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Jack Reacher
« on: April 21, 2017, 12:42:00 AM »
The last film I saw at the flicks was Jack Reacher. It was OK. Not as good as the novels by Lee Child which are ace page-turners because...

Lots of reasons.

Most significantly you have to realise what Reacher is in the books. He's kind of like a modern Man With No Name from the Clint Eastwood movies: a nomad who rolls into town, rights the few wrongs which inevitably find their way to him, and moves on. That's the basic plot of all of them.

The character himself is interesting though. Physically he is enormous: 6' 7" and 250 lbs. He's a killing machine: crack US mod plod fully trained in everything imaginable: weaponry, forensics, martial arts... Mentally he is a deductive Sherlock Holmes styled genius.

And then they get 5' 7" Tom Cruise to play him!

It just don't work.

Still the books are great and 61 Hours is particularly recommended.


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Re: Jack Reacher
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2017, 10:38:00 PM »
I thought it sounded like a porn name.

"Jack Reacharound".

Perhaps that is why the big nosed little one wanted to play him.