Archive for January 18th, 2014

Movie Mayhem – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

It’s been over eleven years since John Patrick “Jack” Ryan last saw life on the silver screen, a hiatus that turned out to be exactly what the franchise needed to distance itself from the misguided attempt at rebooting the series in the 2002 adaptation of The Sum of All Fears (in which Ben Affleck was (at the time) miscast as the titular CIA analyst), but stay true to the character as originally created by Tom Clancy. And thanks to the youthful maturity of Chris Pine and the kinetic direction (and performance) of Kenneth Branagh, the geopolitical thrills that made the series so gripping in the first three films are resurrected with a blaze of taut excitement in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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