Russian Trailer for Jack Reacher, Starring Tom Cruise as … Jack Reacher.

Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher (2012) Movie Image

Sounds like an action-adventure TV show, doesn’t it? “Starring Tom Cruise as … Jack Reacher.” Anyways.

I wasn’t a big fan of starting off the movie franchise with “One Shot”. I mean, if you’re going to introduce the character to the world, why wouldn’t you introduce him with a better story? There are at least a half dozen books in the series that has more action, better mystery, and would make for a much better starting point than “One Shot”, which is so self-contained and somewhat, I don’t know … filler?

Anyways. For those who weren’t wowed by their first look at Tom Cruise in the title role of … Jack Reacher, here’s the first trailer. Maybe it’ll change your mind. It’s in Russian, but be sure to click the “Caption” option (if it’s not already on) in the menu below the video to get the English translation. I actually like that. It’s a great way to introduce Reacher — a lawless, ballsy hero who gets the job done. Hard to see much of anything in the trailer, unfortunately, but I suspect a high quality version (in English) will be forthcoming soon enough.

Until then, enjoy Tom Cruise as … Jack Reacher.

Also starring Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, James Martin Kelly, David Oyelowo, Michael Raymond-James, Alexia Fast, and written/directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Reacher does his thing December 21, 2012.

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Note: Swapped the Russian version with the official English trailer, which is essentially the same trailer, but in English.