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Jack Ryan

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Hcour, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Aug 15, 2018 #1 of 109
    Hcour

    Hcour Well-Known Member

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    Jack Ryan (TV Series 2018– ) - IMDb

    For fans of mindless action series like moi, I'm hoping maybe he'll fill Jack Bauer's shoes.
     
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    rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Or, Bill Knapp

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    spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Looking forward to it. I've read all of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books. I still haven't seen the Chris Pine movie, but I think I've seen all the others. And I like John Krasinski, so I'm definitely in for this.
     
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    JoeKustra

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    Movie was very good. Books are better.
     
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  6. Aug 16, 2018 #6 of 109
    goblue97

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    I'm actually hoping for something a little better than just mindless action. I can do without car chases, shootouts, and sword fights. I want something more thought provoking with some action on top, not over the top.
     
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  7. Aug 16, 2018 #7 of 109
    Hcour

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    I'm all for it. That would be even better.
     
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    Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    French for "me." Miss Piggy uses it all the time. :D
     
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  9. Aug 16, 2018 #9 of 109
    rdrrepair

    rdrrepair Or, Bill Knapp

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    Ugh, it obvious now. Lol

    We live in a world were everything is shortened for the sake of saving time. Even the 2 letter word "at" is abbreviated in regular messages. Sometimes reading posts on these boards require members to post link to niche slang. Forget trying to decipher a teenager's text message.

    So, naturally the first place I went was to find the abbreviation to a movie or tv series. Mission Impossible because the "I" and "O" are next to each other... :eek::D
     
  10. Aug 16, 2018 #10 of 109
    uncdrew

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    I'll watch it.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2018 #11 of 109
    Mikeguy

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    Poor Jack Ryan. He's been begging to be a mainstay Hollywood movie franchise character ever since the first Tom Clancy book featuring him, and was punted between various Hollywood actors with nothing sticking. He could have been a modern American James Bond.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2018 #12 of 109
    DevdogAZ

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    Totally agree. The Tom Clancy novels are not shoot-em-up action stories. They are a lot more cerebral than that.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2018 #13 of 109
    Worf

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    The one that annoys me are people who use "U" instead of writing out "you". Potentially understandable if they were texting on a number pad, but when they have an onscreen keyboard and autocorrect, or even worse, a regular keyboard at a regular computer... (and nevermind the various variations including "Ur"). And one poster very happily capitalizes it, so his psots will have "U" instead of "u".
     
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    mattack

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    Isn't it ironic....?
     
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    Win Joy Jr

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    “The Hunt for Red October” was the best adaptation of a Clancy book to screen. Alec Baldwin was a perfect Jack Ryan.

    That said, I’ll give this a try.
     
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    Peter000

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    I thought Sum of all Fears was good as well. I didn't mind Ben Affleck in the role.

    EDITED TO ADD: I don't know how it was as an adaptation, I never read the book. But it was a pretty good movie. :)
     
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    pdhenry

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    I blame Prince.
     
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    TriBruin

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    That was my biggest problem with the Sum of a Fears. It was a terrible adaptation of the book. SoaFs is probably my favorite Jack Ryan novel and to see how much they butchered it was heart breaking. While I agree that Ben Affleck could have been a good Jack Ryan (and would have preferred to see him in Patriot Games versus a way over aged Harrison Ford), this was not the Jack Ryan of the novel.
     
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  19. Aug 18, 2018 #19 of 109
    Win Joy Jr

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    I never saw that one. I stopped after Ford was done.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    I don't remember much about that movie, but I do remember it barely resembled the novel at all.
     
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