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Old 09-19-2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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Jack Reacher Movie

Hey Lee Child fans, apparently shooting begins soon for a film version of One Shot. Film due to be released in 2013 and Tom cruise plays Reacher. not sure he would have been my choice.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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This was discussed a while back on the Amazon Kindle forum. Tom Cruise is wayyyy too little to play Reacher, in my opinion. Reacher's size and strength are an important part of his character.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:17 PM   #3
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Jack Reacher's size is part of the plot in many of the books. Cruise could play a sneaky, assassin type character, but a bad-ass bruiser of a man??? They're going to have to use some of that reverse hobbit filmography.

I'll probably watch it, but I've never really had a problem separating movies from their literary counterparts.
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Having read all the Reacher novels, I'd agree that he wouldn't have been my first choice, based on physical type. On the other hand, I'm thinking of the scene in the alley in Michael Mann's "Collateral," where I thought Cruise was a fairly convincing bad-ass. So, although I have misgivings, I'll reserve judgement till I see it (or the reviews).
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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..On the other hand, I'm thinking of the scene in the alley in Michael Mann's "Collateral," where I thought Cruise was a fairly convincing bad-ass...
Good point! I was amazed at how credible he was in that scene. Impressive.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
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Another role Bieber should have been given.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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Camera angle and wardrobe can make a VERY big difference in how an actor appears in a film. Just look a Bogart. He was a tiny guy. Wiki says he was 5'8" but I've seen several bios that list him as 5'6". But in every movie he played, he came off as a much larger person. They say that in one scene with (can't remember if it was Bacall or Hepburn, he had to stand on a box so he could be shot looking down into her eyes...

I think they will be able to make Tom Cruise work, though I'd really have preffered to see a young Arnie-type.


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Old 09-19-2011, 10:09 PM   #8
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I was hoping for Jason Statham. Cruise? It may be a good movie but it won't be Jack Reacher.
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Tom Cruise???

I really have mixed feelings about this. I like Tom Cruise and feel that he's actually a really good actor who makes great action movies. However, I've been reading the Reacher books for about 10 years now and every book plays up his size (6'5, 50 inch chest, ex-military). Reacher's size is so integral to the character. ~80% of the books are written from Reacher's perspective and you get to see how he uses being so much bigger than everyone else to his strategic advantage. I don't know how that's going to play out on the screen and feel that the movie's Jack Reacher is going to be quite different from the book's.

Meh. I'm open-minded.

Hopefully the screenplay will be awesome and I'll forget that Tom Cruise is certainly not how I pictured Jack Reacher.

ETA: The majority of the books are written in the third person not the first person. D'oh!

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:24 AM   #10
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I bet he used the same method Bart did.

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Tom Cruise???
Yeah when I heard that they were making a Reacher movie I wondered who they would cast. In my mind a big tough guy - not too good looking but still appealing in a rugged sort of way.

Tom Cruise??? I just can't see it?

It might be a good movie but will it be a Jack Reacher movie?
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:23 AM   #12
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There's been facebook pages saying what a terrible choice this is.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:09 AM   #13
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"Jack Reacher" lol. Seriously, what.
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Tom Cruise

Jeez, do you think they actually read the books before casting him? All the wardrobe and camera angles in the world won't make him look 6' 5" - unless the rest of the cast are all under 5' of course...

Oh well, let's hope they don't take too many liberties with the book.
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hmm..maybe i should start reading this series before the movie comes out
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