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Let down by mis-casting the leads!
on 11 April 2017
I really hoped this was going to be as good as some of the previous films made around Tom Clancy's character who has been played along the way by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck who I thought did a pretty stand-up job having to take over from Ford. I always felt that Ford who is notoriously difficult to work with, was a bit too up-himself even though 'Clear and Present Danger' was one of my favourites. I liked Affleck and was disappointed when he only made the one film playing Ryan. I liked Kenneth Branagh's character, Victor Cherevin and I think he did a very good job as Director. Production Designer Andrew Laws done a brilliant job as Production Designer. The script came from Adam Cozad and David Koepp and the idea of going back in time to show HOW Ryan became who he was and exactly what struggles he had. He was picked by an eagle-eyed William Harper of the CIA to watch Russian Financial movements from Wall Street. He discovers a plot to devalue the American currency until it is worth nothing. Plenty of fast action, lively driving and chases but for me at least I think that Chris Pine and Keira Knightly are both too lightweight in the leads.