Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit 2014, new movie review

Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit new movie posterI finally managed to see the newest movie of Chris Pine and Keira Knightley, „Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” 2014. At first glance it seems a rather simplistic movie and much different from what I thought it would be. The trailer is much more interesting and more spectacular than the movie itself. The movie is inanimate and a bit boring at the times, addressing eternal story that Americans are the good guys and Russians the bad guys, the war is not classic but a financial one, Chris Pine is the rough diamond and Keira Knightley the innocent girl caught in the middle because of her lover’s job.

 

2014 seems to be the year of Kevin Costner as in the first half was the protagonist of three new movies: Jack Ryan, 3 Days to Kill and Draft Day. In addition, it also has two other films that are in post- production and will be released in winter. In this movie he has a secondary role, but was the only one who added some flavor into a dreary monument. The conclusion was a bit more interesting, but runs too fast, as if they wants to finish more quickly the movie. Chris Pine‘s character makes some connections between people and situations as if he is reading them from a teleprompter, he has not even a little credibility.

 

After his military career was cut short due to an incident that was about to kill him, Jack Ryan is proposed to complete his studies to become a financial analyst and infiltrate on Wall Street to uncover how are being funded the terrorist networks. His investigations leads him to a Russian tycoon who plans to undermine the U.S. economy, so it is forced to make a trip to Moscow to prevent this. Once he gets there, Jack is the target of an attack from which he’s escaping with difficulty, and then his girlfriend is unwillingly drawn into the plot.

 

On IMDb it has 6.3 and on Rotten Tomatoes has a Tomatometer of 53%.

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