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Jack Reacher Official Movie Trailer
YouTube ^ | July 3, 2012 | Paramount

Posted on 08/06/2012 11:04:32 AM PDT by EveningStar

Official Jack Reacher Movie Trailer!
Watch it in theaters this December.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; jackreacher; leechild; movies; tomcruise; trailer
Yes, 5'7" Tom Cruise is playing 6'5" Jack Reacher. He used his influence to get the part and he's one of the producers.

Lee Child is OK with this. He says Cruise is a great actor and Reacher's size is a metaphor for an unstoppable force

The film is an adaptation of the novel One Shot - which was the film's working title. The scheduled release date is December 21, 2012.

Earlier thread: A Tough Guy's Tough Road to the Screen (Tom Cruise as Lee Child's Jack Reacher)

Earlier thread: Seeking opinions about Lee Child's Reacher novels

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Notice that in the trailer, Reacher is hot rodding. The books say that Reacher wasn't a good driver.

Check out the comments on the YouTube link.

1 posted on 08/06/2012 11:04:38 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 08/06/2012 11:05:47 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I’ve read all those great books. Tom Cruise???
It would be easier to get my wife to the theatre if it was the Rock.


3 posted on 08/06/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I too have read all of the books. Tom C is no Jack Reacher... What a shame, I’ll pass!


4 posted on 08/06/2012 11:13:03 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (The hotter the TEA, the stronger......and I'm boiling!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

This might be the first movie where I actually look forward to the remake.

Lee Childs must have plans for a new character moving forward...this is going to kill Reacher IMO.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 11:13:35 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: EveningStar

Love the books and he rarely drove at all. Subway. Walking across fields. Getting a lift. He had people drive j=him often. That i can recall. Rare that i recall him driving all that often. Size is all wrong too. Really won’t see this so i am not disappointed.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: EveningStar

NO WAY Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher. All of the Reacher fans I know have sworn to stay away. Lee Childs should have known better.


7 posted on 08/06/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: EveningStar

Yuck! That’s one movie I won’t be viewing. Hope Lee Child is getting well paid to endorse turning a 6’5” Man into a 5’5” twit.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 11:20:59 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Roses0508

I love the books but TC is no Reacher. I will not be seeing it. Child should have known better.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB
"...TC is no Reacher."

This is as poor a casting choice as when they decided to give Cruise the role of Lestat in Interview With The Vampire.

Rutger Hauer was made for that role, and Julian Sands would have been a great second choice.

10 posted on 08/06/2012 11:34:43 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: EveningStar
Tom Cruise is soo wrong for Jack Reacher.

Hugh Jackman as Logan in X-Men is very close. Liam Neeson would be good, Sam Elliot in his younger days would have been perfect, Daniel Day Lewis, maybe Nicolas Cage. Think Viggo Mortenson, Ed Harris, or Daniel Craig with a few extra inches of height on them. Jack is a brooding, thinking guy who would rather talk than fight, but can fight with the best when provoked.

Tom Cruises main acting meme seems to be a leering smile and the ability to look like he's running really fast. That's just not Jack Reacher at all. Too bad. A good character is going down the movie tubes.

11 posted on 08/06/2012 11:38:06 AM PDT by tentmaker (vote for John Galt)
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To: EveningStar

“Yes, 5’7” Tom Cruise is playing 6’5” Jack Reacher.”

LOL.


12 posted on 08/06/2012 11:41:52 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: tentmaker

Prior to Cruise’s involvement, Jackman was Child’s choice for to play Reacher.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 11:51:05 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar; tentmaker
Prior to Cruise’s involvement, Jackman was Child’s choice for to play Reacher.
14 posted on 08/06/2012 11:52:21 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Not exactly great literature, but great entertainment. It would be so easy to make 4-5 movies by combining the plots of all the books. Find some good but under-rated actors. Like the old James Bond movies.


15 posted on 08/06/2012 12:04:48 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Jewbacca

5’7” ?????

Closer to 5’ 1” in platform shoes ... I have stood next to him

TT


16 posted on 08/06/2012 12:19:05 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

My son is 6’6”, weighs about 220, 34” waist, and does some kind of fighting, kicking, martial arts thing. Former Airborne Infantry with two combat tours and hands like giant claws.

He should have been hired to play Reacher.

Did I mention blue eyes and he can pick up women in a heartbeat?


17 posted on 08/06/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: EveningStar

Well, that’s another movie to go on the “MUST MISS” list. I’ve read ALL the Jack Reacher novels and Tom Cruise just doesn’t cut it. Tom Sellick...maybe. FUGGITABOTIT!!!


18 posted on 08/06/2012 12:43:04 PM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, of course Lee Child is O.K. with Cruise playing this role. Lee Child could make more money off this than all his novels. Still, as an avid Jack Reacher fan, having read all of Lee Child’s books at least twice, Tom Cruise playing this role is a major disappointment. Cruise does not fit the role, nor can he act the role. Now, someone like Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, could have been Jack Reacher without question!


19 posted on 08/06/2012 12:52:05 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: EveningStar

IMHO, James Caviezel from “Person of Interest” would be an exceptional Jack Reacher and he is definitely not 5’5”.


20 posted on 08/06/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by dalcapret
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To: EveningStar

Sounds like the the same crap the movie assholes did to a couple other really interesting literary characters: Matt Helm and Travis McGee.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 1:11:46 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: EveningStar
I have probably read ever Lee Child novel.
But I will definitely pass on this absurdity.

Why not Justin Beiber?

< /sarc >

22 posted on 08/06/2012 1:57:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: dalcapret

James Caviezel, 6’2” would have been perfect. Sometimes he’s like a chameleon he’s so believable.


23 posted on 08/06/2012 10:33:47 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney, 2007)
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To: EveningStar

Thanks for thread E’S

I have the book on library reserve. Not familiar w who Jack R is but the trailers I have seen at theater on this are compelling. I am a Tom Cruise fan. If in fact the real JR was big  n strapping, perhaps the Rock would have been better. I go to enjoy the event at cinema and not be overly critical on what I consider inaccuracies. If It was perfect historical accuracy I sought, my time would be better spent in history book but even they are always not honest. Movies usually embellish n modify to make a more potent offering to the people who actually go and buy tickets. I have observed those who complain the most and have outrage rarely if ever go to the theater. Why on earth would producers cater to that population?


24 posted on 08/07/2012 4:19:45 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali
Reacher is one mean SOB. Think of Dirty Harry or John Sandford's Lucas Davenport on steroids.
25 posted on 08/07/2012 9:37:56 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Jack Bauer with muscles?


26 posted on 12/15/2012 3:34:52 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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