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Floundering Through Adulthood

What Happened to Jack Ryan?

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Where have all the good political action thrillers gone?

The answer. Down with Ben Affleck’s action career. Because of the lackluster box office recipts of Sum of All Fears, plans were scrapped to continue the Jack Ryan series with Affleck and studio heads decided to wait for the general public to forget that the movie ever existed. Which seems to be NOW.

Our favorite action hero Jack Ryan has been tagged to a new movie without the involvement of Tom Clancy. They have had a series of directors attached including Phillip Noyce who directed the Harrison Ford movies in the series. But it seems that they have settled on raw edgy directors like Anton Fuqua or Fernando Meirelles.

Now you ask who are they going to have in the lead role. Ryan Gosling?!?! WTF! Does he exude testosterone like Harrison Ford or Ben Affleck (ouch!)? I don’t think so. He makes you cry because he appears in Nicholas Sparks movies.

I guess we should just be happy that Jack Ryan may one day end up on the big screen again.

Additional Reading: Ryan Gosling To Be New Jack Ryan, Brazillian Director Offered The Chance To Bring Back Jack Ryan?


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  1. Yeah, while I love Ryan Gosling, him as a Jack Ryan is a bit of a stretch…we’ll see how it goes.

    And thanks for the links to PopCritics, we appreciate it!



    March 16, 2008 at 9:17 pm

  2. I don’t know. I think Ryan Gosling’s a good actor. It’s true that he hasn’t really been portrayed as a manly man so far, but I think he could surprise us in the role. Can’t be any worse than Ben Affleck.

    Jason A Clark

    March 17, 2008 at 6:25 am

  3. Watch more of Ryan Gosling’s movies and you’ll see that he’s quite a talented, apt actor. I doubt we’ll be disappointed.


    March 17, 2008 at 5:54 pm

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  5. Gosling as Ryan eh…? hmmm why dont they cast the latin kid from that 70´s show as Domingo Chavez….come on!

    Well I think when we think Jack Ryan we see Harrison Ford´s face, or in my case with Mr Clark I see Willem Dafoe….

    Anyhow….Someone told me the movie to be made is Rainbow six, Ryan is mentioned maybe twice or thrice in the book…and yeahm maybe Gosling can make a good role, but then again he is too young to do a Ryan.


    March 31, 2008 at 6:40 pm

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