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Old 10-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #61
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Or, approximately 14 inches ................
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Which would make James Arness worth about 5700 words.
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[QUOTE=carpetmojo;1797965]I think the "casting" says more about Cruise's somewhat confused perception of himself than it does about anything else !
Or do I mean over-inflated ego and...ditto... ?

Yes, that's the one.
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So, the title of the Jack Reacher movie is ... Jack Reacher.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790724/

The first trailer is out ...
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So, the title of the Jack Reacher movie is ... Jack Reacher.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790724/

The first trailer is out ...
Given the star it should probably have been The Hobbit Returns.
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I dunno...I've read all the books, and I watched the trailer. There was not a single thing I recognized as being from the books, other than the character name (hell, Reacher's car [huh?!?] has more screen time in the trailer than Reacher).

That being said, I'll probably catch it on DVD at some point, just because Cruise is capable of good action movies. I'll just try very hard not to think about the source material and what might have been.

And if he manages to trash it...it won't be the first time a book/character I loved got raped by Hollywood. Anyone remember the Edgar-award winning book Fletch and the idiot Chevy Chase vehicle it got made into?
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Tom Cruise? Really? What a disappointment, he's way too short, light and old.
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IAnyone remember the Edgar-award winning book Fletch and the idiot Chevy Chase vehicle it got made into?
Indeed. It was terrible.

I'm going to see the film, but I'll just be pretending it's about Jack's younger (and much smaller) brother, also called Jack.
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I understand L. Ron Hubbard was originally preferred, but the producers were unable to locate him.
( Something about an interstellar charter flight ........)

Shame really.

They could at least have used him as an acting and body-building advisor to the actor cultist person doing the lead part.

I mean, anyone who was "..........the first to scientifically isolate, measure and describe the human spirit...." could surely get Mr. Cruise to look 6'5', beefy, believable ......... and interesting ..........
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I understand L. Ron Hubbard was originally preferred, but the producers were unable to locate him.
( Something about an interstellar charter flight ........)

Shame really.

They could at least have used him as an acting and body-building advisor to the actor cultist person doing the lead part.

I mean, anyone who was "..........the first to scientifically isolate, measure and describe the human spirit...." could surely get Mr. Cruise to look 6'5', beefy, believable ......... and interesting ..........
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