I spent years reading Tom Clancy novels, so I was at least barely interested in watching the Jack Ryan origin movie, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Also, since we were still in the mood for egregious violence, the movie delivered. Honestly, it was a much better film than was November Man from the previous night. Kenneth Branagh played the heavy, as well as directed it; I'm sure that the latter fact had a lot to do with the overall quality of the end result. Not bad at all.