Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

In my recent book review I said that “Antarktos Rising” is something The Cruiser might be interested in making into a film, but after watching this I am not so sure now.

Tommo is looking just a bit too old for this kind of rough and tumble acting, he seemed slow and tired most of the time, much like the film’s plot. We didn’t get to see the famous “Tom sprint” at all…

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He was trying though, and we all know Tom does not give up.

The actual film though was tedious and underwhelming, it felt more like a made-for-TV flick than a 96 million dollar blockbuster. They just pulled out the book of Hollywood action cliches, watched a few Clint Eastwood films, then started filming. There was a lot of talk and excessive mobile phone use, with little action, most of which was fisticuffs and shootin’. There were no decent car chases, motorcycle stunts, holding onto aircraft as they take off, or vehicles being exploded then flipping right over people. There were some rocket launchers, but they were not used and were just stuffed with drugs…disappointing.

So I think it is time for Tom to start making family films, or perhaps experiment with independent films…ha!

He is working on the new Mission Impossible now, and perhaps that will be a return to form, but I suspect not. Surely it will be his last action film, and he will get to work on the “Kindergarten Cop” remake.

Date watched: February 12th
Score: 5.5/10
Film count 2018: 14

5 thoughts on “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

  1. Jason February 13, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    I’ve never read the Jack Reacher novels, but I should’ve instead of watching this movie. It was definitely generic action and a thinly layered film. Totally forgettable.

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    • jason February 13, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      I haven’t read the books either, but I imagine they are much better. Are you much of a Tom fan?

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      • Jason February 13, 2018 / 1:29 pm

        Not a huge fan, especially since he did the whole “jumping on the couch” on Oprah. However, i do love him as Ethan Hawke in the Mission Impossible films.

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      • jason February 13, 2018 / 1:32 pm

        Yes, jumping on couches is generally not a good career move. But, as you say he made a good Ethan Hawke, and a few others.

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  2. Dan O. February 15, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    It’s perfectly fine. Just like the first. Nice review.

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