Friday, 24 January 2014 10:31
The much-awaited American action thriller firm ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ hits theatres today in Liberty Lite Cinema.
The movie, which is the fifth in the Jack Ryan Series and also a reboot that departs from the previous instalments, is not an adaptation of a particular ‘Tom Clancy’ novel, unlike its predecessors, but rather an original story.
While Clancy imagined Jack Ryan as a former active duty officer in the U.S. Marine Corps who was gravely injured during a helicopter accident, in the reboot, Ryan serves as a Marine Second Lieut-enant in Afghanistan where he is critically injured when his helicopter is shot down.
During a lengthy rehab, he attracts the attention of Dr. Cathy Muller, his future wife - and the CIA in the person of Thomas Harper. The CIA is impressed with Ryan’s ability to recognize complex patterns. As part of the recruitment, Ryan returns to the London School of Economics to complete his PhD studies, which he had interrupted by enlisting right after 9/11/2001.
Starring in the title role is Chris Pine, who is the fourth actor to play ‘Ryan’ following Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck. Alongside Pine is Keira Knightley who plays the role of Cathy Muller.
The film was released on 17 January 2014 and is dedicated to Tom Clancy who died on 1 October 2013. The film is imported by Liberty Cinemas.