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I gotta admit, I wasn’t all that jazzed about ol Jack Ryan’s return to the big screen in Kenneth Branagh’s “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”. I’m not a big fan of the title, either, but everything I’ve seen from the movie has been pretty good, including these two TV spots that you’re probably seeing all over the airwaves these days. I watch a lot of sports, and I swear these spots are all over every basketball and football game I’ve seen over the Christmas holiday.
Not sold on Jack’s latest outing? Check out the two 30-second spots and maybe they’ll change your mind. If not? Eh, Keira Knightley looks fetching, doesn’t she? Maybe they’ll make her Jack’s secret CIA handler or something. The TV spots sure seems to be hinting strongly at something along those lines. It could be false advertising, of course, but one can hope.
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, Gemma Chan, Nonso Anozie, and Colm Feore.
Jack knows stuff next year, January 17, 2014.