Kelly needs solutions — and revenge — and embarks on a campaign to search out out what occurred and why. The highway results in Russians, with the Secretary of Defense, Thomas Clay (Guy Pearce, deserving higher), seemingly welcoming the concept of turning the soldier unfastened, by no means thoughts the diplomatic implications, saying, “Some situations warrant thinking outside the box.”
But “Without Remorse” thinks squarely contained in the field, setting up a sequence of violent encounters involving Kelly, with assist from, amongst others, a fellow SEAL (“Queen and Slim’s” Jodie Turner-Smith). The supporting solid additionally consists of Jamie Bell as a squirrelly CIA bureaucrat, the type whose motivations provoke comprehensible suspicion.
Representing a reunion of “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” director Stefano Sollima and author Taylor Sheridan (right here with Will Staples), “Without Remorse” feels somewhat too overtly like a Jason Bourne wannabe — no less than, till a mid-credit sequence that mainly lays out the blueprint for what in principle comes subsequent.
In a manner, Paramount might need accomplished one thing few characters do in the film — specifically, dodged a bullet. Because whereas this will get by, barely as at-home escapism, setting the stage for one more Clark journey with Jordan that may be value anteing up for a ticket, “Without Remorse” is not.
“Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” premieres April 30 on Amazon. It’s rated R.