CIA analyst Jack Ryan must thwart the plans of a terrorist faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia’s newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.
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The film's box office failure halted Ben Affleck from continuing as Jack Ryan and killed the series for over a decade before a failed reboot. Regardless the film is fairly entertaining with its nuclear annihilation theme with hints of 'Fail-Safe' and 'Strangelove'.
A failed reboot when they should have respected what have come before but even worse was that Ben Affleck is too clean-shaven, fake-smiling, inexperienced and artificial to be believable as Jack Ryan. There is a scene with a shocking detonation of a dirty bomb that feel even more believable today and is a grueling image that stuck in my mind and Colm Feore is cool as a bad guy.
Normalissimo film di spionaggio filo-americano,con sceneggiatura balbuziente e messa in scena hollywoodiana con tutti i suoi pro e contro.L'escalation è gestita discretamente,i clichè si attengono al copione,il finale fà parecchio ridere.Buono per staccare il cervello e sgranocchiare due pop-corn,ma niente di più.