Tom Cruise Gets Brutal in First Official Trailer of 'Jack Reacher'

July 04, 2012 01:29:39 GMT

Cruise plays the titular antihero, a cold-blooded former homicide investigator who wants to discover the truth behind an open-and-shut murder case.


Tom Cruise Gets Brutal in First Official Trailer of 'Jack Reacher'
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Tom Cruise lets out his inner cold-blooded killer persona in the first official trailer for "Jack Reacher". Storming the city with a red 1970 Chevelle SS, Cruise's titular character becomes a sort of most feared vigilante who doesn't hesitate to break some bones.

Reacher is a former military homicide investigator. He seeks the truth behind what seems to be an open-and-shut murder case after a trained military sniper is arrested for shooting five random victims.

The movie is based on Lee Child's bestselling novel. Cruise's casting as Reacher initially sparked controversy among fans of the book. The character is described as a 6-foot-5 man, while the estranged husband of Katie Holmes is only 5-foot-7.

Defending himself, Cruise once said, "For those of you who know the books, I'm obviously not 6-foot-5, like Jack Reacher. But Lee felt that I was the right guy to drive fast cars and kick the s*** out of people onscreen."

Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, "Jack Reacher" is due to open in the U.S. on December 21. McQuarrie recently told Entertainment Weekly that Reacher is "an extremely pragmatic, matter-of-fact person."

"He's very solitary, but he can't walk away from a situation that needs to be made right. His own sense of right and wrong tie into that situation and he can't leave until it's been resolved. That's his Achilles heels."



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posted by Nptexas on Jul 03, 2012
Never was a Tom fan & haven't seen most of his movies. but I like the reacher books. TC totally miscast as Reacher. Too bad.
posted by Cath on Jul 03, 2012
Still not convinced especially after watching the trailer. I'm five foot one an a half inches and quite frankly the Reacher of the books should tower over me, not be my height if I am wearing sensible shoes.
posted by sheri s on Jul 03, 2012
Uh oh...this is BAD in every way. Too short, too young looking, too sissy sounding. Even Willis wd be better. Anyone w/ some weathering in his face. Plus, the wierdo pr in his personal life detracts. But he's bad enough to be bad even w/o it.

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