YMMV / Mercury Rising

  • Adaptation Displacement: More people know of the film than the book that is based on.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Agent Jeffries' fall from grace at the FBI mirrors hostage negotiator Jeff Talley's failure to protect a child at the beginning of Hostage.
  • The Woobie: Simon. First his parents are killed and he's left as an orphan. A thing he doesn't even seem to realize. Then he's targeted by sociopathic hitmen who won't cease to hunt him until he's dead. If he wasn't for Art's aid he would have surely been killed.
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