Jack Reacher

The reason the movie was delayed a few days after the shooting in Newtown, Conn is that the movie opens with gunman in a parking garage killing five people along the river walk by the Pittsburgh, PA ball diamond. It ends with a gun fight and a lot of people are killed.

I won't spoil the plot of the movie only talk about the role of the Main Character Jack Reacher.  It didn't take long into the movie where Jack squares off with five guys in a fight.  Tom Cruise performed the scenes in the movie in a pretty good manner.  I think they must have hired every vertically challenged actor in Hollywood to be in the movie with him.  There were several good car chase scenes and I loved the 71 Chevelle 396, with a 4 speed except that he crashed the hell out of the car and it was trashed and crashed at the end of that scene.  It was fun to see the Chevelle chasing an Audi and then a bunch of Crown Vic Cop cars chasing both of them. It did show that the Chevelle had a tough time putting all the power down on the road.  In a little rain or snow, it must be a hog on ice.

The co-star in the movie is Rosamund Pike and she is a stunningly beautiful blond that oddly Jack doesn't bed in the movie.  

All in all, I give the movie 7 out of 10 stars and might want to see it later on when it is out on DVD.  



  1. Did Tom Cruise run? He runs in all of his movies.

  2. I don't remember him running. He fought five guys once, two a second time and then drove a 71 Malibu clear to death.