This is no soulless cash-grab. Spielberg’s "West Side Story" is a resplendent entertainment.
The world-building is inadequate and the storyline is erratic. There are some good performances here, but the movie as a whole doesn’t work.
An example of something that can work well on the written page but loses a lot when condensed and brought to the screen.
All the ingredients seem to be in place for a rollicking violent time but the elements don’t gel.
For something based on a Clancy novel, it’s disappointingly lacking in the author’s trademark complexity and detail. This is pure disposable entertainment – nothing more, nothing less.