Starring: Chris Pine, Keira Knightey, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh
Released: 2014
Director: Kenneth Branagh
This is the fourth reincarnation of the onscreen character of Jack Ryan this time played by Chris Pine. We have previously had Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin and Ben Affleck. Shadow Recruit fills in the gaps from watching the previous movies and it shows us how Jack met and fell in love with his wife Cathy.
Kenneth Branagh directs the movie and stars as the Russian villan, he has the right amount of menacing and cunning to get just under Jacks skin to thwart his attempts to protect his country.
Chris Pine is a worthy successor to the previous actors who have played Jack Ryan, he has the action credentials and has the emotions to show how he is feeling in his new role for the CIA.
I really enjoyed this movie and hope a follow up starring the same characters is going to come out in the future.