stay safe out there and hope that the lights and fires of change are soon on the horizon.