Book Blog – Likely Stories, from Booklist Online » Blog Archive » Reading the Screen: The Jack Reacher Movie Trailer
Booklist Online

Booklist Online: More than 130,000 book reviews for librarians, book groups, and book lovers - from the trusted experts at the American Library Association

| | | | | | | | | | |
Book Blog - Likely Stories, by Keir Graff - Booklist Online

Likely Stories

A Booklist Blog
Keir Graff and editors from Booklist's adult and youth departments write candidly about books, book reviewing, and the publishing industry

« »

Saturday, July 14, 2012 4:34 am
Reading the Screen: The Jack Reacher Movie Trailer
Posted by: David Pitt

 

I watched, and re-watched, the trailer for Jack Reacher, the forthcoming movie starring Tom Cruise as Lee Child’s Reacher (the movie was formerly titled One Shot, since it’s based on that novel). We’ve talked about the casting of Cruise before — here and here — and a lot of people have very strong opinions about the relatively diminutive Cruise (he measures in at five-foot-seven according to imdb.com) trying to pull off the six-foot-five Reacher, but here’s the thing:

It’s a good trailer. A really, really good trailer. If it weren’t for my preconceptions that Cruise isn’t the right guy to play Reacher, I’d be all hepped up to go see the movie, which is written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie and looks the way I think a Reacher movie should look: dark and violent.

Child has said he endorses Cruise as Reacher — that the man is what’s important, not his height or build — and I’m beginning to think he might be right. Cruise doesn’t look like Reacher, but in the long run does it matter?  Can he play a disaffected ex-military guy who thinks fast and doesn’t mind getting violent when the situation calls for it?

Here’s the trailer, if you haven’t already seen it. Let me know what you think.

Comments

comments


Leave a Reply



© 2014 Booklist Online. Powered by WordPress.
Quoted material should be attributed to:
Keir Graff, Likely Stories (Booklist Online).




HOME | | AWARDS | GREAT READS | BLOGS | NEWSLETTERS | WEBINARS | MY ALERTS | MY LISTS | MY PROFILE | HELP | SUBSCRIBE
BOOKLIST PUBLICATIONS
American Library Association