Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT

What do you do when life throws you a curve ball? In January 2014, Jack’s curve turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him.

Directing this 105 minute action/drama/thriller is Kenneth Branagh.

So some of the cast you’ll see is: Chris Pike as Jack Ryan, Keira Knightley as Cathy Muller, Kevin Costner as Thomas Harper, Kenneth Branagh as Viktor Cherevin, Peter Andersson as Dimitri Lemkov, Alec Utgoff as Aleksandr Borovsky, Gemma Chan as Amy Chang, Lenn Kudrjawizki as Constantin, Mikhail Baryshnikov as Interior Minister Sorokin and Colm Feore as Rob Behringer.

After his helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan, Second Lieutenant Jack Ryan is left severly wounded. During his rehabilitation, Jack meets Thomas Harper of the CIA, who offers him a job due to Jack’s ability to recognize patterns. Years later, Jack now works on Wall Street, watching the numbers, looking for any evidence that could lead to possible terrorist activity. That’s when Jack notices something funny going on with billions of dollars in Russian assets. All of the accounts Jack is watching can be traced back to a man named Viktor Cheverin.

Wanting to take a closer look, Jack hops a plane and travels to Moscow so he can audit Viktor’s secret accounts. After digging deeper, Jack realizes the situation is bigger than he thought. Now, Jack must figure out what Viktor is up to, and why, before it’s too late.

So, Tom Clancy fans, we get hit with another shot of Jack Ryan. The last time we saw Jack in action was in 2002’s The Sum of All Fears. The story-line was pretty cool, and carries a real life fear which adds to the film. The cast does a really good job and Branagh, who not only directs but stars in this film, did great pulling double duty. Now, Chris Pike is the fourth man to take on the Jack Ryan character and does a really good job. Since the character has been played by others, I gotta say Harrison Ford still reigns supreme as Jack Ryan.

While this is a good movie and pretty entertaining, it’s not the super hit I was expecting and waiting to see. Overall, it falls into the average good film category, with a good cast, story and play through. Yet, it’s missing something that would make it that blockbuster I was hoping for. So, it’s something you’re going to want to see, but it’s not really worth the money to rush right out for.

 

 


One Response to “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

  1. RickSwift Says:

    The image reminds me of No Way Out – anyone else?

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