Jack Reacher Theatrical Trailer: Little Actor, Big Pants, Lots Of Boom

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Jack Reacher Theatrical Trailer: Little Actor, Big Pants, Lots Of Boom

By TK | Trailers | October 18, 2012 | Comments ()


I'm trying, y'all. I'm trying to divest myself from the Jack Reacher of One Shot, the novel, and accept the one from Jack Reacher, the soon-to-be released film starring Tom Cruise. As I've said before, I actually enjoy Cruise as an actor -- given a certain range, he can be terrific. And yet, the sheer physicality of the novel's character, a 6'5" 250 pound beast of a man... well, that's hard to reconcile.

But I'll say this, I suppose. If I didn't know anything about the novels, I'd be mildly interested in Jack Reacher. This one is better than the teaser that aired a while back, though it's got little to separate itself from the average actioner. That said, it's directed by Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects and wrote/directed the underrated The Way Of The Gun. And it features Werner Herzog as the big bad. So there's that. I dunno. Take a looksee:

They've definitely upped the action factor from the book (most of the novels are serious, lengthy detective stories interspersed with short, incredibly violent encounters). I kinda dig the final vanishing-out-of-the-car-into-the-crowd bit. The book has some very interesting twists to it, so it seems right up McQuarrie's alley. Perhaps the trick for us book fans is to simply forget what we know and treat it as an project that's independent of the book.

What say you?

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