I wasn't sure what to expect, but in the final third, I turned to my wife and said: "This would actually be a good TV show."
Ex-army cop and lawyer partnered up to fight dirty scumbags. Now on the USA Network. Or FX.
Jack Reacher, the film, has a quiet charm about it and some small bits of humour. I liked the vibe of it, kinda quirky and 80s with a bit of Law & Order thrown in, thus the realization that what we were watching was a long TV show.
Not too shabby, pleasantly surprised.
First things first: f@!k cancer.
As someone who has come to terms with the idea (or is it fact?) that cancer is a real possibility to myself, and whose loved ones and friends have been directly affected by it, both for the bad and for the worst, this film was both one I was excited to see, but also dreaded to see.
The cast drew me in first of course: Seth Rogen, the ever-excellent Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Anna Kendrick (who was…
I went into this film without much expectations. The trailers I'd seen beforehand made this film seem very heavy-handed and very action-oriented. I like Andrew Garfield's work in The Social Network and I love Emma Stone's work. That was enough for me to give it a go.
Oh: and that Spider-Man's web-shooting capabilities were of his own device. Score one for getting that one right this time around.
Back to the film. Despite no expectations, I was extremely surprised that…