I’m not sure I really get this whole Jack Ryan franchise. The Hunt for Red October was a very cerebral political thriller. Patriot Games is more your standard action flick, complete with emotional family drama and a happy ending. Continue reading
This follow up to the very well done The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe does not really add much to the series. It is missing the heart that was so prevalent in the original. This is possibly due to the much smaller role for Aslan the lion (Voiced again by Liam Neeson) and a new leading man (Ben Barnes) who is quite bland. Other than a brilliant voice performance by Eddie Izzard as the swashbuckling rat, Reepicheep, there is not much here to enjoy.