Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
BASED on Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novels, this is the second film to star Cruise as the ex-soldier who rights wrongs in society. The movie begins with Reacher establishing a special relationship over the phone with Major Susan Turner (Smulders), whom he has been helping to solve several cases.
He shows up at her base for a visit and discovers that she has been arrested for espionage.
He realises she has been framed, and helps break her out of military prison before some suspicious men with obvious links to the military can kill her.
They then try to find out why she is being framed and how it is linked to the deaths of two soldiers under her command who were investigating a private military contractor.
Besides going on the run with Turner, Reacher learns that he might be a father, and is forced to bring along his ‘daughter’ Samantha (Yarosh), as she is being targeted by the same assassin (Patrick Heusinger) sent to Turner.
As they dash all over Washington DC and then New Orleans, the audience is taken on a wild ride as our heroes try to solve this mystery. Not as nail-biting as the first film, but fans will still embrace it.
The father-daughter aspect of the film really drags the pace a little kill
Director: Edward Zwick E-Value: 6 Acting: 6 Plot: 6 bit, and sometimes seems a tad forced.
However, Cruise and Smulders do have some on-screen chemistry, making it interesting enough to watch.