I reviewed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit back in January, and it was a great action-packed film. The movie is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on June 10th, and it would make a fantastic gift for Father's Day. The film stars Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, and Kevin Costner, along with other A-listers, and it's a fast-paced thriller.
If your dad is a movie fan like mine is, you could pair Jack Ryan with a few other action movies and make a day out of it - no trip to the theater required!
|Graduation day from the University of Michigan, May 2009 - my dad and I|
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009 version) is another great roller-coaster ride of a thriller, and would be the perfect movie to watch before or after Jack Ryan.
If your father really loves action movies, why stop at two films - how about adding Inception and 3 Days to Kill to your "must watch" list? Inception continues to be one of my favorite action/sci-fi films, and 3 Days to Kill is similar to Jack Ryan in that it has a lot of things going on, and Kevin Costner is fantastic in it.
But of course, to get the party started, you're going to need to head to Walmart first - they're offering the Blu-ray release of Jack Ryan for only $12.96 (that's a bargain!) and it also includes $15 off sports tickets at Ticketmaster - another activity to do with your dad on Father's Day weekend, perhaps? Just make sure you head there sometime between 6/10 and 6/14, as this special offer is only valid for those dates. Two great movies and $15 off sports tickets, for one low price - that's an awesome deal.
And if you're a fan of fast cars (or the men that enjoy them!), you can pick up a Walmart Exclusive pack, which includes both Jack Ryan and The Italian Job for $19.96 - the list price for this two-pack is $49.98, so that's another great deal.
What do you and your father do on Father's Day? Do you have any traditions that you like?