Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse Review: Slick Action Scenes Rescue an Absurd Plot
The film adaptation of Tom Clancy’s no regrets it bears little resemblance to the original material. Michael B. Jordan is a fierce protagonist who rips through baddies like a Navy Seal seeking revenge. But the 21st century update of the classic character is almost torpedoed by a ludicrous plot. The tense and agonizing plot of the novel is replaced by absurd geopolitical machinations. The stylish action scenes and the foundations for a better sequel keep the movie from being a major disappointment. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse Review
No regrets opens in the city of Aleppo, Syria, decimated by civil war. Lieutenant Commander Karen Greer (Jodie Turner-Smith) leads an elite special forces team in a classified exfiltration operation. CIA agent Robert Ritter (Jamie Bell) has provided minimal intelligence on his target. Senior Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan), the villain of the team, has doubts about the objective.
Kelly’s instincts turn out to be correct. The team rescues their man, but encounters a completely different enemy than expected. Three months later, John Kelly has adjusted to domestic life with his pregnant wife (Lauren London). But as he contemplates retirement after a lifetime of military service, a heinous attack on his family and members of his unit changes everything. Kelly becomes an unstoppable force for revenge. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse Review
Tom Clancy’s books are impeccably written. Weave fascinating and intricate narratives with richly imagined characters. I have read almost all of his work and, like millions around the world, I am a blatant admirer. I didn’t expect this movie to be an exact replica of the book, but I’m frankly surprised by the changes. No regrets he’s awkward with a ridiculously obvious villain. It’s completely predictable with nothing memorable about the supporting characters. This is pretty amazing from Taylor Sheridan (Hitman, Against all odds) script, and Italian director Stefano Sollima (Sicario: Day of the Soldado). These filmmakers should have pulled this story out of the park on its worst day.
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse Review
Michael B. Jordan and the action choreography are saving grace. No regrets it works like a pure action movie. Several standout scenes elevate the stupid script. The opening firefight sets the stage for the melee combat to come. John Kelly ain’t knocking people down like Rambo with a machine gun. He is an elite Navy Seal that uses suppressed rifles, wicked melee fights, and stabbing knives. The special forces and their tactics are skillfully represented. Jordan is completely believable as a man with nothing left to lose. He delivers punishment with an ultra chiseled physique and seething rage.
No regrets sets the stage for future Rainbow Six movies. Anyone who has read Tom Clancy knows where the story is going. I see No regrets as a manual of what is to come. The public is familiar with Jack Ryan and his adventures. John Kelly, who undergoes a slight name change, moves to the forefront of the cinema in the “Clancyverse.” The next installment should be an improvement over this one. Note to producers: stick to the books and can’t go wrong. No regrets is a Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media and Weed Road Pictures production. Amazon Studios will stream the film globally on April 30 on Prime Video. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse Review
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Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse Review
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