Whatever happened to action thrillers? Kenneth Branagh obviously asked himself the same question and has decided to bring it back in Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit.
The trouble is, although it’s set in the present day, it has both feet in the past, with a dastardly Russian plot to destroy the American economy. Its biggest asset is Kevin Costner as Jack’s grizzled mentor, but if you’re looking for genuinely thrilling action, you might have to look elsewhere. Here’s why http://www.filmoria.co.uk/2014/01/jack-ryan-shadow-recruit-review/.
As I said, whatever happened to action thrillers?
Jack Ryan:Shadow Recruit is released in UK cinemas this Friday, 24 January.