Reviews and Problems with Clear and Present Danger
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Movie overall 7
Clear and Present Danger Blu-ray Review
22 October 2009
Conclusion: Clear and Present Danger is an entertaining film that tries its best to lose viewers within the first half hour. Despite the complexities of the plot, I've found the film to be a touch on the shallow side, as I'm asked to wade through the occasionally outrageous twists in the plot and the conventional drug-cartel villains.
Excerpt: Tom Clancy is a writer that likes to write, and this is clearly evident in the lengthy tomes he's penned. His books, unfortunately are rarely as interesting as the amount of effort he's put in them. Though there's no denying his intelligence, and knowledge of technology, his storytelling choices are at times a bit strange. However, among the meaningless techno-babble and unnecessary subplots, there is, at the core of every one of his books, a terrific story.
Conclusion: While not a perfect or timeless classic, ’Clear and Present Danger’ is an excellent political thriller in its own right, and a successful entry in the Jack Ryan series that really nails the tone, intensity, and conflicts found in Clancy’s novels. Unfortunately, this Blu-ray release is a mixed bag. It features a decent lossless audio track, but misses the mark with an over-processed video transfer and an emaciated supplemental package.