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"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" Gets A Trailer

By Garth Franklin Friday October 4th 2013 05:20AM
"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" Gets A Trailer

Paramount have unveiled the first trailer for Kenneth Branagh's "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the reboot of the 1990s franchise based on the Tom Clancy novels.

The trailer itself bares little resemblance to the previous series, which were more adult-centric political/espionage dramas with action elements.

This plays out more like a standard modern action thriller that just happens to use an existing franchise title and character (much like the last two "Die Hard" films). On the flip side, there's a refreshing focus away from visual effects trickery with the action done on a fairly practical level.

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