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The Law Has Limits. He Does Not.
In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But the accused man claims he's innocent and says "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.
When Werner Herzog tells you to eat your hand, you eat your fucking hand.
i liked this movie because it was 2 hours of tom cruise mind-fucking people. a typical scene:
Jack Reacher: "does shelly work here?"
Random Vaguely Evil N00B: "she's not in today."
Jack Reacher: "thanks, now i know she works here. you've been #REACHED!"
and then when he's not mind-fucking people, Werner Herzog shows up to talk about eating his own fingers or something. "what do mysterious super villains dream about?" i was hoping when he was inevitably shot he'd be all like "it is an insignificant bullet." oh well. i'm pretty sure Herzog agreed to do it because the movie was filmed in the one place he'd always been too afraid to set a production: Pittsburgh.
i had no idea…
I'm struggling to write anything even remotely sensible about this film. It is there. It exists. It is neither good nor bad. It's an entertaining piece of ........eh.......entertainment. And that's about it.
So with all the serious critique out of the way, I'll leave you with this:
- Oblivion: 126 minutes
-Jack Reacher: 130 minutes
- Rock of Ages: 123 minutes
- Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol: 133 minutes
Tom. Dude. Stop compensating for your length, ok? It's ruining your films.
Well this is still absolutely terrific fun to the point where I'm wondering why it's taken them so long to decide to do a sequel.
But the important thing is that they ARE doing a sequel and you're all going to go out and see it and Tom is going to keep making Mission Impossible and Jack Reacher films until he can no longer run. Which will never happen because Tom doesn't age. So don't let me down here. Make Jack Reacher 2 a big hit. You know it makes sense.
A few things quickly.
1) The bit in the bar is gold. There are some barbed one liners being thrown around in there that are just awesome, even more…
The character Jack Reacher describes himself in the film as a "drifter with nothing to lose". That is the kind of movie that Jack Reacher is. It is simple, has no time for fluff, and that is why I dig it so much.
This is a straight up detective story that features all the cliches in the book, but everyone involved in making the film is completely aware of that. This is the kind of movie that Charles Bronson or Steve McQueen would have been cast in during the 80s. Think of something like McQueen's The Hunter and you've got a modern equivalent in Jack Reacher. There is a fair amount of talking and figuring things out. There is a…
Opening with a brilliant and wordless sequence that is as shocking as it is ruthlessly efficient, Jack Reacher starts with a bang, or six. Unfortunately, as soon as the characters open their mouths things begin to unravel. Based on a 17 book series the character of Jack Reacher obviously has his fans but on the basis of this franchise-opener I’m not going to be one of them.
Most of the pre-release discussion was reserved for the bizarre casting of Tom Cruise as the titular hero. Fans moaned he didn’t fit the hulking 6’5” profile of their beloved investigator yet the problem is less with Cruise and more down to the character he portrays. He’s a frankly ridiculous superhuman who is…
(audio commentary with McQuarrie and Cruise)
Onderhoudende actiefilm met Tom Cruise in de voor hem typische rol van actieheld.
I am not afraid to say that I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. Tom Cruise plays some sort of former army Sherlock Holmes or something. And he beats the fuck out some shitty millennials. There is also a mystery that needs to be solved and the only person who can solve it is Jack Reacher, Obviously.
I look forward to the sequel that is in the works, which I assume is going to be called "Jack Reacher 2: Reach Around."
If Werner Herzog told me to eat my own hands or be faced with the consequence of having to sit through the excessively long and impressively dull action film that is Jack Reacher a second time, I'd at least consider it.
Ditto "Larry Crowne".
"Who has two thumbs and very little else, hand-wise? I am such a man."
MUY entretenida y muy fan de ese Tom Cruise badass que nos presentan. Hasta Jai Courtney está bien, pero Rosamund Pike no me acaba de encantar.
A solid detective mystery. Tom Cruise is as reliable as ever. Some fun action and a good cast.
Occasionally the performances are a bit cheesy, and the "myth" aspect of Reacher gets a little tired. Drags a little, and starts to get convoluted, but still entertaining.
Most memorably, there is a fantastically filmed car chase, with amazing shots of the actual actors driving, with a great comedic finish.
More beatings and one liners. Less convoluted third acts
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