Paramount Home Media Distribution has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Christopher McQuarrie's action thriller Jack Reacher (2012), starring Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, and Richard Jenkins. Street date is May 7th.
Adapted from a novel in Lee Child's best-selling crime series, the film sees Cruise in the title role as an ex-military policeman turned vigilante drifter who is called in to investigate after an expert sniper takes the lives of five random victims. When the authorities pull in former army sniper, James Barr (Joseph Sikora), they are certain they have the perpetrator, but Barr believes he's been set up and asks that Jack Reacher (Cruise) be assigned to the case. At first, Reacher is weary of Barr but after some thorough investigation he is led to believe there is an unseen force pulling the strings of the investigation and he's determined to get to the truth.
Commentary by Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie
Commentary by composer Joe Kraemer
When the Man Comes Around
You Do Not Mess with Jack Reacher: Combat & Weapons
I thought this was pretty damn good. And I liked the pacing, reminded me of a 70s action flick such as Dirty Harry, actually having a story and building the tension instead of non stop mindless action. Hopefully this does well enough on home video that we get the promised sequel!
Very underrated film -- I went in not knowing quite what to expect and was quite entertained. I haven't read the books so wasn't hemming and hawing about how Cruise really isn't the physcial type described in the series. Still, it was a great vehicle for Cruise that should have done better....but I think it was released at the wrong time of year.
Day one buy, no question. The action, storyline, and great scenery from the Pittsburgh area all just scream "blu-ray".
Cruise did an oustanding job. I hope there are actually more special features though, than what's listed here.
Heard all the negative 'Cruise isn't Reacher' hype from my dad, a reader of the books, but I went to it on Christmas Eve after work and loved it. Like was said above, very old school. Great car chase. 3 weeks ago I went to the dollar theater with a buddy and we could have seen Jack Reacher or Wreck it Ralph. I told him Reacher was good and it'd be great to see it on big screen, and I was iffy on Ralph, which had a definitive release date. Still, he won the argument. So instead, I went to a kid's flick (albeit mildly enjoyable) that I could have rented today, over this, which now I have to wait two more months for lol.
Oh well, can't wait to add to my collection. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I'm sure then my friends and I will sit and enjoy
Day one blind buy too. Here is the thing, I don't like his off screen crap but there isn't really anything he's done on screen I can't remember not liking and lately, since MI III he's getting better. Well, that crap in Tropic Thunder, didn't care for it.