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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Movies: Jack Reacher 2012


What's it about:-
An AWOL Military elite detective comes back for an investigation of a Sniper shooting that involves 5 random victims that seems to unfold into a larger syndicate   Jack Reacher ( Tom Cruise) must now solve this case before he gets cornered and properly disposed off. 

What are my thoughts on the movie:-
Overly done with the wrong dosage, Jack Reacher is a half ass movie with the following genre of crime, thriller, suspense, action and heroism. A plot that moves too convenient and is predictable after the first 30 mins that somehow dragged to a 2 hour long chase only to end up with nothing more than multiple dead bodies. 

The stunts were low budget and seemed to be done by a disheartened choreography team and Tom Cruise's performance was more than just bad, it was annoying. His character was not even well developed which leads to a number of unlinked solutions at every turn of events. Most of the time he was just showing off his (not explained) detective skills that often leaves the female lead breathing very hard and close to his face. 

The BGM's were coming out at the least favorable times and the action was less den amusing with him destroying his opponents most of the time in a very unconvincing way and to end it with a very cheap climatic fight.

The main antagonist, the one they called Zed was not even fearful looking and yet everyone listens to him like he has no choice, did i mention that he was severely handicapped as well? The villain played a very small impact on the suspense that the show wanted to project and failed to captivate me at all. It was slow and draggy up to the end. 

I am sorry to say that it does not even live up to the old school feel that I was hoping for Jack Reacher, he felt like a batman wannabe movie.

Rating: 0.5/5

"If it weren't for the dead body counts, we would be calling this an action/comedy with a ridiculously convenient way of solving the case"


Henry Lee said...

we still have no idea who the old man zed deal with... lol

Merryn said...

0.5! Fuh!!!

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