I love Lee Child’s Jack Reacher. He is the man. If I ever get into any kind of trouble I hope that Reacher is going through town so that he can take care of it. I was late to the series and am not rushing through so I’ve read the first 11 of the series. I compared the first Jack Reacher movie with the book it was based on here. Tom Cruise was not a popular choice to play the anti-hero, but I think he managed to pull it off. I was surprised that they made a second film after the limited success of the first.
Never Go Back is based on the 18th book of the series, so I have a little while before I read it, but I did watch the movie with Jason over the weekend. Jason loves the series too and thinks that Cruise is a good Reacher.
The movie is good. He kicks some butt, but amazingly doesn’t sleep with any women in this one. He might have a daughter, he escapes from a military jail, and he travels to both DC and New Orleans.
So, if you are a fan of the series, who do you think is the perfect Jack Reacher? I’ve always thought if Liam Neeson were a decade or two younger he might be able to pull it off.