Directed by Stefano Sollima
Starting Michael B Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Guy Ritchie
I remember seeing a movie based on the Jack Ryan character. The ones I saw were Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger both with Harrison Ford. They were good films as far as I remember.
This film is about John Kelly who is a part of the Navy Seals who took part in a mission that went bad. Sometime later, Kelly is retired from the Navy Seals, when the team was suddenly attacked and killed. As they went to kill Kelly they end up killing his pregnant wife. Kelly goes on a revenge spree trying to find out why his family was killed.
I thought the film was good. The story was interesting. It had a few predictable things but overall the movie is entertaining and full of action. At first, I thought it was going to be this Taken kind of film or like the 80’s one-man against all kind of film but I was surprised that it was more “real” in the sense that he was part of a team as he uncovered the truth.
But I have to say the reason the film worked for me was because of Michael B. Jordan. He is becoming a great leading actor and not only in action films which is great for him because he can be cast in different genres. I think he did a good job with the character. The performances were good overall but it was Jordan who stood out.
I thought it was an enjoyable movie with action and an interesting political story. The film is available on Amazon Prime.