Skip to main content

Review~Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

   Fan favorite, Chris Pine stars as Jack Ryan. In this installment Jack Ryan is a young CIA Covert Analyst who uncovers a  Russian plot to crash the U.S economy  with a terrorist attack. Opened everywhere January 17th, 2014.

     Based on the CIA analyst created by espionage master Tom Clancy, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is a blistering action thriller that follows Ryan from his quiet double-life as a veteran-turned-Wall Street executive to his all-out initiation as a hunted American agent on the trail of a massive terrorist Director: Kenneth Branagh,  Story by: Tom Clancy , Screenplay: David Koepp, Adam Cozad

         Shadow Recruit was at best mediocre. The first thing people are going to ask is how well does Chris Pine pull off the role of Jack Ryan compared to his predecessors? In  our opinion he did a decent  job, We would not say that he was thee best Jack Ryan of them all. This film installment is essentially a reboot of the franchise because the movie begins with Jack still in college and then quickly goes through his stint in the war, subsequent  injury, and later  rehabilitation. The casting of Chris Pine had to do with the fact  that they had to get someone young and Chris Pine is pretty much the perfect age, 34, to play a character in their early 30s.  We  really warmed  up to Harrison Ford as Jack Ryan.  However Ford’s age dictated that they jump into his career mid stream and so we could never see the early years of Ryan’s accidence. In our honest opinion “The Hunt for Red October” is by far the best of the Jack Ryan movies.         
        After seeing this film we think it is clear to say that  Keira Knightley is an under rated actress. She did a great job as Ryan’s wife and the two of them had great on screen chemistry. Kevin Costner as the teacher/mentor was a good choice. He balanced humor and maturity quite well. However the villain of the story was very cardboard. There are only a few short scenes that clue the audience into why he’s so motivated to destroy the USA. There wasn’t enough substance to the villain to see the contrast between he and Ryan.

      The last 30 minutes of the movie is fast paced and action packed. We give it a 7 out of 10

Popular posts from this blog

Legendary Rock Icon & KISS Frontman Gene Simmons Wants You To Open For Him At Wizard World St.Louis

It's the chance of a lifetime for musicians all across Greater St. Louis, as famed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons and Wizard World seek an outstanding local band to open for "Wizard World: An Evening with Gene Simmons and His Band," Saturday, April 8, beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis), and will be held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis taking place that weekend at America's Center.

Area bands must submit video links to, specifying "St. Louis Opening Act" in the subject line, by April 3 for consideration. Simmons will select one group from among the entrants to perform before his show on April 8.

The winner will be announced live on the KSHE radio station by Gene at 2:30 p.m. CT on April 7, the day before the show, and notified by email and/or telephone. The winner will also be posted on the Pageant website and on social media channels.

The winni…

Win Tickets To Louisville's Louder Than Life Music Festival !

“Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon.
Great People. Great Food.”

The fourth annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, kicks off September 30, 2017 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.General admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale at starting noon on May 29, 2017.
Enter for your chance to win tickets to the Fall's most anticipated Hard Rock music festival."
We here at WITIN RADIO, know you don’t want to miss this year's Louder Than Life Music Festival, so we’re proud to offer you a chance to win a free pair of tickets to the 2017 Louder Than Life Festival , Courtesy of  WITIN RADIO and; Danny Wimmer Productions.
To enter, simply use the comment space ( Leave Full Name &  E-mail) below or e-mail (Walter@WitinRadio.Com) be…

Exclusive Interview: 804 Street Media CEO Lance Cooper

Last week, the staff of WITIN RADIO had the opportunity to meet with 804 Street Media CEO & Editor In Chief , Lance Cooper.During the interview we had the opportunity to speak with Lance on his life's work, his company's Social Media presence, and the state of Black America.

When did you launch 804 Street Media & what was the catalyst for you launching 804 Street Media ?

"The official brand evolved into a business around 2013, but the grind to put the 804 (Richmond. Virginia) on the map started back in the 1990’s. Everything started with hip-hop. In 1997 I had a rap group here in Richmond. Virginia was on the rise, we were actually the only rap group from Richmond to share a stage with Nas. This was around the time "It Was Written" dropped. Eventually, however the group parted ways. I put the microphone down and started promoting other artists. Coming from one of  the hardest places to "get on" from is Virginia, because support on every level…