Monday Movie Review: Jack Reacher

Monday, January 7, 2013

So Scott and I went to the movies on our Date Night. I wasn't too thrilled to go see it.. even though I generally like Tom Cruise movies. I am still wanting to see Flight but we can't find it playing anywhere.. So this was husbys pick..

Here's what the movie is about..

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter-a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right-and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning-and then beat him shot for shot. -- (C) Official Site

So this movie starts off kinda slow in my opinion. And being this is a Tom Cruise movie.. it was 2.5 hours long. Seriously.. we kept looking at our phones wondering when the hell the movie was going to end. Guess that says something within itself. Would we have noticed if we were really into the movie? IDK.. but it had some decent action scenes in it but its mainly Tom Cruise all puffed out.. ( and I seemed to stare at his little nipples all the time.. is that suppose to be attractive? Again.. IDK.. I found it pretty annoying. ) trying to be bigger than he is. Since he produced the movie.. I understand him having a part but it would been better for a different actor. I do think Tom Cruise is kinda looking his age a little more in this movie.. which is kinda nice...except showing his nipples almost every second was a little much.

It did hold my attention for the most part. The dialog was pretty dull though. It has some decent one liners but nothing special. I do love Rosamund Pike and not sure how she got sucked into this movie. She was so sweet in Pride and Prejudice ..and she was still sweet in this movie too but it pulled her down a little bit.

Here's the trailer..

I am giving this movie.. 

because I thought it was just ok. It didn't totally suck.. but it wasn't great either. I highly recommend waiting until this is at the Redbox instead of paying theater prices. Stay home and watch it!! In fact, Scott and I came home and watched another movie on Sunday which was older but a really good movie.. stay tuned for that review coming up! 

I did just feel something was missing from this film and just not sure what it is. 

Have you seen it? Let me know if you agree with what I think of the movie or not! 

Have a great night! 

K Jaggers

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