3. "I can't WAIT for all the bitching about Cruise being cast as Reacher" In response to Reply # 0
Ugh. Just seems like this one is a prime candidate for the "fans of the books who get a little too pissy when the movie isn't identical to the movie bitch loudly, everywhere they can, and every chance they get", because Tom Cruise is pretty much the opposite of the guy you picture in the books.
I mean... there's pretty much nobody with chops and charisma that I can think of for the role. Maybe Ahhhnold way, way back in the day, could've at least given us the physical sense of who this guy is.
Personally I'm interested in how they translate him to Crooze.
As a fan of the series, when they first announced TC I gave it the side eye. But after watching this trailer that's Reacher. I completely understand if niggas cry foul on TC. Dude is not everyone's cup of tea. With that said, it does look like they're staying true to the character, so the bitching should be to a minimum. Question is are they gonna stick by the books and keep it R rated? (Doubt it).
15. "Mediocre with a captial M" In response to Reply # 0
Surprisingly, Cruise was the best thing about this. His portrayal of Reacher was in strong spirit to the books, so my hats off to him.
But otherwise, this is standard movie of the week fare. Which is a shame cause "One Shot" is an excellent book. Problem with all that comes down to the script. It was just a bad translation. Also, the score didn't help at all. And some of the scenes were lighted like broadcast network drama such as CSI or Elementary.
Everyone seemed to like it. I hope if there is a sequel, they can get someone worthy to make a better JR movie.
26. "not really complaining, but" In response to Reply # 0
This was awful. There were so many dumb plot points that made no sense that I noticed the one that mattered and wrote it off as someone's farfetched imagination. The acting was terrible -- although I have no quarrels with Cruise.
But I still kinda sorta liked it. ~ ~ ~ All meetings end in separation All acquisition ends in dispersion All life ends in death - The Buddha
27. "^^^ JANEY FEELING THE POWER OF CROOZE" In response to Reply # 26
>This was awful. There were so many dumb plot points that >made no sense that I noticed the one that mattered and wrote >it off as someone's farfetched imagination. The acting was >terrible -- although I have no quarrels with Cruise. > >But I still kinda sorta liked it.
^^^ you're starting to understand the appeal of the action blockbuster, Janey! lol
How awesome was the scene with Herzog explaining his fingers? I feel like I'm gonna watch that scene on Youtube a billion times.
28. "Tom Cruise was great/Movie was...okay." In response to Reply # 0
Even if Pittsburgh was a character in the movie, it was, storywise, kinda meh.
Shout out to David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Jai Courtney (Spartacus). Y'all deserved way better than what you got but you *ALL* did well with what you had.
Tom Cruise: yea, he's not Jack Reacher at all (and assuming Gerard Butler could do it is a fucking fallacy. For starters, you'd want the person to be able to CARRY THE MOVIE, BE IMPOSING, and not look like someone smashed his face in with a aluminum covered BRICK. ugh) but he worked in this role.
The movie itself was okay. A relatively solid B
I was entertained for most of the movie, bored in other parts...
The fight scenes were dope, the bathroom one hilarious, the car chase was dope, Rosamund Pikes titty meat perfectly teased all movie and I liked the lil dialogue about being free while watching the desk job folk. Duvall cracked me up at the end and Herzog's fingerless villain was ridiculous great.