JACK RYAN : SHADOW RECRUIT (2014) : REVIEW
January 17, 2014
"Sometimes the ones closest to us are the ones we should trust the least… If you find the truth, will you believe it?"
Chauvinism; : the superior act coming from an absolute love and fidelity towards one's country which is mostly categorized as a false and dangerous deed. Well, the movie was very much all about that. And a little espionage, fun-chasing and data-encrypting; just your little spy-thriller cliché. Jack Ryan, the late Tom Clancy's infamous character of a CIA analyst who turns into a hero in all 9 novels of his, is now played by the abyss-blue-eyed Chris Pine, following the footsteps of 90's Alec Baldwin in "The Hunt for Red October", Harrison Ford in "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger", also the forgettable stand-alone of Ben Affleck in 2002's "The Sum of All Fears". And oh, directed by Thor's Kenneth Branagh who happened to be the sole villain in the movie as well. I didn't put any expectation on this movie, especially on this particular genre, so yeah, how was it?