Reacher off and on keeps in touch with headquarters and Major Susan Turner Cobie Smulders , who now heads his old investigative unit. While a former veteran appreciated the realistic battles, I was hoping for a little more excitement and tension to grace the screen. The good thing about Tom Cruise action movies is the violence isn't gratuitous, the action is exciting and he isn't afraid to share the limelight with his costars. Rest assured, Reacher's latest journey connects the dots in rapid succession to get you to the answers as quickly as possible. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. So I was really looking forward to this next instalment.
It was rated with 6. It does lose it's way, a little bit in the middle, but for the most part it's a solid action thriller. Director Edward Zwick has successfully taken over the reins from Jack Reacher 2012 director, Christopher McQuarrie. In this sequel, Reacher also discovers that he may have a daughter and finds himself having to protect the girl who he believes may be his daughter as well as exposing the truth about Para-Source. In this film Reacher is framed, and trying to uncover a giant government conspiracy; with the help of a current military major, that's also been framed and now a fugitive from the law.
Worst movie i have been to in quite a while. Once there Jack learns that Turner has been arrested for espionage. Samantha's arrogance can be entertaining at times and was important for character development , but there were a good number of shots that had me hoping Reacher would slap some sense into her. No surprises along the way. Edward Zwick does his best to fill the gap Christopher McQuarrie left but fails to do so.
He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. The evidence is overwhelmingly against him. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. The first one was a quiet and slow thriller. Minimal fluff, no stupid romance, a believable plot and a good car chase.
It is wrong on many levels - the plot is incredibly weak, theacting is awful, and the script is straight out of a 70s B movie. Needless to say, the villains - led by a one-man killingmachine Patrick Heusinger - haven't counted on Reacher's 'particularset of skills'. In an alternate universe this movie star Jean Claude Van Dame. A forgettable Sequel to the great action movie Jack Reacher. The film has received mixed reviews from critics, and it's only been a modest hit at the Box Office. I enjoyed the first Jack Reacher film in spite of the fact that it offered very little that I hadn't seen before.
Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Tom still can pull off the action convincingly enough. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. And bad guys killed the way they should be. Still the cast overall make you feel part of a government conspiracy, which gets a plus in my book. His lawyer Rosamund Pike happens to be the daughter of the prosecutor Richard Jenkins.
I don't really understand the negative reviews for this movie, I found it to be highly entertaining. Yet the biggest disappointment had to be the lack of mystery and suspense in this movie. It's unclear at this point whether there will be a third filminstalment but based on early box office returns, a sequel is likely. All of the cast feels like a solid military crime family, each playing that stereotypical, no nonsense attitude cinematic soldiers seem to have. Tom Cruise shines all the way.
I don't like this movie at all. Where there is some fun to be had is in the play-off between the born-leader Reacher and the born-leader Turner, both trying to be top-dog inthe decision making. I even re-watched the trailer, re-read some of my own impressions on it from a few years ago, and honestly a lot of it doesn't ring a bell. It worked, and it worked well even as a standalone film. I don't know who asked for a sequel, but whoever did I'd say they certainly answered. Finally, the script had one of the clever wit in the books. As Jack investigates, things are not what they seem which draws us into the story.