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4.0 out of 5 stars This is the best Ryan movie made so far. I'm not saying the others were boring but this one had the feel of a Bond movie, January 24, 2014
This review is from: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) (Blu-ray)
"You're not just an analyst anymore. You're operational now." Jack Ryan (Pine) is a student studying in England on September 11th. That act causes him to drop out and join the military. When he is involved in an attack he thinks his career is over. During his rehab he is approached by Thomas Harper (Costner) with an offer too good to refuse. When he notices something that could bring down the entire country he is thrust headfirst into the dangerous world of the C.I.A. I was really looking forward to this movie because I liked the other four Jack Ryan movies and I am a huge Kevin Costner fan. This one did have something the others were missing though. Wall to wall action and the ability to keep you tense and wondering what will happen next. I'm not saying the others were boring because I did like them but this one really had the feel of a Bond type movie. This is also, for lack of a better term, an origin movie showing how Jack Ryan went from student to C.I.A. operative. Branagh is a great villain in this and the movie really moves quick. This is a popcorn movie but is tense and has a fully developed story that I highly recommend. Overall, in my opinion this is the best Ryan movie made so far. I give this an A-.
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Initial post: Feb 1, 2014 7:08:44 PM PST
You obviously don't know the character if you even THINK this is the best film in the series

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2014 9:48:15 AM PST
Jared has a pretty good point.

Posted on Mar 15, 2014 10:27:35 AM PDT
Greg C. says:
I have to agree with John and Jared; the appeal of the character of Jack Ryan is precisely why he's NOT a "James Bond"-type character. He's not a spy, an operative or an agent. I'm currently re-reading the Jack Ryan series, and this "re-boot" leaves me with GRAVE doubts, similar to my reaction to the production of "Starship Troopers", and its' relation to the classic novel of the same title. Turning Ryan into an action hero is ludicrous. Although I really like Chris Pine as an actor, he's no Jack Ryan. Read Patriot Games, and I think you'll understand what I'm saying.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 9:50:24 AM PDT
Exactly Greg. I love Chris Pine, but he is no Jack Ryan. If anything, bring Harrison Ford back in a sequel, say Command Authority or even Dead or Alive, so we can have Willem Dafoe back as John Clark, or Liev Schreiber, because he was good.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2014 10:11:01 AM PDT
Greg C. says:
Jared, I'm dubious as to Schreiber; Clark was a Navy SEaL in Vietnam, which would make him about 60, now. Schreiber's just not aged enough, although I think he was the most convincing character in *that* movie. :) Personally, if a movie/miniseries were to be made from one Clancy novel, I'd have to go with Rainbow Six, As a nearly-stand-alone novel it would stand the best chance for a screen endeavor. Although, Red Storm Rising as an HBO miniseries would also be something to see... :)
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