Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Goodyear AZ (Low 45 Cloudy with Sprinkles High 63)

We recently used our loyalty shirt and cup while we watched "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit".

This movie is based on the Jack Ryan character in the Tom Clancy novels but is not based on a particular book. This is kind of a reboot of the previous movies as it deals with how Jack gets into the CIA and his first field assignment after a few years sitting behind a desk. Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck have portrayed Jack Ryan in previous movies. This time it is Chris Pine and he did a great job. He is Captain Kirk after all so that is to be expected :-)

We both really liked this movie, of course we do have a soft spot with movies with a lot of action, which this one had. With Kevin Costner and Keira Knightly alongside Chris Pine the acting was top notch and the story was pretty good too. All in all a good time had by all.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. Thanks for the review. Paul has read many Tom Clancy novels. Added this movie to our list.

  2. I've read a lot of Clancy's books and I had this movie on my list. Your review just confirms that I really do want to see it.

  3. Honestly, we were kind of waffling on seeing this movie. The reviews weren't that good, but I don't always trust the reviewers. We'll put it on the list because we love good action thrillers.

    And of course I love Chris Pine as Captain Kirk.