My Movie Grade - B
(Slight Spoiler Alert)
Oh how I enjoy a great action movie like the next person and this one was no different. Starts off with a flash back kind of clip about 9/11 so that you see and understand how Jack Ryan gets involved with the CIA. He evetually is placed in an undercover job to as a Financial Compliance Officer and uncovers something fishy with one of the Russian accounts that his firm handles. This eventually leads into a chase around the world to catch the Russians with their hand in the Terrorizim cookie jar. Of course Jack Ryan prevails and is the hero of the day. A couple of reasons I'm giving this movie a B is because - I like many folks - love to see things explode and cause a big mess - a realistic mess. There were no big chaotic explosions or realistic mass panics - just a lot of screaming,yelling and then a sad little explosion near the end. The other reason was because Hollywood is built on hopeless romantics - so of course there is a love story tied in. Chris Pine and Keira Knightly worked really well as couple though so I was very pleased with the casting. All in all a pretty good movie! Rent it from Redbox as it was released a few weeks ago.