Movie – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: B

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This film reeks of generic. Its a thriller without thrills. I kept waiting for some twist or interesting development but, nope, just lack-lustre spy action. Nothing stands out, but nothing truly negative comes to mind either. Pine, Costner, and Knightley’s performances aren’t poor, but stop at satisfactory. Jack Ryan defines “OK”.

Movie – Star Trek Into Darkness: A

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Like the first Trek reboot film, this one offered another great space adventure. It’s filled with action of varying types, but all highly entertaining. The humor remained fantastic, with Scotty and Bones stealing the show once again, but this time with even more screen time. Sulu didn’t get to shine in this one, but he got to sword fight last time so he can take a break. The plot was less solid this time around, and may have been a bit heavy on the homage to the source materials, but the strength of Abrams action sequences more than made up for it. In his Trek films, when things are frantic, things are fun. And things are often frantic.