Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Posted on October 22, 2016


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – If you’re a fan of Lee Child’s character Jack Reacher, for this movie you have to forget that he doesn’t look at all like Tom Cruise. He doesn’t sound like him either (yes, I know how he sounds just from reading about him) and he has enough confidence that he doesn’t have to swagger like Cruise does. Once you get past that, you can enjoy the movie.

Reacher finally makes it to Washington to meet Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders “How I Met Your Mother”) only to find she’s been arrested on a trumped-up charge of espionage, and there’s a paternity suit against him claiming he’s the father of 15-year-old Samantha (Danika Yarosh).

Dirty stuff is going on in the Army and it goes all the way to the top. The baddest of the bad is The Hunter (Patrick Heusinger). Espin (Aldis Hodge) does his job well. Reacher, Turner and Sam go on the run and they do a lot of running. They do some kick-butt fighting, too. I feel like I might have taken a punch or two. Smulders is in great shape; Tom’s face is a little fuller than normal even with his bulked-up body, and “Sam” is just right. It makes for some fun watching.