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Deberg_1990
07-03-2012, 05:08 PM
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mikeyis4dcats.
07-03-2012, 05:26 PM
I love the Reacher novels, but I just can't wrap my head around the 6'2" ex-marine being played by Tom Cruise. :o(

mikeyis4dcats.
07-03-2012, 05:29 PM
interesting...so they didn't pattern it after a book, but rather the character.

Canofbier
07-03-2012, 05:32 PM
I read three or four of these books, and I'm baffled as to how they decided to get Cruise to play Reacher. He's completely wrong for the part physically, and his personality doesn't seem to match either. Oh well.

DJ's left nut
07-03-2012, 05:48 PM
interesting...so they didn't pattern it after a book, but rather the character.

Sounds like the Bourne movies. There are passing similarities in story lines, but the books and the movies don't mesh together well at all.

I may have to give these books a look; seem pretty interesting after some legwork.

Deberg_1990
07-03-2012, 05:57 PM
I read three or four of these books, and I'm baffled as to how they decided to get Cruise to play Reacher. He's completely wrong for the part physically, and his personality doesn't seem to match either. Oh well.

Cruise has his own production company. Likely he bought the rights to the character himself. So he picked himself.

Bewbies
07-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Isn't Cruise 4'5"? Reacher is 6'6" 250 and rough looking.

This is almost as bad as when Cruise played a freaking Samurai. LMAO

whoman69
07-03-2012, 07:55 PM
Isn't Cruise 4'5"? Reacher is 6'6" 250 and rough looking.

This is almost as bad as when Cruise played a freaking Samurai. LMAO

It'll be perfect. Haven't read the books, but won't it be so lifelike when Reacher tries to shout at someone and his voice breaks? That's the picture I have in my mind anyway.

Cheater5
07-03-2012, 09:38 PM
I love the Reacher novels, but I just can't wrap my head around the 6'2" ex-marine being played by Tom Cruise. :o(

The Jack Reacher character isnt an ex-Marine, he's a former Army Soldier:thumb:

mikeyis4dcats.
07-03-2012, 09:47 PM
The Jack Reacher character isnt an ex-Marine, he's a former Army Soldier:thumb:

Ah yes, you are correct. Army MP. Joe Pike is the ex-Marine

whoman69
07-04-2012, 05:01 PM
I think the last Cruise movie I liked was Rain Man.

kc rush
07-04-2012, 07:45 PM
Cruise has his own production company. Likely he bought the rights to the character himself. So he picked himself.

That is exactly what happened. I like a lot of the Reacher books, but that trailer looks like ass.

durtyrute
07-05-2012, 08:40 AM
I like Tom Cruise, but.....................................................NO!!!

Bump
07-05-2012, 03:52 PM
bad casting choice. They shoulda went with someone who looks badass. Plus he sounds like a pussy. I haven't read the books, maybe it's supposed to be a regular looking dude that is a total badass and you wouldn't expect it or something.

vailpass
07-05-2012, 03:55 PM
Xenu isn't going to like what some of you are saying.
Or thinking.

DMAC
07-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Watching him kick everyone's ass was HILARIOUS.

Fire Me Boy!
07-08-2012, 07:05 AM
People saying a 5'6" guy couldn't kick the crap out of someone are being ridiculous. Someone that's trained to do it can absolutely kick the crap out of someone who's much larger, but untrained. You don't have to be the biggest and the strongest.

As for Cruise in the role... I haven't read the books and know nothing of Reacher, but I generally don't buy in to the author's physical description of the character unless its integral to the character. Playing the part is more about attitude, IMO.

Frazod
07-08-2012, 09:29 AM
Well, I liked the car....... :spock:

WhiteWhale
07-08-2012, 09:38 AM
People saying a 5'6" guy couldn't kick the crap out of someone are being ridiculous. Someone that's trained to do it can absolutely kick the crap out of someone who's much larger, but untrained. You don't have to be the biggest and the strongest.

As for Cruise in the role... I haven't read the books and know nothing of Reacher, but I generally don't buy in to the author's physical description of the character unless its integral to the character. Playing the part is more about attitude, IMO.

Frankly, I don't watch any movie that portrays Tom Cruise as a tough guy. It's a joke. Watching that munchkin 1 punch KO people left and right is so far beyond believable that it turns his action films into a comedy.

He's never been believable as a tough guy except to people who don't know what tough is. He's a primped up wimp. It radiates from him.

Bowser
07-08-2012, 11:33 AM
I thought Crusie did a good job in Collateral. He came across as a pretty convincing badass in that. And a bad guy to boot.

kc rush
07-08-2012, 03:10 PM
As for Cruise in the role... I haven't read the books and know nothing of Reacher, but I generally don't buy in to the author's physical description of the character unless its integral to the character. Playing the part is more about attitude, IMO.

The books always talk about how physically intimidating Reacher is. His size is very much a part of the character which is why so many people are upset with the casting. But when Xenu owns the movie rights, this is what you get.

mikey23545
07-08-2012, 03:46 PM
Maybe he's really playing Jack Reacharound.

mikey23545
07-08-2012, 03:47 PM
People saying a 5'6" guy couldn't kick the crap out of someone are being ridiculous. Someone that's trained to do it can absolutely kick the crap out of someone who's much larger, but untrained. You don't have to be the biggest and the strongest.

As for Cruise in the role... I haven't read the books and know nothing of Reacher, but I generally don't buy in to the author's physical description of the character unless its integral to the character. Playing the part is more about attitude, IMO.


Know how I know you're 5'6"?

Fire Me Boy!
07-08-2012, 04:10 PM
Know how I know you're 5'6"?

5'10". Sorry.

But I'm out of shape. Tom Cruise would probably kick the shit out of me.

Deberg_1990
07-08-2012, 05:16 PM
5'10". Sorry.

But I'm out of shape. Tom Cruise would probably kick the shit out of me.

heh. Cruise is in Phenomenal shape for his age. Dude takes alot of crap, but he always gives 110% to every role.

vailpass
07-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Frankly, I don't watch any movie that portrays Tom Cruise as a tough guy. It's a joke. Watching that munchkin 1 punch KO people left and right is so far beyond believable that it turns his action films into a comedy.

He's never been believable as a tough guy except to people who don't know what tough is. He's a primped up wimp. It radiates from him.

X2

the Talking Can
07-09-2012, 12:05 PM
jack reach around in drive II: I've got a jacket too

vailpass
07-09-2012, 01:42 PM
People saying a 5'6" guy couldn't kick the crap out of someone are being ridiculous. Someone that's trained to do it can absolutely kick the crap out of someone who's much larger, but untrained. You don't have to be the biggest and the strongest.

As for Cruise in the role... I haven't read the books and know nothing of Reacher, but I generally don't buy in to the author's physical description of the character unless its integral to the character. Playing the part is more about attitude, IMO.

Would you have gone for a 5' 6" Terminator? Conan the Barbarian? Khal Drogo?
IMHO size often matters.

Brock
07-09-2012, 02:06 PM
Stallone was pretty short.

Chief Gump
07-09-2012, 02:26 PM
Would you have gone for a 5' 6" Terminator? Conan the Barbarian? Khal Drogo?
IMHO size often matters.

At least that is what your wife keeps telling me... :D

vailpass
07-09-2012, 05:45 PM
At least that is what your wife keeps telling me... :D

:D Attaboy.

Deberg_1990
10-17-2012, 01:40 PM
Full Trailer out now



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keg in kc
10-17-2012, 01:57 PM
So, if he has a bullet, is it a Jack Reacher round?

Fish
10-17-2012, 02:38 PM
Meh...

the Talking Can
10-17-2012, 02:47 PM
ahahahaha

Deberg_1990
10-17-2012, 08:09 PM
Meh...

I think it looks kinda cool, in a B movie sort of way. They probably gave away the films best gag there at the end of the trailer.

Deberg_1990
12-06-2012, 11:49 AM
take with a grain of salt, but Harry Knowles has seen it and liked it. I loathe his reviews, but it sounds like a fun ride.


http://www.aintitcool.com/node/59895

KCWolfman
12-07-2012, 12:08 AM
The only complaint I see repeatedly is a height issue. Since I am never going to get a John Clark movie, I will take the second best in Jack Reacher.

Jack Reacher is a man who uses morals to an extreme and has lost the ability to be empathic. Sounds pretty close to Cruise's real life to me.

Deberg_1990
12-18-2012, 11:34 AM
76% fresh on RT



http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/jack_reacher/

Bowser
12-18-2012, 12:10 PM
Pretty impressive for a Cruise action flick these days.

Easy 6
12-18-2012, 12:38 PM
Sorry, i'm just not buying cruise as the mega-badass anymore.

Jack Reacharound.

Bowser
12-18-2012, 12:47 PM
Sorry, i'm just not buying cruise as the mega-badass anymore.

Jack Reacharound.

You've done gone and fucked up now, bro. Cruise is going to get one of those three step stepladders, climb up it, and kick your ass.

Deberg_1990
12-19-2012, 12:08 PM
Ouch....bad timing for sure....Starting to wonder if this movie and Django are going to suffer at the box office from Post Sandy Hook depression....



http://blog.mysanantonio.com/weekender/2012/12/the-awful-timing-of-jack-reacher/


We’re talking about a film that begins with a madman ex-Army sniper randomly killing five people near PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home field. But that’s not all, as Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle points out:

Mick, whose full review will appear in tomorrow’s Weekender, calls one image in the opening “the most unfortunate single shot in a movie this year.” He describes the sniper looking for victims through his rifle scope: ” We see the potential victims through the crosshairs — the movie invites us to identify, not with innocent people, but with the assassin’s power. And then, for an endless second and a half, through the crosshairs, we see a little girl.”

Yikes.

Other critics are saying the same thing:

“The idea of watching a movie in which a sniper methodically crafts his own bullets, practices weekly at a gun range, then waits quietly in an empty parking garage before shooting five people dead may not sound like the most appealing form of entertainment during these tragic days,” wrote the Associated Press’ Christy Lemire, who liked the movie.

“Because it begins with this scene of a mass slaughter, shown from the gunman’s point of view, the movie accidentally and automatically evokes obscene images of slain first-grade children. Those images will be in most Americans’ minds for a while, certainly through the early run of the movie,” wrote Richard Corliss of Time magazine.

Yes, rescheduling a movie this close to its release date may be as easy as stopping a glacier, but it might be wise. After a week of seeing the faces of those 20 dead children, whose funerals were being held this week, how many folks really want to see a movie that starts with a mass killing this weekend? The box-office damage from staying the course might be greater than the damage of rescheduling. Even the film’s more-than-respectable 78 Tomatometer rating probably won’t help much.

Easy 6
12-19-2012, 01:26 PM
You've done gone and ****ed up now, bro. Cruise is going to get one of those three step stepladders, climb up it, and kick your ass.

LMAO

Setsuna
12-19-2012, 01:56 PM
His other movie looks pretty awesome too. Don't discount him. Usually actors his age go on a streak like this before they retire or direct exclusively. Enjoy them.

Easy 6
12-19-2012, 05:04 PM
His other movie looks pretty awesome too. Don't discount him. Usually actors his age go on a streak like this before they retire or direct exclusively. Enjoy them.

For me, i just know too much about this guy by now, he has no aura anymore.

He's five feet nothing and overexposed as a giant flake.

keg in kc
12-21-2012, 11:24 AM
CHUD's tag team review: http://www.chud.com/121009/tag-team-review-jack-reacher/

They seem to like it a lot.

Deberg_1990
12-21-2012, 12:45 PM
CHUD's tag team review: http://www.chud.com/121009/tag-team-review-jack-reacher/

They seem to like it a lot.

Ive read it has the feel of a 70s or 80s low tech crime thriller. count me in.

Deberg_1990
12-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Ive read it has the feel of a 70s or 80s low tech crime thriller. count me in.

Saw this tonight. Really, really good. Yea, it did remind me a lot of a 70s Dirty Harry type of flick or something Eastwood would have made in his heyday. The bad guys were really nasty and fun as well. Werner Herzog was great.

Highly recommended

tyler360
12-26-2012, 09:02 PM
I thought he played Reacher very well. If only he wasn't 5 foot nothing

Fire Me Boy!
12-26-2012, 09:16 PM
The wife and I enjoyed it. And I thought Cruise was believable. Can't see how his height has anything to do with the role.

tyler360
12-26-2012, 09:20 PM
In the books Reacher is supposed to be a very physically intimidating presence. Cruise does not have that IMO

nstygma
12-26-2012, 09:36 PM
The wife and I enjoyed it. And I thought Cruise was believable. Can't see how his height has anything to do with the role.

did he headbutt anybody in the film?

Fire Me Boy!
12-27-2012, 07:14 AM
did he headbutt anybody in the film?

Don't think so.

Deberg_1990
12-27-2012, 08:12 AM
Don't think so.

I think I appreciated how low tech it was. No noticeable CGI, and all the stunts and action beats were fairly realistic. Cruise and the bad guy even stopped and got tired during the final fight.

Fire Me Boy!
12-27-2012, 08:17 AM
I think I appreciated how low tech it was. No noticeable CGI, and all the stunts and action beats were fairly realistic. Cruise and the bad guy even stopped and got tired during the final fight.

Agreed.

And having not read the books, I didn't really have any problem believing Cruise as this force.

nstygma
12-27-2012, 10:02 AM
Don't think so.hmm, i thought that was his signature move when getting jumped, strike first.

BWillie
12-28-2012, 11:33 AM
The wife and I enjoyed it. And I thought Cruise was believable. Can't see how his height has anything to do with the role.

If you aren't 6 ft tall you can't intimidate ppl, didn't you know that?

Mike Tyson says hi

mikeyis4dcats.
12-28-2012, 12:16 PM
If you aren't 6 ft tall you can't intimidate ppl, didn't you know that?

Mike Tyson says hi

Jack Reacher (as written) is a no nonsensem 6'5" 260lb man. I haven't seen the movie yet, but that is why book fans are panning Cruise.

It would be like casting the Rock as Sherlock Holmes.

JD10367
12-28-2012, 02:26 PM
Wasn't a bad flick. Less action film than it was a John Grisham style film.

nstygma
01-06-2013, 01:05 AM
Wasn't a bad flick. Less action film than it was a John Grisham style film.
decent movie. not a reacher film though, but decent. i guess that's what you get with cruise + pg13 rating.

cdcox
01-06-2013, 12:56 PM
Goop popcorn movie.

Fire Me Boy!
01-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Goop popcorn movie.

Goop popcorn is the bes.

cdcox
01-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Goop popcorn is the bes.

LMAO

Molitoth
01-06-2013, 02:05 PM
I enjoy movies so much more because I don't read books, yay for me. Lol

REDHOTGTO
01-06-2013, 06:10 PM
liked this movie good plot and action and i dont even like going to the movies !

Deberg_1990
01-06-2013, 06:34 PM
The more I think about it, the more I really loved this flick. It's a solid, fun ride. I hope there are sequels, but the box office might not justify it.
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JD10367
01-09-2013, 07:42 AM
Goop popcorn is the bes.

http://youtu.be/TcBAmfRnqCk

Deberg_1990
12-09-2013, 09:29 PM
Sweet. Sounds like we might get a sequel. Love this movie. Very low key and a throwback action flick.



http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/jack-reachers-back-tom-cruise-developing-new-bestseller-never-go-back/


EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving ahead with a sequel to Jack Reacher, the 2012 film that starred Tom Cruise and is based on Lee Childís bestselling novel series. A rumor went around that the studio might be trying to squeeze in a Reacher film before Mission: Impossible 5. Paramount has denied that, but Iíve learned itís trying to fast track another installment. This one will be based on Never Go Back, which was published earlier this fall. In it, Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He canít remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.

Pants
12-09-2013, 09:34 PM
I was a big fan too. Movie was really well done.

Sure-Oz
12-09-2013, 10:14 PM
Sweet. Sounds like we might get a sequel. Love this movie. Very low key and a throwback action flick.



http://www.deadline.com/2013/12/jack-reachers-back-tom-cruise-developing-new-bestseller-never-go-back/


EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions are moving ahead with a sequel to Jack Reacher, the 2012 film that starred Tom Cruise and is based on Lee Childís bestselling novel series. A rumor went around that the studio might be trying to squeeze in a Reacher film before Mission: Impossible 5. Paramount has denied that, but Iíve learned itís trying to fast track another installment. This one will be based on Never Go Back, which was published earlier this fall. In it, Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He canít remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.

Good to hear, i thought it was pretty good even though Jack Reacher fans didn't like Cruise it seemed

Chief Gump
12-10-2013, 06:47 AM
Good to hear, i thought it was pretty good even though Jack Reacher fans didn't like Cruise it seemed

There is a big reason for not liking Cruise. Jack Reacher was supposed to be a very large guy. Like 6'5 and 240 or something like that. That is one of his main features in the book. He is supposed to be very large and very intimidating. Not 5'7 and 180.

I always thought Dwayne Johnson would have played the perfect Jack Reacher.

Guru
12-10-2013, 06:56 AM
There is a big reason for not liking Cruise. Jack Reacher was supposed to be a very large guy. Like 6'5 and 240 or something like that. That is one of his main features in the book. He is supposed to be very large and very intimidating. Not 5'7 and 180.

I always thought Dwayne Johnson would have played the perfect Jack Reacher.

If Tom wants a role, Tom gets the role.

Sure-Oz
12-10-2013, 07:28 AM
There is a big reason for not liking Cruise. Jack Reacher was supposed to be a very large guy. Like 6'5 and 240 or something like that. That is one of his main features in the book. He is supposed to be very large and very intimidating. Not 5'7 and 180.

I always thought Dwayne Johnson would have played the perfect Jack Reacher.

Gotcha...I get it now.

Anyong Bluth
12-10-2013, 08:52 AM
If Tom wants a role, Tom gets the role.

I guess you could say him playing the role is a bit of a "Reach"

In all seriousness, I wasn't wowed by the trailers when they first came out, nor did I think it looked terrible- just kinda indifferent and probably just another so so action flick. I was rather surprised by how many people that I would be around when there was a promo for the movie that totally trashed it and thought the movie looked absolutely terrible?
Kinda made me question what I was missing that seemed to turn so many off.

Needless to say, I caught a chance to see it and thought it was done rather well, and think the novel fans that got up in arms by Cruise were rather silly because it wouldn't have been made without box office draw. As much as I love Dwayne Johnson, he's not at the point where he's a real solo box office draw to drive ticket sales typically alone at this point in his career.

mikeyis4dcats.
12-10-2013, 10:02 AM
There is a big reason for not liking Cruise. Jack Reacher was supposed to be a very large guy. Like 6'5 and 240 or something like that. That is one of his main features in the book. He is supposed to be very large and very intimidating. Not 5'7 and 180.

I always thought Dwayne Johnson would have played the perfect Jack Reacher.

I alsways pictured Reacher like this guy

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091203203952/medium/images/9/94/Lee_Scanlon_S1.jpg

mikeyis4dcats.
12-10-2013, 10:03 AM
and The Rock would be a terrible Reacher. Too buff. He's an Army MP, not Conan the Barbarian.