Paramount Pictures and Yahoo Movies have revealed the first teaser trailer for Jack Reacher. The action thriller, which takes its inspiration from author Lee Child's novel One Shot, stars Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) as the title character, a decorated military policeman who becomes disenchanted with the Army and musters out; he then chooses to drift throughout the United States, helping people in need.
In the film, Reacher crosses paths with an old acquaintance, who has been accused of murder. Despite overwhelming evidence against his friend, Reacher decides to help prove his innocence, but Reacher's unorthodox methods draw the ire of both local law enforcement agents and the real killer, a deranged sniper.
Anyone who's ever read the Jack Reacher novels will know the character is a huge giant of a man....
"Reacher is a giant, standing at 6' 5" tall (1.96m) with a 50-inch chest, and weighing between 210 and 250 pounds. He has ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair. He has very little body fat, and his muscular physique is completely natural (he has never been an exercise enthusiast.) Reacher is strong enough to break a man's neck with one hand and kill a villain with a single punch to the head or chest. In a fight against a 7 foot, 400 lb steroid-using thug, Reacher was able to lift his opponent into the air and drop him on his head."
so who does Hollywood get to play him in the movie... yep... the midget that is Tom Cruise (with dark hair)
i know i will get alot of hate for this but i will say it anyways i think action movies are cooler with tom in it .IF the part is for him .now in this movie i feel the part it some what for him .just wish they would make a movie trailer when u could understand more of what the movie is about .
Excellent choice of music, using The Black Angels. I would have loved it though had McQuarrie reteamed with his star from The Way of the Gun, Mr. Parker himself Ryan Phillippe, as Reacher. But I guess Tom Cruise sells more tickets or something.
I know a real life Jack Reacher. About an inch taller and 100 pounds heavier though still all muscle because of his day job in construction. When he walks into a room he instantly commands the attention of everyone in it because of his intimidating size and because of the don't $%&* with me vibe that he gives off. In short, people are afraid of him (and for good reason). This type of presence cannot be duplicated when you are 5' 7", no matter how many bones you seemingly can break. This movie will probably do quite well, especially overseas, but the reality is this is a betrayal in every way of the character as he was written and the fans who have waited for so long deserved better.
No thanks. Not only am I unbelievably tired of seeing Tom Cruise, but having been a fan of the books for so long I cannot imagine why they chose someone that's a pipsqueak compared to the character he's portraying.
I really wanted to like the books given the glowing reviews everywhere. But I just didn't like the character (a transient bum with voluntarily no ties), and the smarmy writing style (eg, he solves something but the reader doesn't find out what it was for another 200 pages). The movie however, yeah I'll give it a go.
I'm not really familiar with the original source books, so have no opinion on its story or main character's transition to film, but I'm willing to give the film Jack Reacher a try, in part because Tom Cruise tends to pick projects that are interesting. His success rate at selecting high quality projects isn't 100% but it's arguably higher than average.
I've read a few Jack Reacher books, and besides the fact that Tom isn't nearly as large as the character is in the books, he's not the crazy, to hell with the law, justice seeking madman that's described in this trailer.
Oh well. Tom always delivers on the action front so I'm sure this will be a very entertaining movie.
For anyone who has read books from the series, Cruise is simply an odd choice. Essentially it makes the movie more of an "inspired by" effort when consistency with the original would have offerred so much more. Eastwood in his prime would have made a great Reacher and maybe Neeson would have been a good choice today. The books, by the way, do deserve the praise unless you like your mysteries solved in the first chapter. In that case, why bother to read?