Movie – Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: B

jack ryan shadow recruitB

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”.
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Movie – Man of Steel: B-

man of steelB-
I’m trying to look back and think of a moment where I thought, “that was awesome!” But I can’t. And when none of the attempts at substance work, a film needs those moments. The pseudoscience was bad, but not quite “reverse time by spinning the earth backwards” bad. The CG fight scenes looked cartoony, which is where I think Superman should stay. Remarkably unremarkable.