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.

 

 

5 thoughts on “J – Jack Reacher, Never Go Back

  1. Literary Feline says:

    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.

  2. Tony Laplume says:

    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.

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