a) Managed to finally see the Jack Ryan; Shadow Recruit movie yesterday.
b) Still am attempting to stamp out the realisation that Kenny Branagh's pretending to be Russian, and the Jack Ryan movie is indeed almost quite passable and stylish at times.
c) Still trying to work out which part of the world Kiera Knightly's character was from, not ultimately sure.
d) Dracula's bodyguard from the TV series made an appearance but maybe he should have been armed with a saw, a woodaxe or even a pencil sharpener to stay alive.
e) Unconvinced by Chris Pine as Jack Ryan but maybe that's okay.
f) Yes, will see a sequel starring Chris Pine just to be unconvinced even further when the time comes.
g) If I remade the movie, I'd have the actors wandering around trying desperately to avoid being caught in a world governed by idiot plots and British actors trying to fight off their transformations into characters with dodgy accents as if it were a weird brain affliction taking over, and the American actors were slowly turning into dummies and puppets carved from wood that's quickly petrifying. There must be a cure for these people.
h) Appreciated the blue tones in much of the cinematography.