Jack Reacher is now stranger to fiction book readers but it became a household name after 2012 Tom Cruise & Rosamund Pike starer movie with the same name. Now in 2016, the second book by Lee Childs lands into the second movie as well and boy were we all excited. The end result is not what we expected but since you readers are reading this because you are thinking of watching this movie on DVD/BluRay, here’s what you need to know.
I won’t divulge into a long paragraphs of what happens in the movie but will be highlighting what works and what doesn’t work for the movie. Here’s the plot of the move as per IMDB
Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
What Works for the Movie
Tom Cruise – The star power of Tom Cruise is enough to have any movie attract decent crowd and given the fitness of 50+ actor, it does work most of the times
The Action sequences – Well choreographed and directed and keeps the viewer looking forward to the next
Pace of the movie – It is fast paced action packed movie as one would expect with quiet a brutal end fight. Action seekers will appreciate it.
The plot twist – Yes there is a plot twist and it may keep the audience glued for some time before their realize what happened
The Villian – He’s bad ass brutal killer with a past and he beats the crap out of our hero.
The Ladies – There are two and somewhat required but had they been replaced with male actors, nothing would’ve changed.
What Doesn’t Work for the Movie
Tom Cruise – He’s too old of this shit!! he seemed disinterested in the role and at times it showed. It was like he was working only because the money was too good to refuse.
Cobie Smulders – It seemed like they could not get hold of a better lead. She’s bland and doesn’t have that emotional range. This worked in “How I Met Your Mother” and “Avengers” series but as a normal movie, she’s not a suitable cast.
The Story – It was way too predictable story, at least for me. After 30 minutes I could sense what was going to happen next. Even the plot twist had a predictable end.
It’s an action flick with Tom Cruise with some well choreographed fight sequences to give you that adrenaline buzz. It is not something you should plan to keep time out over weekend to watch but just watch it if you have time to kill. After the first Jack Reacher movie I was pretty excited because after watching the trailers, I thought it would be better than the first one but I was sadly disappointed. Anyway, that was just me and I’m here to provide the true review like no one else.