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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

It's been a little over a decade since Jack Ryan made an appearance on the big screen in 2002's The Sum of All Fears.  In what turns out to be a precursor to the Batman Hullabaloo (as I'll refer to it from now on/forever) Ben Affleck was scoffed at for daring to accept a paycheck for stepping into the practically hallowed and definitely spy-worn shoes of Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin.  This time around, Chris Pine, the king of the franchise reboot, steps into Ryan's less worn, more prequel-ready shoes, and as these things go, the result is...perfectly adequate.
I went to see it for the following reasons, in this precise order:

                               1. It was Chris Pine
                               2. It was Chris Pine in a suit/on a motorcycle
                               3. I generally like these kind of action movies
                               4. Wait...was that Kevin Costner...and wait, Keira Knightley is still acting?