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J – Jack Reacher, Never Go Back

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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.



April 12, 2017 - Posted by | Blogging from A-Z, movies


  1. I’ve only read one book in the series and I thought it was okay. Later I heard it was one of the weaker books in the series so I guess I should try another one.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 13, 2017 | Reply

  2. I didn’t like this one as much as the first but I still enjoyed them both. Love his character.

    Comment by hmsgofita | April 13, 2017 | Reply

  3. I haven’t read the books and I have a bit of a problem with Tom Cruise but I think that’s for reasons other than his portrayal of Jack Reacher. My husband loved it. Love Liam Neeson though.
    K is for Kihncert

    Comment by scr4pl80 | April 13, 2017 | Reply

  4. I have only seen the first film, but thought Tom Cruise worked in the role for the most part. It’s his type of movie, really. I tried the Reacher series, but was never able to really get into the books. I’ll likely see the new movie when I get a chance though.

    Comment by Literary Feline | April 17, 2017 | Reply

  5. The irony is that Lee Child probably had a movie star in mind, and like his readers it probably wasn’t Tom Cruise. But I loved the trailer for the second one far more than anything I saw for the first, so I will see it eventually.

    Comment by Tony Laplume | April 17, 2017 | Reply

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