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Old 07-09-2012, 01:17 PM   #91
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Maybe Tom Cruise could play the role of the young 13-year old Jack Reacher in a movie adaptation of Lee Child's short-story "Second Son".
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:35 PM   #92
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I still say that it's not the size (they can do things about that, I've seen LoTR), it's the voice. Tom Cruise doesn't sound imposing. He doesn't sound like he could frighten a hamster.
This. I watched the trailer and as soon as I heard Cruise's voice, I had to stop. I love Tom Cruise and think he makes excellent action movies but Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher? Ugh.

I'm sure it'll probably still be an excellent movie but it'll be a Tom Cruise blockbuster action movie rather than Jack Reacher action movie.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #93
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Hmmm.... if memory serves me right Anne Rice was more than a little upset when Tom Cruise was cast as Lestat in Interview with a Vampire but that IMHO was a good movie and he played the part well.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #94
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Hmmm.... if memory serves me right Anne Rice was more than a little upset when Tom Cruise was cast as Lestat in Interview with a Vampire but that IMHO was a good movie and he played the part well.
The thing here is that every single book makes reference to the 250 pounds and the 6.5" of Jack-none-Reacher, plus some books also reference the 50" chest. For anybody who's read the books, having a midget playing Reacher does not compute. Of course, those who haven't read the books couldn't care less.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:00 AM   #95
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I still say that it's not the size (they can do things about that, I've seen LoTR), it's the voice. Tom Cruise doesn't sound imposing. He doesn't sound like he could frighten a hamster.
I have heard that some of those hamsters can be pretty tough...
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:53 AM   #96
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For me, Jack Reacher will always be, to use the words of Master King (Dark Half), a "High-toned son of a Bitch".
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:10 AM   #97
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The thing here is that every single book makes reference to the 250 pounds and the 6.5" of Jack-none-Reacher, plus some books also reference the 50" chest. For anybody who's read the books, having a midget playing Reacher does not compute. Of course, those who haven't read the books couldn't care less.
I think that it would still matter. You can see in the trailer that he has to look up to meet the eyes of his opponent.


I don't see how they can make it believable that he would get the same kind of reaction from people as the book-version character.
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I think that it would still matter. You can see in the trailer that he has to look up to meet the eyes of his opponent.


I don't see how they can make it believable that he would get the same kind of reaction from people as the book-version character.
Yes, that looks so wrong. Somebody give him a stool to stand on, please.
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Yes, that looks so wrong. Somebody give him a stool to stand on, please.
That is a confrontation? It looks like TC is being cowed by his opponent.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #100
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Yes, that looks so wrong. Somebody give him a stool to stand on, please.
I get the feeling that they aren't even trying to make him appear imposing.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #101
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I get the feeling that they aren't even trying to make him appear imposing.
It appears they're opting for the "psycho badass" approach... which isn't really Reacher either. Why didn't they just call this movie/character something else?

Of course it probably won't matter anyway. People who don't know Reacher will go to see the latest Cruise action blockbuster... and Reacherites will all pay for a ticket to earn the right to say; "yep... Tom Cruise ain't Jack Reacher." It's win-win for the movie makers.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #102
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It appears they're opting for the "psycho badass" approach... which isn't really Reacher either. Why didn't they just call this movie/character something else?
They would lose the famous author endorsement.
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Pathetic - looks a bit like a college kid asking the other (taller) guy the time please, 'cos his girlfriend has to be in by 11.00.

That snap has saved me even spending money to go and laugh at him trying.
It certainly isn't a Jack Reacher movie.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:47 AM   #104
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Wouldn't Lee Child have some influence how his character is portraied? Wonder why he hasn't made a stink about TC as the leading man.
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Wouldn't Lee Child have some influence how his character is portraied? Wonder why he hasn't made a stink about TC as the leading man.
I think I read somewhere that Lee Child was OK with TC playing Reacher.

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