THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

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THE ENEMY WITHIN (1994)


The enemy within this limp remake of Seven Days in May seems to be the screenplay – despite having a solid Rod Serling script as its original source , this film bogs down Forest Whitaker (plaining the Colonel Kirk Douglas part) with a whiny wife and a son with problems which apparently can be solved merely by hanging out with the boy and shooting hoops or watching the NBA playoffs.  His commanding officer is Jason Robards (underplaying like crazy the role made famous by Burt Lancaster) and he seems to be involved in a plot to overthrow the President (Sam Waterston).  Whitaker has suspicions and attempts to warn the President via a trusted colleague (Dana Delaney) but oh what an uproar at home when Whitaker has to go out at night!!  The Enemy Within is short, shallow, silly and carries maybe 1/16th on the suspense of its original.  One wonders if the filmmakers even liked the original.  Their loss.


TLA one word review: stale