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Chris Pine gets all Jason Bourne-y in this mega clip from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Jan. 3, 2014by: Alex Maidy
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JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT has unveiled a new action-packed clip that throws Chris Pine's titular character right into the conversation with the likes of James Bond and Jason Bourne. Aside from all three of them having names that start with a J, they are also the leading characters in gritty spy franchises.

While Jack Ryan has been portrayed on screen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and Ben Affleck, Kenneth Branagh's reboot of the Tom Clancy character takes us back to his origins as a CIA operative. Baldwin's take on the character was all talk and Ford was basically Han Solo crossed with Indiana Jones in a suit and tie, but Pine's portrayal seems to be what the Affleck version wanted to be: young, dumb, and holding a gun. In fact, the hotel bathroom fight scene in this new clip reminds me quite a bit of both scenes from CASINO ROYALE and THE BOURNE IDENTITY. Homage or are we in line for a carbon copy of those movies?

The trailers all point to a nicely shot action thriller with interesting turns from Kevin Costner as Ryan's mentor, Keira Knightley as Ryan's wife, and Branagh himself as the Russian villain. All together, this clip looks good, but I am still not entirely sold on this movie yet. Check out the mega clip and some new TV spots below.

JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT opens on January 17, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: I hate that f*cking title. Call it JACK RYAN or just SHADOW RECRUIT. Together, it sounds stupid.
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6:08AM on 01/06/2014
Remember when Ben Affleck was supposed to be the rebooted Jack Ryan for the new generation? Then everyone realized how much he sucks in these kinds of roles. Not sure if Pine can top Baldwin or Ford, but he has already done better than Affleck.

Affleck should be a new verb for fucking up franchises. Like, "They sure Afflecked that Daredevil movie." "Suck that Jack Ryan got Afflecked in Sum of All Fears." or "I'm dreading to see how bad they are going to Affleck up the new Batman vs Superman
Remember when Ben Affleck was supposed to be the rebooted Jack Ryan for the new generation? Then everyone realized how much he sucks in these kinds of roles. Not sure if Pine can top Baldwin or Ford, but he has already done better than Affleck.

Affleck should be a new verb for fucking up franchises. Like, "They sure Afflecked that Daredevil movie." "Suck that Jack Ryan got Afflecked in Sum of All Fears." or "I'm dreading to see how bad they are going to Affleck up the new Batman vs Superman movie."
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7:23AM on 01/04/2014
He would've made a cool Peter Parker.
He would've made a cool Peter Parker.
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10:34PM on 01/03/2014
I think it looks like a solid action thriller. Can't wait.
I think it looks like a solid action thriller. Can't wait.
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7:39PM on 01/03/2014
Once again, this looks like a totally cool movie. I would like to see it. It is, however, not Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
Once again, this looks like a totally cool movie. I would like to see it. It is, however, not Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
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