The trailer for JACK REACHER tells me absolutely nothing about this movie. Now, I could easily Google or IMDB or visit a bunch of sites to get info on this. However, that defeats the purpose of the damn Trailer!
So, I’ll take a stab. Apparently, Jack Reacher is a bona fide bad ass. But he’s good. He knows right and wrong, but doesn’t give a shit about anyone or anything else. As Tom Cruise himself says in the Trailer, “I’m not a hero.”
Seemingly this looks like your typical Tom Cruise action movie. There’s a fast car, ominous shots of people running and screaming, Tom Cruise looking constipated in his attempts of being badass, and some generic fight scenes accentuated with a lot of bass. That’s really it.
We get no idea of story, or what’s actually happening in this movie… it’s just a show reel for ‘Look! Tom’s still got it.’ I beg to differ.
Tom Cruise is aging and it shows. He’s still an awesome actor, but these kinds of roles don’t suit him anymore. I loved him in ROCK OF AGES, but unless he starts taking more risks like that…. He is going the way of the Dodo.
Obviously he can prove me wrong with his performance in JACK REACHER. But the fact that the Makers are arrogant enough to think that Tom Cruise kicking ass alone is enough to get crowds in the seats, shows me how they’re banking more on Cruise’s star power, than anything else. Even the official poster itself just says ‘Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher’. Because the only thing we need to know to watch a movie, is that Tom Cruise is in it. Genius!
JACK REACHER is in theatres on December 21st, 2012.
What do you think about Tommy still doing this kind of stuff, and what do you think about JACK REACHER??
Official Movie Website: http://www.jackreachermovie.com
- Lee Child on His New Thriller, Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher and Wandering Heroes (entertainment.time.com)