Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the second installment of the Jack Reacher franchise. We find Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) roaming from place to place on what we could say is a soul searching mission, while still finding trouble to get into along the way. The only constant in his life is Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) who is always a phone call away to bail him out. Jack decides to meet Major Turner in person when he abruptly finds out that she has been arrested for treason. From then on, Jack investigates what events led to her arrest and whether or not she is innocent.
Tom Cruise does a great job in his action sequences in this film as he always does. One of the reasons this action film stood out to me was due to there being enough action from beginning to end. There aren’t just things blowing up, but there are also good hand to hand combat scenes, and a good gun sequence as well. His interaction with Cobie is good but sometimes awkward as their characters have some sexual tension which comes off unbelievable at times. Cobie Smulders definitely holds her own in this film, and is a delight to watch on screen. With the success of her role in the Avengers films, I am glad to see she is broadening her action portfolio. During the film we are introduced to Samantha (Danika Yarosh), a young teenager, who is somehow connected to Jack Reacher. Danika might seem familiar since she was just on the Heroes reboot as Malina Bennet, on NBC. Her character was funny and also annoying at times but what teenagers this day and age aren’t?
Overall, I really enjoyed this film. It was able to keep my attention from beginning to end which has been hard with recent movies lately. If you are looking for a good action movie that isn’t ruined by unnecessary romance (yes I am talking about you Mechanic:Resurrection) then this is one to see. There a few cheesy lines in the film but not enough to ruin my movie experience. My recommendation is to PAY to see this movie in theaters.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters this Friday, October 21. Purchase your tickets now at Fandango and don’t get sold out. Have you seen this film? Share how you felt about the movie below!