Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Review: Jack Reacher

Straighforward, well-acted and well executed, Jack Reacher have exciting action set pieces, It was totally unexpected, Jack Reacher actually suprises me who would have thought this film would brought tensions, sparks and some Jason Bourne, it does feels familiar in many aspects, yet boasts an execution that keeps it interesting and engaging throughout, And yet definitely better than your typical slash average action-thriller.

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.

While very brutal, the film also packs in plenty of surprises and has some great story telling to tell, Jack Reacher is totally well-performed and well thought out, it packs with surprises and punchs, From the start it will get your attention, you'll get hook and be totally mesmerized, It's so entertaining that you didn't notice this film is like 130 minutes which is less than your basic action movie.

As for Tom Cruise himself, Jack Reacher is now the title character that could define him since Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible, He never makes accents and never compromise for any other roles, he's committed, sincere and undeniably arrogant. he is now Reacher, this role really suited him and nevertheless this could be his defining role and definitely not Stacee Jaxx

As for the others, the supporting characters was never weak and never disconnected, they we're all linked and had a very great chemistry between Cruise and Pike which he had been working before in films like Valkyire and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and that says it all, they really knows each other and never really awkward altough they didn't share any bed scenes or either kissing scenes.

Jack Reacher all troughout a well-crafted film altough relying on some heavy cliches, it still a very entertaining and without doubt could be one of the most greatest action film this year, it has has a nice mixture of action, mystery and suspense, , but what elevates Jack Reacher above that aimless exercise is that there is a much better story being told here, and just better writing all together.


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