Tom Clancy's Gnadenlos (2021)

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Tom Clancy’s Gnadenlos: Directed by Stefano Sollima. With Michael B. Jordan, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce. An elite Navy SEAL, goes on a path to avenge his wife’s murder only to find himself inside of a larger conspiracy.

“I havenu0026#39;t read Without Remorse, yet considering Amazon started business selling books, why canu0026#39;t the writers of these productions read one if theyu0026#39;re going to say itu0026#39;s based on one! Tom Clancy was the master of the techno-thriller, mixing elements of science fiction, political thriller and spy genres, albeit Clancys extensive research helped readers understand foreign militaries and his plots eerily echoed real events to the degree rumours circulated the CIA thought he was a mole.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis film has none of his subtlety. Yes, itu0026#39;s normal for books to change when made into a film, but all that seems left of Clancys work are a few names.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOn the plus side, Jamie Bell does get the sneaky company man role down. His spook demeanour in relation to the other soldiers is probably the most in keeping with Clancy.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMBJ makes a decent effort as the lead, who in typical Hollywood fashion is pretty trigger happy, an amazing shot with grenades, but never seems to be in much peril, while Jodie Turner-Smith seems to only be allowed one emotion.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOn the other side, Iu0026#39;m not sure if Guy Pearce was just tired all the way through, but compared to the usual energy he shows in his other films, he was putting me to sleep.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe cinematography is dark at places really hard to see what is going on. I get fighting in the dark adds to the effect, but I ended up watching one of the early fight scenes three times and only found out what had happened later in the film. It shouldnu0026#39;t be that hard.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe post credits scene should have filled me with joy, but considering everything Iu0026#39;d just seen, it just left me more sad.”


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