Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
This is the sequel to the first Jack Reacher film and the best thing I can say about this movie is that it is okay. It is obviously not exactly like the books (just like the first film) but it does keep you fairly engaged and does what an action movie should 🙂 . There are enough fights and explosions to keep the action fans happy. Tom Cruise is great as Jack Reacher again and I think I prefer his portrayal in this rather than in the first movie 😀 . The storyline which forces him to be “involved” in the case works and his relationship with Turner (Cobie Smulders) was good. I really liked that the director did not force a standard, typical or expected relationship between these two and allowed Cobie Smulders to portray a strong woman in this movie 😀 . I also enjoyed the possibility of Jack Reacher being a father and Danika Yarosh who plays Samantha was really good (came across as not annoying 😛 ). My favourite scenes in this movie were the run in the airport and when the truth of whether Reacher is a father is revealed (near the end in the café) 🙂 . However, I can’t say I was entertained throughout and everything was just okay. Not very memorable and it became rather predicable (set up, bad guys chase, fight scenes, protect the girl and so on 😛 ). The storyline of trying to solve the undercover crime was a little messy and dull so I was not really bothered. I can’t say if this was better than the original or not but I think it was a passable and enjoyable enough action movie to sit through even if not the most entertaining 😛 . Good enough for the Jack Reacher fans if you are desperate to watch the sequel 🙂 . Enjoy 😀
I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!