Starring: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Danika Yarosh, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany, Robert Knepper, Austin Hebert, Robert Catrini
OUR RATING: ★★☆☆☆
Story: Action thriller sequel directed and co-written Edward Zwick which is set four years since the events of the first movie. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns to Virginia to meet the head of his former unit, Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders), only to find that she’s been framed for espionage. He also finds himself being charged with a crime committed nearly 20 years ago. Making things right will lead him on a cross-country chase to uncover the truth – and maybe even a family.
Verdict: Having never really been able to get into the original, for me personally I was not really looking forward to this sequel. It saddens me to say that this film did not win me over to this franchise. There were some good action sequences, but the story was too lackluster and predictable and not even Tom Cruise could make this film work. I like most of Tom Cruise’s films and I do think he’s a great action star, but I feel this particular franchise is something that needs to be put to bed.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 24)
[referring to the bodies near the diner]
Diner Cop: What the hell happened here?
Pedestrian #1: There was a fight. One guy took them all down with his bare hands.
Pedestrian #2: He’s still in there.
[points his fun at Reacher]
Diner Cop: Turn around, mister. Let me see your hands, slowly.
[Reacher turns slows with his hands raised]
Sheriff: Aggravated assault is in this state, Mr. Reacher.
[to the cop]
Sheriff: Process him and get him to County.
[the cop handcuffs Reacher; as they are about to leave]
Jack Reacher: Two things are going to happen in the next ninety seconds.
Sheriff: Excuse me?
Jack Reacher: First that phone over there is going to ring. Second, you’re going to be wearing these cuffs on your way to prison.
Sheriff: [chuckles] Well that is one magnificent prophecy, Mr. Reacher.
[just then the diner phone rings]
Jack Reacher: It’s just gonna keep on ringing.
Sheriff: Who the hell are you?
Jack Reacher: I’m the guy you didn’t count on.
[we see the sheriff being handcuffed by military police and being taken away]
Susan Turner: Thanks for tipping us off to that sheriff. When are you coming to DC?
Jack Reacher: I move around a lot.
Susan Turner: You’re a legend. Folks wonder why you left. Purple Heart, Silver Star. There is this big dent desk, people say you made it with someone’s head.
Jack Reacher: What else have you heard?
Jack Reacher: Jack Reacher. I’m here for Major Turner.
Military General: Major Turner has been arrested.
Jack Reacher: On what charge?
Military General: Espionage.
Susan Turner: [to Reacher] I need your help, they killed my men. Someone’s killing soldiers, men that used to be under your command.
[referring to Turner]
Jack Reacher: She’s been set up.
Jack Reacher: [to Turner] It’s time to start hunting.
The Hunter: How much does Reacher know?
[knocks the car window where two men are sat]
Jack Reacher: How’s it going?
[suddenly Reacher smashes the car window with his fist]
Jack Reacher: I don’t like being followed.
[on the phone]
Jack Reacher: I don’t know your role on this ship, I promise you I’ll find out.
Military General: Nothing to find.
[suddenly Reacher walks into his office ]
Military General: You think you’re invulnerable.
Jack Reacher: That’s right.
[he grab hold of is arm]
Jack Reacher: Maybe I’ll rip your arm off and beat you to death with it.
[after breaking into military prison to rescue Turner]
Susan Turner: Reacher?
Jack Reacher: He’s here to kill you.
Susan Turner: [to Reacher] My men were shot by one of our own. This is bigger than I imagined.
Susan Turner: Did you ever lose anyone on your watch, Reacher?
General Harkness: Reacher’s too close.
[on the phone to Reacher]
The Hunter: You know you’re a dead man.
Jack Reacher: One of us is, and that’s a certainty.
The Hunter: Is that fear I hear in your voice, Jack?
Jack Reacher: What you hear is excitement.
Jack Reacher: [to the Hunter] You think you’re above the law, but I’m not the law so you should start running because I’m going to start hunting, and when I find you I’m going to kill you all.
[sitting next to a military soldier on the plane]
Jack Reacher: It’s the haircut. All you guys go to the same barber?
[Reacher starts hitting the soldier]
Jack Reacher: I know what you’ve done.
The Hunter: You should have stayed out of this.
[to a bunch of thugs]
Jack Reacher: You followed me in here. That was a mistake.
[one of the thugs takes out his gun]
Jack Reacher: Really?
[Reacher throws something in the thugs face knocking him down]
Jack Reacher: Fellas?
Susan Turner: Why do I get the feeling that you’re enjoying this?
Jack Reacher: You have a very interesting way of saying thank you.
[to an airplane passenger after Reacher throws a guy into the airplane bathroom and shuts the door]
Jack Reacher: Sorry. He’s not feeling well. You might want to use this one.
Total Quotes: 24