This film version is a beginning tale of sorts, dealing with the young Jack Ryan (Chris Pine). The story opens with him studying Economics in London during the time of 9/11. Soon after Ryan joins the Marines and heads to Afghanistan. He is hurt in a helicopter crash and one thing leads to another with Ryan eventually trying to deal with a Russian terrorist plot. There are several jump scenes in the film and a few edge-of-your-seat moments.
Chris Pine brings intensity and youthful rawness to the role and it is a shame that, despite the action and interesting story, that the content in language, sex and violence miss the mark so that we can’t award this movie our Dove Seal.