First Look at Kenneth Branagh's Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Posted October 3, 2013 09:56 PM by Webmaster
Paramount Pictures has released the first official teaser trailer for acclaimed director Kenneth Branagh's new film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Based on characters created by Tom Clancy, the film stars Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Nonso Anozie, David Paymer, and Kenneth Branagh.
Currently, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is set to open in theaters across the United States ON Christmas Day.
Tom Clancy, the best-selling author of numerous thrillers starring Jack Ryan, passed away Tuesday night in Baltimore. He was 66.
Harrison Ford will always be the best Jack Ryan, IMO, but Chris Pine looks to be giving the trio of Ford, Alec Baldwin, and Ben Affleck a run for their money. I'm positive that Pine will do an excellent job in the role. Looking forward to it this Christmas.
@thompsonjohn "Sum of all Fears" IMO was pretty dull, but the other three in the series, Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger are all fantastic. You should really give em a try! My fave is Clear and Present Danger...
Love Ford's movies, didn't think Red October was all that good and Sum wasn't bad as a rental.
I'm looking forward to this one, I would have groaned at Chris Pine in early 2009, but I'm pretty sold on the guy now after his two excellent performances as James T. Kirk.
I saw a shakycam comment earlier, I really hope that's not the case with this one. Branagh? I can't see him doing the same awful shakycam that were the biggest negatives of the 2nd and 3rd Bourne movies and Quantum of Solace where it's shaky even when people are just sitting at a cafe chatting, that's just STUPID shakycam. If it's done tastefully in a few action sequences to show first person Point of View only then it's acceptable, everything else needs to go away just like loudness wars mastering in music.
I only watched the first part of the trailer with the sound off so I could at least have an idea of what to expect. It's pretty much a given that trailers are going to contain 3/4s of a film nowadays and I'm looking forward to this too much to have things spoiled beforehand.
I really like the world and characters Clancy created and I like the talent involved with this project.
The previous films never felt cohesive or entirely enjoyable to me because of the constantly changing cast. I hope this kicks off a new successful series, especially since Without Remorse (the chronological first story in Clancy's literary Jack Ryan universe) is rumored to be the sequel/spinoff and will star Tom Hardy and Kevin Costner (and presumably Pine in a cameo).
I don't get the hate on Sum of All fears Its a good movie with plenty of suspense and action.
Affleck was great as was Morgan Freeman and James Cromwell, And Liev Schriber as John Clark was perfect.
And Jerry Goldsmiths incredible score.
I wish that planned John Clark spin off with Liev would have happened cause it would have been a nice companion film to the series.
At first when I heard that Ford was actually not going to return the part as was the original plan with SOAF, I was disapointed. (The Novel unlike the film takes place latter on after the events in Clear and Present danger.) I really wanted to see them eventually get to making movies of the books where Ryan (SPOILER)
But I ended up enjoying SOAF just as much as the prior Ryan films.
really looking forward to Shadow Recruit, Love Brannagh as a director and Actor, Pine will be great and Costner will be awesome. Just ashame the story is not based on one of the clancy novels. But still this is my most anticipated film for 2013/
While I love Harrison Ford in action roles, I always thought that Alec Baldwin played the character better. The character is supposed to be a highly intelligent analyst who was an academic. I believed Baldwin was that academic; I didn't believe Ford was that person - do you believe Ford's character had a PhD as he portrayed that character in the film? IMO, Ford played exactly the same character that he played in Air Force One, which was definitely also fun, but also not believable.
Trailer does look good, but I have to ask that in all of "spy history", has there ever been anyone who was intellectually brilliant as well as a big action person or is all this really just a superhero myth? I can think of one, but he never actually admitted to being a spy: Jacques Cousteau.
"I can't see him doing the same awful shakycam that were the biggest negatives of the 2nd and 3rd Bourne movies and Quantum of Solace"
I certainly agree in nearly ruined all three of those, especially the 2nd Bourne and Quantum.
If it's done tastefully in a few action sequences to show first person Point of View only then it's acceptable, everything else needs to go away just like loudness wars mastering in music."
Frankly I think its use in first person point of view scenes, just like first person point of view closeups, should be very sparingly so that the action can be reasonably appreciated. Imagine a movie where all you can see is filmed that way; it would frustrate you to tears. To me, movies are about the third person view and while a few frames otherwise here and there can add viseral impact, doing any scene completely that way just leaves me I could have actually seen what happened. I think it just wastes good direction and stuntwork.
I love Patriot Games and The Hunt for Red October (in spite of not caring for any other Alec Baldwin performance besides Team America: World Police). Not a fan of Clear And Present Danger or Sum Of All Fears. I'll keep an open mind to this new movie, in spite of having reservations about Chris Pine being anointed as the latest action movie king.