Skip to comments.Vanity - Don't waste your money on "Jack Ryan" (Spoiler alert)
Posted on 01/18/2014 9:35:54 PM PST by Perdogg
This thread contains talk about Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - read at your risk if you don't want any spoiler.
Instead of making a movie based "Without Remorse" - probably the best Tom Clancy novel, we get this modern post 9-11 action movie which has every action movie element from the last 20 years.
When Hollywood uses the term reboot, it means that they have no real ideas, so what they do is buy the rights to the name of the main character and use it for some trite, clichéd screenplay.
The story involves Jack Ryan who enlists in the Marines in 2001 after the 9-11 attack only to become a hero in the Afghanistan Theatre of Operation. He then goes to work for the CIA to monitor terror funds after telling his CIA recruiter, played by Kevin Costner, that he's upset over waterboarding and rendition.
However, ten years later America's enemies are not Islamists, but those nasty Russians who plot the destruction of the US economy (no thanks, we doing a better job on our own).
The central city of the terror plot is Dearborn Michigan where, I guess, the main threat comes from the Russian Orthodox Church goers. I was always under the impression that Dearborn was one of the Holy Sites of Islam.
Not even a grown up and very attractive Keira Knightley is worth the admission to this film. There was a scene where Costner steals a dog to meet Ryan in the streets of Moscow. Even the dog is embarrassed to be in this movie.
Then for the last 20 minutes of this film, your intelligence is pretty much insulted. There is very little good about this movie, even the soundtrack is subpar.
Anything with Kevin Costner in it is a no go anyway.
I intended to go to this movie tonight until I read a critique about it that pretty much mirrored your review.
Attack of the pod people. Jack has been replaced with a metro-sexual leftist clone.
It’s getting to the point where going to the movies is a no-go. Too many people are on the no-go list.
Ah, the cognitive dissonance of Hollyweird.
What about Hatfields and McCoys?
I’m not sure what you mean.
You never saw it? Was all the rage for a while. Costner played the Hatfield patriarch, I think. Unless I imagined him in the role.
Just read “Threat Vector.” Typically great Clancy. I’d bet he’s spinning in his grave over this hollywood crud!
Yeah, this is nuts. Next movie, the world will be held hostage by Amish extremists from Indiana.
I read most of the Jack Ryan books and have decided to steer clear of this movie because the character in this is a RINO (Ryan In Name Only). I had hopes for Rainbow Six and Without Remorse as film adaptations, but decided I was happy with the books after seeing what happened when The Sum of All Fears was adapted for the big screen.
Oh well. I’ll be saving gas, ticket, and popcorn money.
My wife and I enjoyed the movie.
From the ads, it looks contrived and overall, gay.
Pass. Even when it’s on cable I’ll avoid it.
TV show? I’m always late to the party on the popular ones.
Gee, what reboot will Chris Pine star in next?
Wow! You’re very generous IMHO in your reviews.
This must stink to high heaven.
Yup, it was on History channel. Received record ratings, or so I heard, if memory serves.
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