BEST EXTENDED EPISODE OF A LAW AND ORDER/NCIS-ESQUE TV SHOW TURNED INTO A MOVIE
The Jack Reacher books are great and have a legion of fans that are very loyal to them. The films? Not so much. To me, they come across as episodes of Law and Order: Military Unit, extended into two hours.
Mystery happens. Here’s a clue. Here’s another clue. Here’s a third clue. Hey it’s solved. That’s it. Meh.
So a hot babe and a short man walk into a bar…
BQB here with a review of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
Author Lee Child has a loyal following for his Jack Reacher novels which chronicle the life of an ex-Military Police officer as he wanders the earth and solves mysteries, beats up bad guys, and rattles off quips and one-liners.
I’ve never read them but people who have tell me they’re excellent. A few told me that when the 2012 Jack Reacher film came out, their main disappointment was that Tom “Shortest Man in Hollywood” Cruise was cast to play a man who, according to the books, is nearly seven feet tall and all muscle.
And just throwing it out there – there probably aren’t a whole helluvalot of parts out there for an aspiring actor who is close to seven feet tall so the Cruise Missile probably…
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