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Barry (barrypz) | 3050 comments I don;t think EW was impressed.


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Genre: Action; Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders; Director: Ed Zwick; Release Date: 10/21/2016; Runtime (in minutes): 118; MPAA Rating: PG-13

Posted October 19 2016 — 4:23 PM EDT

Here it is: the sequel no one asked for to the movie that no one quite remembers. Yes, we’ve come to that late stage in Hollywood’s franchise economy where any film that narrowly outperforms its budget overseas automatically gets a follow-up. Yay, capitalism! For those coming to Jack Reacher: Never Go Back without having seen the first film, 2012’s Jack Reacher, the good news is a) it doesn’t really matter and b) you didn’t miss much. All you really need to know is that Tom Cruise is back as a loner ex-military police officer who drifts from town to town with only his toothbrush and unquenchable thirst to see wrongs righted (usually via his fists); that it was adapted from another of Lee Child’s countless coach-class potboilers; and that like its predecessor it’s an unremarkable placeholder until the next Mission: Impossible flick comes along.


message 3: by Carol/Bonadie (new)

Carol/Bonadie (bonadie) | 8053 comments "coach-class potboilers." Ouch!


message 4: by Carol/Bonadie (new)

Carol/Bonadie (bonadie) | 8053 comments Thanks for the link, Barry, Boy the reviewer REALLY didn't like the movie! At least, having read the series, we'll understand a little more of the backstory that seems to have been dropped out of the film.


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Sherry  | 3684 comments Carol/Bonadie wrote: "Thanks for the link, Barry, Boy the reviewer REALLY didn't like the movie! At least, having read the series, we'll understand a little more of the backstory that seems to have been dropped out of t..."

we hope...lol


message 6: by Ann (new)

Ann (annrumsey) | 14606 comments Wow! Ouch is right, EW is not even a fan of the books.


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