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Movie: Eleventh Hour (08)

Hm. If this were made for tv it would have been middling, but this is apparently a feature film. Not so bad for mindless “action” movie tripe. IMDb contributor kidtuffy summed it up (and the movie is nowhere near worth even retyping anything about it so … kidtuffy says:

An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years — seen only as flashbacks — then released back into civilian life. A renegade North Korean General wants revenge for the raid on his camp, he follows Adams back to the United States with a plot to manipulate the former soldier into assassinating the leader of the raid, now a United States senator, Mason Chambers (K. Danor Gerald). The General targets Adams’ estranged wife, Rachel (Jennifer Klekas) has her attacked so a doctor on the North Koreans payroll can insert a bomb into her head. Then Adam is captured, given the assignment and warned he must assassinate the senator within 12 hours or the bomb will detonate.

I wasn’t even particularly engaged enough to notice what the eleventh hour might be … it didn’t seem to have anything to do with anything. Thanks to that synopsis, I’m enlightened. What a stupid ending though. You are warned.

Kiyosumi Garden

Tokyo Metro has some recommendations of places to see around Tokyo, so we tested one out. Kiyosumi Garden. It was quite cool to be in the middle of the city and see so many birds, koi, and turtles. The turtles particularly would climb up between rocks and put their arms out in an attempt to grasp you / get your attention. There be bread bits for sale and everything in the pond stuck it’s head up and worked it’s mouth in supplication. VERY AGGRESSIVE.