“JACK REACHER” Movie Review. He’s LARGER than LIFE.
“JACK REACHER” PRESS PREVIEW
Here we go again, it’s TOM CRUISE as the butt kicking badass in “JACK REACHER”.
For jolly good measure too.
I’ve never been big on TOM CRUISE.
But he is very much in his element playing the iconic anti-hero JACK REACHER, a character created by British author LEE CHILD pow-wowing the baddies and tabling them all to justice.
“JACK REACHER” ensures you a fun ride, laced with action and dark humor.
TOM CRUISE again displays his prowess that, whichever angle you may look at him, he commands stoic respect.
This is a CRUISE brand and he empowers as the movie star.
As both producer and star, CRUISE has developed a potential franchise, a vanity project and a crowd pleaser.
The film opens with a horrific shooting of five innocents, throwing the heartland city into a stare of pandemonium.
The police follow the trail of clues that leads to James Barr (Joseph Sikora), a recent veteran and ham him as the shooter.
Beaten into a coma while in custody, Barr has enough time during his first interrogation to write a simple message: “Find Jack Reacher.”
Before everyone, such as the district attorney (RICHARD JENKINS), Barr’s lawyer Helen Rodin ( ROSAMUND PIKE), and the lead investigator on the case, Detective Emerson (DAVID OVELOWO), can even discuss how to find Reacher, our hero strides nonchalantly into the police station.
And as Reacher probes deeper into the case, he realizes that James might not be guilty after all.
Writer/director CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE blends action, suspense, thrills and comic relief skillfully.
As in any action film, you have to fully suspend disbelief to fully enjoy this spy thriller.
If you are a fan of TOM CRUISE, then this film should not fail.