First Trailer for "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" drops

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  1. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    see it here
    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b4Azjn9lfI[/yt]
    It still feels a bit like Kirk rather than Ryan to me. With Pine being the best part of Star Trek Into Darkness, it's no surprise.
     
  2. Captain Craig

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    I had been waiting on a trailer for this. I've liked the Ryan movies, even Affleck's, and wish Paramount had given Ford a third but I digress. This looks a bit more "action hero" out of the gate than the others but I like the character, Pine and it'll be hopefully a nice way to honor Clancy at the end of the year.
     
  3. Aragorn

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    One rumor behind The Sum of All Fears was that Ford didn't want the bomb to go off.

    He was also alleged to have wanted Ryan to get promoted to a position that wouldn't call for field work, yet still have him running around. But I don't know what the big deal about that would've been.
     
  4. Emh

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    Decent trailer. I wish they would just call it Shadow Recruit. The current title is bulky and unnecessary.
     
  5. BoxWhatBox

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    Seriously?!? Seriously!!! This is not Jack Ryan! This isn't even John Clark. I wished they had made this a slow-burn geo-political thriller set in Reagan's America, not some Jason Bourne wanna-be. I'll still watch it, but this is not the reboot I wanted.
     
  6. Allyn Gibson

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    QFT.

    My hope is that, for the trailer, they pulled all of the action-esque scenes to make it look like a Bourne thriller and the real thing involves a lot of paper pushing and desk jockeying.
     
  7. Captaindemotion

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    Looks like a fairly generic, though possibly entertaining, espionage thriller with the Jack Ryan name added on (as well as the fact that he's a family man, unlike 007, Bourne etc) to distinguish it from the herd. Still, Pine is very watchable and I'm sure Costner and Branagh will lend able support (should Kevin direct the sequel?!).

    Can't figure out if the timing of this and the first poster are very good or very bad, coming as they do on the week of Clancy's passing. The cynic in me says 'good', there being no such thing as bad publicity.
     
  8. Romulan_spy

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    Good trailer. It looks to be a good, exciting spy thriller. But it kinda feels like Jack Ryan was tacked on. You could easily have the exact same trailer with any young spy hero. It seems like the producers took the concept of "Jack Ryan" from the early Clancy novels, the desk analyst who is thrust into being a field agent a little against his will because he uncovers a threat to national security, and built an action movie around it. Not necessarily bad, just not sure yet if it will really do justice to the Tom Clancy character.
     
  9. Romulan_spy

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    I kinda agree. If you want to do a true remake, it would be better to actually base the movie on an actual Clancy novel. You could reboot Hunt for Red October, although risky since the original was some awesome, or better, base the movie on Jack Ryan Jr to use a young actor and use Clancy's excellent thriller "Locked On". That novel has a threat to national security, lots of action and a young Jack Ryan. Perfect for a movie.
     
  10. John Clark

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    I'll probably see it, but from the trailer, it just isn't Jack Ryan to me.
     
  11. JarodRussell

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    This is... something. But it's nothing I'd ever associate with Tom Clancy or a Jack Ryan story.
     
  12. Romulan_spy

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    it is a big departure from the Tom Clancy character. Jack Ryan first appears in Hunt for Red October where he is far from a young action hero. He is a desk analyst who really is thrust into a field agent situation against his will because of his hunch and the fact that no one else wants to take the chance since they don't believe him. He really is a fish out of water (no pun intended). He is definitely not some young James Bond/Jason Bourne character running around shooting bad guys left and right.
     
  13. ManOnTheWave

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    I like Chris Pine, and I like Kenneth Branagh, and Kevin Costner is growing on me as he ages. This looks like it may be an entertaining movie, so the odds are that I'll see it.

    I have no idea what this has to do with Jack Ryan or Tom Clancy, though.
     
  14. Corran Horn

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    That's basically what happened in the book. Ryan was DDCI.

    As others have said, this doesn't seem like Jack Ryan at all. Sum of All Fears looks better by comparison. (though this is just a trailer)
     
  15. Romulan_spy

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  16. JarodRussell

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    I wouldn't give them the financial support. Otherwise they never learn.
     
  17. FPAlpha

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    Why do they feel the need to "actionize" a character most of the general audience doesn't even remember?

    Go out on the street and ask people who Jack Ryan is as opposed to James Bond/Jason Bourne or Ethan Hawke (might need to mention Tom Cruise for people to get that one).

    Jack Ryan was never a big franchise so you can't bank on that name alone so what's the point if you are going to violate the character and turn him into Jason Bourne light?

    I don't get studio CEO thinking at all.. they apparently twisted the character so much he's not Jack Ryan anymore but generic young guy who gets to save the world.

    Maybe the trailer is misleading and i'm doing the movie injustice and these are the only action sequences in an otherwise good spy thriller but i somehow doubt it. Characters nowadays don't feel real if they can't kick ass once in a while, don't they? Can't have a desk jockey save the world through brilliant intelligence work and thinking ahead ;)
     
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    I was just about to say, when is George Smiley: Ghost Protocol coming out?