Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: Old is New?

Chris Pine as Jack Ryan. The American James Bond.
Rack Ryan has been a pop culture figure since 1969 when he was a minor character in a Tom Clancy a novel.

He's come a long way, brother.

In 1984, he became the protagonist in The Hunt for Red October. And he's sped on from there.
He made his big screen debut in 1990 taking the form of Alec Baldwin in Hunt.

Now Chris Pine is the fifth incarnation of the guy some call The American James Bond.
The movie slut won't compare Pine to Baldwin or the other JRs, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. It's been a long time since she'd seen those flicks. She'll just say that he's a serviceable action figure.

Once again, the Russians are his nemesis and if it weren't for a few electronic devices, there's nothing  new here. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Keira Knightley is Ryan's love interest in Shadow Recruit and the two have as much chemistry as oil and vinegar.

Who cares. Just hop on the back of the bike and enjoy the ride.

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