Jack Reacher 2

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  1. pnow15

    pnow15 Previously pnete

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    The film sort of reminded me when Sean Connery stopped being James Bond and handed off the role to Roger Moore. A decided drop off in the series. Only Cruise never handed over the role. His lack of size hurt this production as his alleged step daughter and his lead lady were nearly as tall or taller.
    The Reacher character should be played by Clint Walker. Toss in a few unnecessary PC debates and this picture was not nearly as good as the first. I hate to see the Reacher character go to waste.
     
  2. ZooCougar

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    That doesn't sound good. The preview was great. Loved the first movie.
     
  3. Palatine

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    Really liked the first one. But I like anything with Rosamund Pike. Was Tom Cruise in the first one?
     
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  4. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    So after hearing many people passionately complain about Cruz as Reacher, I started reading the series. I'm up to book 3 now. I have to admit they are pretty good, although I can't really say why. The prose is pretty simple and direct. Reacher is somewhat of antihero. He's a drifter, who doesn't do laundry and instead throws out clothes and buys more from thrift stores. He will step in to help people and has a strong, though random, moral code. He takes every advantage available to him. In the first book alone he murders just about a half dozen people, bad people certainly, but murder nonetheless. That said, I've bought in and will read at least the first 4 books.

    Reacher's physical presence is a reoccurring theme in the books. In book 3 "Tripwire" he's 6'5' and a lean 250 lbs. That's Fishy territory. Cruz isn't a great match for the role, though the first movie was okay.
     
  5. Dove

    Dove We can't stop what's comin.

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    When I like one of your posts, Pal, I get an ice pick pain in my ear canal.
     
  6. pnow15

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    It wasn't a total washout. It just wasn't anything special, sort of like this last Jason Bourne movie starring Matt Damon.