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Clear and Present Danger Blu-ray Review
22 October 2009
Summary: Following hot on the heels of The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games , Paramount mined the Tom Clancy library for a second Harrison Ford outing as Jack Ryan. At the time of its release, Clear and Present Danger faced the trilogy curse, which always threatens to dismantle any ongoing film franchise.
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.