Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
PG-13 – 105 min – Action
Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Thor) directs this reboot of the popular Tom Clancy character seen in previous movies such as The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present Danger. Chris Pine (Star Trek) stars as the titular character while the rest of the cast includes Kevin Costner (The Postman), Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean), and Kenneth Branagh (Wild Wild West).
Based on the character created by bestselling author Tom Clancy, “Jack Ryan” is a global action thriller set in the present day. This original story follows a young Jack (Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. The story follows him from 9/11, through his tour of duty in Afghanistan, which scarred him forever, and into his early days in the Financial Intelligence Unit of the modern CIA where he becomes an analyst, under the guardianship of his handler, Harper (Costner). When Ryan believes he’s uncovered a Russian plot to collapse the United States economy, he goes from being an analyst to becoming a spy and must fight to save his own life and those of countless others, while also trying to protect the thing that’s more important to him than anything, his relationship with his fiancée Cathy (Knightley).