I'm not sure if I've ever read a Tom Clancy book and maybe I've seen one or two of the movies. Nothing really stood out in my mind about his stories, yet "Jack Ryan - Shadow Recruit" looked like action packed, mindless fun. That is exactly what it was.
This tight, fast paced film starred male beauty (Chris Pine) and female beauty Keira Knightley.
This international thriller center on the world of traditional along with economic terrorism combined at the nation vs. nation level (Russia against the US/World).
I guess this was sort of like a modern day James Bond with that very handsome star combined with International Super hero (and, of course, he comes equipped with a drop dead beautiful girlfriend).
Great supporting cast with Kevin Costner and Kenneth Branagh (Also the director).
Simply a fun entertaining movie that I'm sure will do well in the box office. I would not be surprised to see future Tom Clancy films with many members of this cast.
Definitely worth seeing for mindless fun on a cold snowy winters day. Playing at all the big theaters.