Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitMonday, January 20, 2014
Chris Pine whom is best known for his work in Star Trek, plays the titular character Jack Ryan in this film as an analyst for the covert CIA ops to intercept possible leads to imminent attack on US soil and Keira Knightley as Cathy Muller, Jack’s girlfriend whom is suspicious of his sudden behaviour changes in recent times. Veteran actor, Kevin Costner plays Commander William Harper, the CIA go to Guy in getting things under wraps and discreetly in this film.
Though not a hardcore reader of the books written by the late great Tom Clancy, I did however managed to catch all prior films based on the character which is pretty impressive on the screen writer would incorporate the elements from the book and in real life. From the action to the casting which includes Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley, all work well together in the film, giving the equilibrium of balance though Kenneth Branagh who plays the Russian bad guy is fabulous in this film being cold hearted and patriot to his motherland. Chris Pine who has more than proved himself over the years with other acting films like Star Trek in my opinion fits the role nicely.