Trailer Tuesday: Jack Reacher

bill bodkin and logan j. fowler reach for the sky…



Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Rent. I’ve been hearing nothing but negative comments about Jack Reacher, and that’s mostly been from my dad. He’s a big fan of the novels and according to him lead actor Tom Cruise is not the physical specimen that Mr. Reacher is in the book. The homicide investigator is a towering 6’5″ and 250 pounds on the written page but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Cruise does not meet those measurements. Regardless, despite the fact that the actor playing the titular role has had a bit of crazy history in past years does not take away from him at all; he still can entertain the hell out of audiences and he looks like he’s having a blast here. Definitley a rental for sure, as I’m sure poppa Fowler may even have a slight interest in seeing the adaptation. We’ll see. –LJF

Theater, Rent, No Thanks, Undecided? Rent. Jack Reacher looks like it’ll be a solid, nitro-charged action flick. However, nothing’s really grabbing me by the throat, compelling me to catch this in el teatro. It seems like we’re going to get the paint-by-numbers Tom Cruise action flick — lots of running, a couple of completely insane stunts, Cruise screaming and Cruise flashing his patented smart alecky smile. Nothing about Jack Reacher stands out for me, especially in a time when a lot of really, compelling Oscar bait is coming out. So, it’ll be a rental for me and a few month wait until the TC movie I’m really stoked for, Oblivion, hits theaters. –BB

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