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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back


Tom Cruise
Cobie Smulders

Directed by Edward wick

Unlike the first movie Jack Reacher (2012), which was worth seeing when you get the chance, this movie is worth avoiding.
The name Never Go Back, is exactly what you should do, see the firstand do not look back for seconds. These movies are based on several Jack Reacher books by author Lee Child.

The first movie was a success financially and it was fun to watch, with nice action scenes. This sequel has had bad reviews from audience and critics alike, I have no idea if it will be a commercial success, but these movies will not be a successful franchise like Cruise’s Mission Impossible Series. When you start to wonder, “what went wrong with this movie?” You will be amazed on the list you can come up with. The action scenes lacked enthusiasm, the plot which you will expect will be at least better than the first is nowhere close and the supporting cast did nothing for this movie the way Robert Duvall did for the first.

The writers decided to give the lead character Reacher an emotional side. If you are a fan of action flicks you will know that never works out the way you plan especially when you make a movie about a character who acts without emotions. In this sequel Reacher is asking a lady out on a date and he is having to care for a 15-year-old who claims to be his daughter.

With all these emotions in the air, we have a Jack who is hindered by these to be effective and his lack of effectiveness made the movie drag endlessly. I had an issue with Jack’s brushes with the military and his escape scenes were not slick for a character of his caliber.

The movie plot starts with Jack (Tom Cruise) helping the military to bust up a human trafficking ring. He has been in constant contact with Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) with whom he asked out hoping to start a form of relationship.

Major Tuner got mixed up in a conspiracy which had to do with missing weapons and drug deals, which got her arrested a day before Reacher travelled to take her out.

Reacher also learned that day a woman has filed a lawsuit against him for child support, claiming Reacher is a father to her 15-year-old daughter.

This movie will not make as much money as the first and as said above I will advise anyone to save their money on seeing this movie.


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