Saturday, January 12, 2013
Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike
Sweetie and I went to see "Jack Reacher" today the new movie based on the Lee Child's book series starring the ultra-tough 6'5" ex American Army Military Policeman Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher is totally off the grid. He has lots of money but no home, no car, no drivers' license, no cell phone, no email address, no luggage, shoot he doesn't even have a facebook account. He deals in cash only and buys brand new clothes every few days and stays on the road constantly hitchhiking and riding the bus.
I could tell you a synopsis of this movie but all you need to know is that some real bad guys are doing some really bad things and Jack Reacher shows up and straightens everything out. In the meantime we get to see some great chase scenes involving a souped up Chevelle, some darn good fighting scenes, some bad guys doing some mean things and Jack Reacher spitting out one-liners left and right. If you have read the books you know what I'm talking about. Jack Reacher taunts bad guys with some rally good one liners. They lead some of the bad guys to make some really bad decisions.
Rosamund Pike plays Helen, a young attorney defending some young veteran who may or may not be guilty of something. Jack Reacher ends up working with her as her investigator. She tries her best to get Jack Reacher to notice her. As the movie goes along she shows more and more cleavage and her push up undergarment keep pushing up higher and higher. I'm not going to spoil this for you either.
The movie is pretty darn good. I almost forgot that Jack Reacher is supposed to be 6' 5" while Tom Cruise checks in at about a foot shorter. He plays a very tough Jack Reacher and manages to keep his Tom Cruiseness in check. Sweetie even liked it. Said that it wasn't bad for a guy flick.
Go see it, its good. Get a baby sitter for the kids. Lots of fighting and killing going on.