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Movie Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Jack Ryan, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
First film review for a 2014 film!  Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a reboot of Tom Clancy’s most popular creation: CIA Agent (reluctantly) Jack Ryan.  This is the fifth film featuring Ryan and Chris Pine is the fourth actor to portray him.  Unlike other similar franchises, Ryan is a role that has yet to be defined by anyone indelibly.  Alec Baldwin played him first in The Hunt for Red October.  Harrison Ford took the role  for two films (Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger) and the last attempt at rebooting the character was in the midst of Ben Affleck’s blockbuster phase (The Sum of All Fears).  Shadow Recruit is not based on any Clancy novel.  I grew up on those novels and I love the series, but it is firmly rooted in the Cold War for a good portion of the run, so I think that original scripts are the way to go. Continue reading Movie Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Trailer Time: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit International Trailer #1 (2013)

Paramount Pictures has released the first international trailer for trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh, David Paymer and Colm Feore.

Based on the Jack Ryan character created by the late Tom Clancy, the film is a contemporary action thriller set in the present day. The original story, written by David Koepp, follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.  Pine is such a fantastic actor, I think he could really embody this character as no one before has and play him for years to come.  The first domestic trailer looked like significant parts of Jack’s origin from the books are going to be changed.  I wonder if they’re going to go all original stories with the character or, after an origin, they’d start remaking or adapting Clancy’s novels.  Jack Ryan will open on Christmas Day.Jack Ryan, Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit, Chris Pine, Tom Clancy

Trailer Time: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013)


Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Peter Andersson, Kenneth Branagh, David Paymer and Colm Feore.

Based on the Jack Ryan character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy,who passed away this week, the film is a contemporary action thriller set in the present day. The original story, written by David Koepp, follows a young Jack as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot.  Pine is such a fantastic actor, I think he could really embody this character as no one before has and play him for years to come.  Jack Ryan will open on Christmas Day.Jack Ryan, Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit, Chris Pine, Tom Clancy

First Poster for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with Chris Pine

The timing sucks….or maybe it doesn’t depending on whether you’re in marketing or humanity.  The first poster for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (originally titled just Jack Ryan) was released hours after Ryan’s creator, author Tom Clancy, passed away.

Pine will be the fourth actor to portray Ryan after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.  Kenneth Brannagh (Thor) will be helming a reboot for the character that also stars   is scheduled for release on Christmas Day.
Jack Ryan, Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit, Chris Pine, Tom Clancy