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This first clip from Christopher McQuarrie’s “Jack Reacher” is such an action movie cliche, but it’s also the best way to introduce your hero without making it so exposition-heavy (or pandering), which is probably why movies keep using it. Anyways, here’s your first look at “Jack Reacher”, starring Tom Cruise as the titular hero, based on the series of novels by bestselling writer Lee Child. This is easily one of my most anticipated films of the year.
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning—and then beat him shot for shot.
“Jack Reacher” also stars Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, James Martin Kelly, David Oyelowo, Michael Raymond-James, and Alexia Fast.
Dealing out justice December 21, 2012.
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