Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Review

I have to admit that it took me a while before I watched the first film. And this coming from a Tom Cruise fan.

After watching it though I felt there was so much potential for a franchise so naturally I was quite excited to learn about a sequel. Plus the fight sequences in this movie is perfect for a martial arts junkie like me!

The Plot

Set four years since the events of the first film, Jack Reacher is returning to the headquarters of his old military unit. He comes to meet Major Susan Turner who he has been working with him on solving cases across the country. Upon his arrival, he is informed that Turner is accused of espionage.

Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

The Good

The fight scenes rank first on this one. Very cool close combat style fight scenes which Mr Cruise has proven time and time again to be one of the best.

There’s also a bit of mystery with the addition of Danika Yarosh as Jack’s alleged daughter. I felt the dynamics brought out Reacher’s character because we know this man to be a very intense person who’s hell bent on getting down to the truth, he travels between states and stays off the grid. He likes being alone and now he’s got a daughter? What I liked was Tom Cruise did not overplay the character.

Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher and Gordon Alexander plays Cage Match Goon in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

The Bad

This is not a date movie. That is my only warning to you. Look I enjoyed it simply because I have an affinity with the Military Police (Jack Reacher’s old unit) and I like a lot of dialogue in investigative movies.

So if you’re cool with that then ok but for a date, I wouldn’t recommend it. A chic flick is always a better choice for that.

It isn’t as exciting as the first movie but you have to appreciate it for what it is – an action thriller.

Left to right: Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher, Aldis Hodge plays Espin and Cobie Smulders plays Turner in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

This is one for Tom Cruise fans

By: Elliott Danker

Jack Reacher opens in cinemas 20 Oct 2016

Images courtesy of United International Pictures

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