Thursday, 3 January 2013

Movie review of Jack Reacher

Jack Reacher - 4/10
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Cast - Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Werner Herzog, Robert Duvall

Plot Summary
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

This is possibly the worst Tom Cruise movie I have ever seen. I tried so hard to like the movie but I just can't. There were so many flaws in Jack Reacher.Despite a reasonably good cast,the movie still sucked. The blame should go to the director and writer of the movie, Christopher McQuarrie. Now McQuarrie won an oscar for writing The Usual Suspects and has written some pretty good screenplays but he is a fuckall director. Its pretty obvious he doesn't know which kinda direction should Jack Reacher go. Some moments of the movie it becomes a comedy and then some moments it becomes serious and a tad bit silly. If he had just stuck to one direction, this wouldn't have been a not too bad movie.
Casting was ok. It was really cool to see acclaimed director Werner Herzog as a villain who does pretty much nothing but talk in a Batman-esque voice. Robert Duvall is horribly old but it was nice to see him pair up with Tom Cruise just like in Days of Thunder. Sadly there wasn't enough screen time for Duvall. Rosamund Pike on the other hand was just there to show her tits.Sorry to be crude and all but yea thats all Rosamund Pike is.Tits. whenever she is on screen,you wouldn't hear her talk and do anything cause the first thing you will notice is her tits. The woman cant act to save her life but sure as hell her tits will. Rosamund Kwan, the old school chinese actress is a better actress than her and possibly better tits as well. I hope not to watch any movies of Rosamund Pike as well. Rosamund...what a stupid fucking name. Tom Cruise did his level best to save this movie but couldn't. Mr Cruise,I sincerely hope you don't do shit movies like this as it will tarnish your godlike reputation.
There is an awful scene which was trying its hardest to copy out the famous telephone scene from Taken but failed miserably but the only good thing about Jack Reacher was the car chase scene.That was filmed and done very well.Tom Cruise pretty much did his own car stunts as well.

Just wait for the television debut of this movie to watch if you haven't.

Best Quote
Jack Reacher: You think I'm a hero? I am not a hero. And if you're smart, that scares you. Because I have nothing to lose.

Recommended movies done by the director
Way of the gun


Anonymous said...

Good review man, calling an actress' name "fucking stupid". Because that's totally relevant.

Dosti said...

The movie is pretty much predictable, the movie fails to deliver any good action scenes, combined with the fact that the movie is long and slow, make it not a great watch. The villain is overtaken pretty easily in the end- which was perhaps stupid. Would not recommend the movie..... !