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UPDATE - Russian Trailer For JACK REACHER Makes The Case For Tom Cruise, Bruiser!

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Beaks here...

This is it, Lee Child fans: your first look at Tom Cruise cracking skulls as Jack Reacher in JACK REACHER (previously titled ONE SHOT) in Russian!



It appears that writer-director Christopher McQuarrie is going for a tough, stripped-down '70s-style action flick, which is totally fine by me. The big question, though, is "Do I buy Cruise as the kind of guy who can come out of a five-on-one dust-up on top?" The Reacher of the books is more of a brawler, while Cruise seems to be summoning the ruthless, joint-popping efficacy of Jason Bourne. It's nothing new, but Cruise sells it with just a hint of the live-wire malevolence he brought to COLLATERAL (still one of his finest performances). If the story's there, this should be a good goddamn time at the movies.

We'll find out when JACK REACHER hits theaters on December 21, 2012.

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  • July 1, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST



  • July 1, 2012, 2:52 p.m. CST

    I never count Cruise out of anything

    by Turd Furgeson

    He delivers even when you think he won't... He gives everything to every performance..

  • July 1, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Anyone else notice

    by RockYourSocks

    Movies with interesting titles keep getting changed to be just a person's name? John Carter of Mars becomes simply John Carter, now One Shot becomes Jack Reacher... Is there some appeal to having some dude's name as your title that I'm missing?

  • July 1, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    As a fan of Cruise's work

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    I'm in. The guy wouldn't have taken the role if he didn't think he could pull it off.

  • July 1, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    He looks soooo tiny...

    by Bluetone

    bless him. He likes his Keysi, doesn't he?

  • July 1, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Jack Reacher...because John Carter did so well at the box office.

    by blackmantis

    One Shot is a perfectly solid title...Jack Reacher sounds like a gay sex act.

  • July 1, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    That music

    by biffy88

    Is it me or does it sound far too similar to the Mission Impossible music?

  • July 1, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    At what point does Tom Cruise go...

    by Hernando

    I will only do movies that look like Mission Impossible... I don't know, I did enjoy his performance in MI, But really... :\ Even the music during the car chase scene sounded like Mission impossible... Come on guy...

  • July 1, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    Sigh, I just can't picture him as Reacher. What's with

    by SID 8.0

    the car. Jack hitchhikes or takes a bus everywhere. The only good thing is the music by The Black Angels.

  • Some dudes need to listen to a lot more music.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    biffy88 - yeah sounds like the rock guitar MI2 music...


    and Cruise looks like MI3 Hunt in this

  • July 1, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST


    by TheMcflyFarm

  • July 1, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I blame Stallone for the "Some Dude's Name" titles.

    by godoffireinhell

    Far as I can tell he started it with ROCKY BALBOA and (JOHN) RAMBO.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck.......

    by DirtyWookie

    About the film.... Coz two things are important ant on that date the film is released (21/12/2012) One it's my sons 8th birthday. Two... It's the end of the world man. So fuck Tom Cruise up his short little arse!! Oh and go Katie, get your daughter away from that freaky Scientology shit!!!

  • July 1, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Jack Reacharound.

    by DOYLE1

  • July 1, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    stereotypical evil archer,

    by Mysterious_Volvo

    If you can't hear the similarity between the two themes then you certainly should not be a music critic.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I'll tell you why this will fail

    by MrDexter

    A long, long time ago Dairy Queen had a promotion where if you went up to the counter and said 'scrumdillyicious' you got 50 cents off whatever it was they were promoting. It failed because customers choose to pay the 50 cents instead of saying the silly word. "Two for Jack Reacher, please." Not going to happen.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Gentlemen...Meet our new Male Pleasure Bot..Tom KPY3

    by paul burnett

    "I can pleasure any man in over 1500 different ways" "My speciality is what my programmer called THE JACK REACHAROUND"

  • July 1, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    "Cruise can come out on top of a five-on-one dust-up"

    by Mennen

    Sounds, well.... you know...

  • July 1, 2012, 3:28 p.m. CST

    more often then not...

    by AMchannelEpicwish@Youtube

    Cruise delivers.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST

    PG13 or R?


    xmas release, R rated GWTDT and Prometheus havent done too well, looks to be alot of Dark Knight type violence im guessing this will get the PG

  • July 1, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by Tjarren

    BWHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! Oh man I miss fun talkback comments like that instead of the now cliche bile spitting dismissals. Thanks.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    didnt Cruise drive a car like that in WOTW?


    im pretty sure he sort of dressed like that too.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    He gave someone electric shock like he did in Minority Report

    by ajit maholtra

  • July 1, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke would have been good in this. He looks rougher.

    by ajit maholtra

  • July 1, 2012, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Cruise IS a Reacher!!!!

    by notcher

    That's why Holmes is divorcing him.

  • July 1, 2012, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I'm afraid someday soon Tom Cruise's head will explode

    by MooseMalloy

    Too much chi running through that freak.

  • July 1, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Rourke for sure, or even Ray Stevenson. TOM KPY3 just isn't AXEK PN4EP.

    by Aiden Blackwell

  • July 1, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by Cess Pitt

  • July 1, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    THE MUSIC...

    by Johnny Wrong The Black Angels. And no, it doesn't sound like Mission Impossible.

  • July 1, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Limb Bizkit?

    by aphextwin


  • July 1, 2012, 4:24 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong


  • I don't have perfect pitch, but I can tell the difference of tone, vibrato, and beat. There's no mystery in your volvo, just the typical predictable shit corporate America loves. At best, you're a shill; but I doubt you're getting paid.

  • July 1, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    by Omar B

    Didnt make it through the whole trailer. Good for Tom getting another movie. Not so good for me who actually would have liked to see a real Jack Reacher movie. Rourke, Ben Browder.

  • July 1, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Cruise isn't a believable actor

    by Lourdes Galan

    Just a marketing product

  • July 1, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Agreed Johnnywrong...

    by Hernando

    It's worse... Much worse... Sounds like a Midget with a Casio, It COULD be just the quality of the trailer is poor, but seriously, the argument is like the time Vanilla Ice said that Ice Ice baby was different than Under Pressure... You can say it all you want, but... it sounds... similar... REALLY Similar. Doesn't help that the movie looks a little like MI, and stars the SAME actor from those movies... altogether, I just don't really buy the Tom Cruise is a Bad Ass premise, the reason MI was good (They were good) is because there was intricate planning that went into every mission, so he wasn't just beating up 10 gyus all the time... Once in a while... I can believe it, but the majority of the time he was stealth mode. I don't know if I can believe in Tom Cruise just kicking faces in... He's too small of a dude for that.

  • and just when TC had gotten his BOmojo back with MI:GP :( regarding the 2005/06 stuff - Spielberg doing aliens again in the most famous SF ever starring the biggest star on the planet should really have brought in $800m-$1b even if it wasnt considered that great...yet it 'only' did 590m ww and MI3 was the lowest grossing MI by far (although was probably the best one despite the Katie clone love story) could the same happen again? maybe even worse? at least before there was abit of a positive thing going on amonst all the craziness (a marriage). now theres obviously going to be alot of media coverage about the whole scientology, weird negative stuff etc that supposedly drove KH away. plus theres the whole Cruise accepting the JR role when it shouldve probably gone to a big dude. (then again those factors may paint TC as a sort of an underdog like the whole Lestat thing and people go in droves to support his latest movie - especially if its great)

  • THAT'S the part the world is really waiting for. Cruise not playing Cruise again as he always has, playing the Brand. Cruise playing Tom. As himself, in a very dark movie. Behind closed doors he's a real freak. At least that Dawsons Creek babe has escaped before she became a full time robot.

  • July 1, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    btw Cruise as an underdog defying the odds when bad shit happens


    is what most of his roles are about - his lifes good, then something goes wrong - he has to overcome it - ends up on top again

  • July 1, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    The car

    by Chorlton01

    He borrows a car from a journalist for 4 pages in the middle of the book. I assume that short interlude has been expanded to involve a 20 minute car chase.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Cruise had the title Changed to 'Jack Reacher' Black Mantis

    by 5secondfuse

    'Jack Reacher' does sound like a gay sex act but it doesn't sound half as seedy as 'One Shot'. Maybe Old Tom didn't want the world to think he's that way inclined with a title that screams inuendo. It's a little bit too on the nose for him. Tom can just be his gay old self in a boring titled movie now. lol.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ..."Sounds like a Midget with a Casio" No it doesn't. You're an imbecile.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I don't have anything against Tom Cruise, but...

    by SnootyBoots

    I know that in the books, which I haven't read, Reacher is, like, 6' 5". If his height is integral to the character in the books, then I believe an actor of a similar height should've been cast. Anybody read the books? What do you think?

  • he should def play something like that - totally batshit mel gibson like crazy (not quiet crazy like in Collateral) like a batman villain but real world. like if they did the joker again but did it totally real world not comic book world (i know TDK was probably as 'real world' as it gets but i mean even realer than that, not so grand- like if Darren Aronosky had done his R rated real world batman movie set in alleyways and backstreets and had Cruise as the joker or a joker type nutjob)

  • July 1, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong's a guitar, not a keyboard. Secondly, you don't capitalise the M in midget mid-sentence. Back to school for you. Take a music lesson while you're there.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    has cruise ever played a normal cop type character?

    by paul burnett

    ..Just wondering, every major male star i can think off has played a cop/detective role (usually in NY or LA). From Arnie to Morgan Freeman, but i can't think of Cruise in a "normal cop in extraordinary circumstances" type movie. The Tom kpy30 can also administer its "day of thunder" hygene penile clean. For when guests get out of control.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Reacher should have been Sean Bean.

    by YourMomsBox3D

    That is all.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Ice Cream and Steak, I like them but not together

    by Antz

    Just like Tom Cruise and Jack Reacher. Both great, but not on the same plate. I'll pass.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but the music DOES sound like MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2

    by one9deuce

    I get it, you're a Black Angels fan and can't stand the idea of them being compared to Limp Bizkit. But that music sounds exactly like when an ad or YouTube video can't afford to buy the rights to a popular song/music/theme and so they change it just enough to not get sued. That's what this sounds like. And why oh why would 5'6" Tom Cruise want to play a character whose defining characteristic is being huge. Jack Reacher is a 6'5" guy who dominates a room when he walks in and uses his size to seriously whoop some ass. Tom Cruise can produce virtually anything he wants. Why this?!? I pictured Jack Reacher like Dolph Lundgren circa 1985 with a buzz cut.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...I'm not a fan of The Black Angels. I merely know who they are and disagree that the song sounds even remotely like the M:I theme.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Not going to look too far for this trailer but

    by Steve Lamarre

    anyone got a new link for it? This one's disappeared.

  • i mean if you surround a ex movie star/STV star/D list/yet to bag a big role guy or whoever like Dolph or Sean Bean or Ray Stevenson or Josh Lucas with the best stuff -big budget, production values, stunts, CG etc in an big thing like Jack Reacher - why wouldnt audiences go? do they think people will go 'oh man its got that D lister in the main role - i cant fork out $10 to see that! its got to be an A list dude like Cruise or Pitt!' ...why does it HAVE to be an A list star like cruise to put the asses on seats? why cant it be one of yesterdays guys or a lesser known dude and have him knock it out of the park big time and give everyone something different than what looks to be another MI film?

  • July 1, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Anyone have an alternative link??

    by atlatl

  • July 1, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    and like that...its gone


  • July 1, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    chaunceygardiner, I love "Way of the Gun!"

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    It has one of my favorite car chases! It's freakin' brilliant. I wish McQuarrie would make the fake movie trailers he wanted to open the movie with. So what if everyone looks ten years older! It was a cool idea and he could have done it years before the Grindhouse ones.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:57 p.m. CST

    what about those pics of 'spaceman Tom' huh?


  • July 1, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    how about

    by medster101

    Chris Hemsworth as Reacher? Does he fit with the character more than cruise. Maybe he's too young though?

  • July 1, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Premiers on the Mayan 'apocalypse'.....

    by DC Films

    Maybe those Scientologists know something we don't...MWAHAHAHAAAAAA..... ;)

  • July 1, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Cruise vs Books

    by Lucky13

    It's gonna be pretty tough to picture Tommy as a tough guy... even more-so when that tough guy is supposed to be a 6'5 ex MP. The books are pretty fun... I've read three so far, hopefully will catch up to whatever one "One Shot" is before the movie comes out. And yes.... Reacher's size does come into play in the books (hehe, sounds dirty). He rips chains out of walls, caves-in skulls, etc. He even took a small caliber bullet to the chest, and his muscles were so densely packed that the bullet didn't make it thru to his heart. Not that it's all so believable in the real-world... but can you imagine being fed that bs with Tom Cruise as your subject?

  • July 1, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    and its gone

    by Matthew

    stupid copyright, now you will never know my two cents on the music sounding like MI, I think everyone will kill themselves. Tom Cruise is great in movies, horrible in real life. He is brain washed by his scam religion that charges people money to learn about it, people that might need the money unlike himself. A religion that was charged with a wrongful death of a woman, a religion that stalks and follows people around even attempting to make one woman think she was going crazy, and a religion that is against psychology when Cruise could really use some. Some one de brain wash Tom Cruise and save him from that cult. I hope he doesn't try to sue me. I hate how actors say he is such a great nice guy and his religion is just another religion as crazy as the rest, be a real friend and slap that guy around and rescue his ass!

  • July 1, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    speaking of tom cruise-

    by vulturess

    run katie run!

  • July 1, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Top five Tom Cruise movies...

    by fauns_bass_1

    in my humble opinion... Risky Business Magnolia Vanilla Sky The Colour of Money Interview With a Vampire

  • July 1, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Brooke Shields

    by Matthew

    Tom was a real fucking asshole to her. Poor woman had real depression, and Tom thought he knew why, EVIL LORD XENU or XEMU!!!! Xenu used psychologist to brainwash us all into a false reality. All Hail Xenu!! I haven't paid up my courses so I hope I don't get or give anyone pneumonia. Fucking stupid lost soul captured by Xenu giving Brooke Shield's negative emotions. Seriously fuck Tom Cruise, the guy is a fucking asshole, and I love most of his movies

  • July 1, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Johnnywrong... Surprisingly

    by Hernando

    I am a musician in San Diego, Lead singer for a Pop-Punk Indie band... So I know music, and the 3 other comments from 3 other posters means that the "Music" in this film sounds like Mission Impossible to more than JUST me... :D (I just played the House of Blues last Saturday if you want to know what band I'm in)

  • July 1, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    He's getting some mileage out of those ab implants!

    by Mel

  • July 1, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST


    by Hernando

    You can't say firstly on a second post... Suckas... LOL, Regardless, I didn't know this movie was based on a book... which apperantly Cruise doesn't remind anyone of... I'm going to say this looks as exciting as Abraham Lincon: Vampire Hunter, I mean look at it this way, Paramount took the video down. Volumes... Spoken.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Here heredo, beardo

    by D.Vader

  • July 1, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by scors54

    Reacher-round is more like it.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Magnolia was really well done, agreed... Also.. Beardo...

    by Hernando

    Maybe the movie won't be Bad, But let's be Honest, If the decision was See this for 11.50 or wait and see it for 1.5o Via Redbox... I'll say... Redbox.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Christopher Reeve as Jack Reacher

    by TresEquis

    I don't think the world is ready for a quadraplegic dead action hero.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Just watched MINORITY REPORT on blu-ray

    by Autodidact

    Great movie and Tom Cruise is great in everything.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    POP PUNK...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...I fucking HATE that term. Makes no sense. You can't be one AND the other. You're either upsetting the status quo, or aiming for the pop charts like a good little capitalist...which is it? My guess is you heard a Green Day record, dress in skate fashion and think that's what punk is huh? Amiright? And good for you and the others who think the song sounds like M:I theme. Just shows what shitty ears for music y'all have.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    WAR OF THE WORLDS is one of his best performances if you ask me

    by Autodidact

    I love that movie despite wanting to rip his kids' heads off.

  • If that movie ended 30 seconds later, it would have won Best Picture.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Interested to hear the premise of the book... any takers?

    by Hernando

    I'm curious to see what the movie is actually about since the Trailer is in Russian...

  • July 1, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST

    I also love War of the Worlds... And Minority Report...

    by D.Vader

    AND Magnolia...

  • July 1, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    no way to cruise.

    by Ron

    TC is tiny...Reacher is a giant, standing at 6' 5" tall (1.96m) with a 50-inch chest, and weighing between 210 and 250 pounds (100–115 kg). Reacher is strong enough to break a man's neck with one hand (Bad Luck and Trouble) and kill a villain with a single punch to the head (Running Blind and 61 Hours) or chest (Worth Dying For). In a fight against a 7 foot, 400 lb steroid-using thug (Persuader), Reacher was able to lift his opponent into the air and drop him on his head. Tommy could'nt pull this off even if he was jumping on oprah's sofa.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Despite wanting to rip the kid's head off...

    by D.Vader

    No wait, I'm talking about The Day the Earth Stood Still remake. *shudder*

  • July 1, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I don't get the KPY3 thing...

    by quicksilver80


  • July 1, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    It's funny when a minority character is white washed

    by Phil Connors

    people say it's just a movie. But when a 6'5" character is played by a 5'6" actor, it's "YOU CAN'T DO THAT"!!!

  • July 1, 2012, 9:38 p.m. CST

    johnnywrong, give it up

    by one9deuce

    I couldn't care less if you think it sounds like MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2, but when you are telling four people that their opinion is wrong it's slightly annoying. Are you a musician? Why do you feel you're such an expert? Thank you theotherbadguy, for bringing an informed opinion to the talkback. Too bad johnnywrong thought that shitting on you and your band was an appropriate response.

  • July 1, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Doesn't matter what the movie is, Phil Connors

    by D.Vader

    People will complain about the source material like that no matter what. It has nothing to do with white/black, short/tall. Its going to happen, I guarantee.

  • July 1, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by one9deuce

    Yeah, it's a shame that studios are so scared shitless of casting the right guy. If they CAN go A-list, they always will.

  • July 1, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    @theotherbadguy plot synopsis

    by Sam Acquisto

    I read the book a few years ago and I remember most of it so here goes. Jack Reacher is a retired military policeman when he was still active he went after a sniper that killed a bunch of civilians in some village but gets off on a technicality and Teacher still believes he did it. Then like fifteen years later this guy o pens up fire on a bunch of civilians in Indiana and when he's arrested he asks the cops to find reacher for some reason even though Reacher hates him. That's the basic start of it. I really enjoy this series of novels but one shot wasn't my favorite in the series. I'm also a huge Tom Cruise, the actor, fan but he is so wrong for reacher.

  • July 1, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise should have been Wolverine

    by antonphd

    and we ALL know it to be true

  • July 1, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Premise for "One Shot"

    by Mr_SugarPants

    From Amazon: Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, ex—military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter–a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right–and soon the slam-dunk case explodes. Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning–and then beat him shot for shot. From Me: I've read all the Reacher books (hard not to read them all once you start). One Shot is good, but not the best book IMO. The Reacher books set in NYC are better, but maybe that would've been too expensive to film. The 5 vs 1 fight in the book is 5 college guys who are paid to get rid of Reacher by beatdown. Cruise is set up by some hot young girl in a bar and gets all upset when Reacher refuses her advances. Her "buddies" step in to "save her honor" and Reacher kicks their asses. It's kind of weird to watch Cruise as Reacher. In the books, not only is he 6'5", but he is massive and sometimes ripped (like when he's digging swimming pools for a living). I'm not sure who might've made a better Reacher though. The character doesn't speak very often and is a hard-core loner. Maybe Russell Crowe. Not becauae he's huge, but because he can convey so much without words and has a lot of screen presence. I also always pictured Reacher with a deep voice. Anyway, if Cruise can pull off Stacee Jaxx, I'm willing to wait and see. He's pretty convincing when he has something to prove.

  • July 1, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    TC as Jack Reacher its hillarious

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    As others have already said Reacher's size is an important aspect of him, he isn't just a little above average, he is huge. Yes Lee Childs said he was ok with Tom playing the part, but what else was he going to say. Re Scientology it both amuses and depresses me. Amuses me because they believe in something written by an average sci-fi writer and it sounds exactly like a silly sci-fi novel. Depresses me, because one argument for people believing in established religions is that they were indoctrinated into the population/ into culture, when science was in its infancy, people were generally poorly educated (illeterate etc), democracy didn't exist etc. But Scientology has come into the world when science can explain us much about the world, people are well educated in the US etc (relatively) and religion is not forced on people in democratic nations (in the same way as it was before).

  • so, crazy, but harmless to society an improvement on the big 3

  • July 2, 2012, 2:49 a.m. CST

    He was also really good in The Last Samurai.

    by Jonathan

    ...or maybe it was the supporting cast or the setting or the music. But I really liked that movie. >_<

  • July 2, 2012, 3:05 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...I am a musician. doesn't take a musician to hear that the intro to a Black Angels song bears almost no resemblance to the M:I theme. Now shit off.

  • July 2, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST

    I've read every Reacher novel, and ....

    by Clio

    to have 5'9" tall Cruise play 6'4" Reacher is ridiculous.

  • July 2, 2012, 4:31 a.m. CST


    by Jordan

    Most people said the same thing about Hugh Jackman playing a character frequently called a "runt".

  • when Cruise was starting out in stuff like Risky Bis, All the Right Moves, Legend etc he was pretty much like a Michael J Fox type guy - small wholesome dude defying the odds/going up against the big bully type thing. then Top Gun turned him into a mega star (like Terminator did with Arnie, Rambo did with Sly, Dirty Harry - Clint etc etc and then he was offered anything and everything and it didnt really matter wheather he fit the role or not - the roles were made to fit him. so you get established characters like Lestat and Reacher who shouldve gone to actors more fitting of the part (Daniel Day Lweis, Rutger Hauer - Lestat - any big guy over 6ft for Reacher)

  • July 2, 2012, 4:44 a.m. CST

    tresequis - notice i said Reeve 'wouldve been awesome'


    as in if he had never had the horse accident and died. but i get the impression even if that hadnt happened and Reeve had maintained a solid career as a supporting role guy itd have still gone to Cruise. (unless CR had had a big travolta type comeback along the way and was getting some of the roles Liam Neeson etc have been getting the past 15 years)

  • July 2, 2012, 5:06 a.m. CST

    fat guy - about jackman as Wolverine


    true and then theres Keaton as Batman, Craig as Bond, Cruise as Lestat etc that said itd be nice if the film makers actually respected the source material more and cast people who actually looked like the characters (yeah Keaton was a great batman but wouldnt it have been better if it had been bigger dude like A Baldwin as batman?, a shorter dude as Wolverine like Crowe?, a tall imposing guy like DDL as Lestat and a taller, darker, more Bondy looking guy as Bond#6)

  • He's just so much more likeable than Cruise. He'll always be cooler than Cruise and Mad Mel is pretty much an open book. For better or worse Gibson has aired his dirty laundry in public and has paid the price. His Reputation, His Career, His Friends, his Family and his Fans. Now he's slowly trying to put his life back together and I respect him for that. Cruise is different, he's a brand more than an actor. He's a massive control freak and is a member of a bullshit $$$$$$$$$ made up Cult that is all about control. Just watch a scientology seminar by Cruise ( which are all over youtube ) and your watching a total lunatic at the podium. Cruise has always had a freaky joker like laugh but throughout the speeches I've seen him give on his Cult, he does it all the time. You actually learn nothing about The Cult Cruise breaking out into a maniacs laugh every 10 seconds. It is very disturbing because it's actually him being himself. As I said these little speeches of Cruise talking about The Cult and him hosting seminars on it are all over the net and it's definately worth a look but be in NO DOUBT about anything........ TOM CRUISE IS A CREEPY, SINISTER, INSANE CONTROL FREAK.

  • July 2, 2012, 6:24 a.m. CST

    This feels incredibly underwhelming.

    by SunTzu77

  • July 2, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST

    money does strange things to people

    by emeraldboy

    and you dont have to be in a cult to be a control freak. we all know in laws who are control freaks and you all know its true.

  • July 2, 2012, 7:14 a.m. CST


    by pearlanddean

    Changing the title from One Shot to Jack Reacher is meaningless for anyone who isn't already a fan of the book. Perhaps the thinking is to create a franchise like Dirty Harry, start off with the characters name in the film and then maybe the sequels take titles from the books. I mean, the titles Jack Reacher 2 or Jack Reacher Returns sound bloody awful so they'd have to come up with something else. That said, I think fans of the book will treat this with derision, anyone else will see it as a bog-standard actioner. If it's anything like as awful as Knight and Day, then we're unlikely to see any more of them. Cruise is wrong for this and it's such a wasted opportunity. Shame on Lee Child for not demanding a proper physical representation on film for his character. This should have been Ray Stevenson, no question about it.

  • July 2, 2012, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Changing the title to 'Jack Reacher' is...

    by buggerbugger

    ...almost like a deliberate and calculated slap in the face to every single person who thinks Cruise is the wrong choice to embody the character on the big screen. "Tom Cruise is no Jack Reacher? Fuck you! Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher **in** 'Jack Reacher', dick!"

  • July 2, 2012, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Reacher is Superman in the books

    by m_prevette

    At least the 2 or 3 I'd read. Huge, Superman physique, can do wrong, always the smartest guy in the room. So after a few tries, it got old. So maybe Cruise is a good choice, kinda.... ummm.. cutting Reacher down to size... so to speak.

  • Can't argue with that sentiment.

  • July 2, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    m_prevette - exactly thats why Reeve wouldve been so good for it


    fuckin horse

  • July 2, 2012, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Frack... they pulled it.

    by impossibledreamers

  • July 2, 2012, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Chris Hemsworth (with his Perfect Getaway head on)

    by IWantCheese

    coulda done it.

  • July 2, 2012, 8:12 a.m. CST


    by Laserhead

    That is NOT an intimidating dude...

  • That trailer made me close it. This has got to be the worst casting of an established character since Nicholas Cage was set to play Superman. At least the people behind that turd woke up at some point and smacked themselves in the face for even considering it. Dolph Lundgren, Ray Stevenson, or Chris Helmsworth would have been goo. Even Liam Neeson, although he's a little old, would have been better. Hell, even Hugh Jackman, who is 6'5" and plays a guy who is supposed to be 5'3", would have worked better than Cruise. Reacher should be physically intimidating. Cruise is anything but.

  • July 2, 2012, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Toms next 2 SF films - the next Blade Runner or Matrix?


    i wonder if either of those will be an instant classic? everyone was expecting MR to be the new Blade Runner and WOTW to be another Spielberg alien classic

  • July 2, 2012, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Doesn't the music sound like...

    by jcrow

    ...the music from the Scientology video leaked a while back?

  • July 2, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    More like Jack Reacher Round

    by Lou Stools


  • When he's surrounded by those guys, he looks like a little kid. Then it just looked like a standard '80s 'fleet of bad guys each wait their turn to get their individual asses kicked' scene.

  • July 2, 2012, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Say it aint so, Tyler Perry as an action Star?!? (Alex Cross)

    by Stalkeye i'll be damned, it looks to have good potentual.

  • July 2, 2012, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Reaching to Far

    by sengoksa

    I am Speaking as a true Tom cruise fan. I love his Work as Ethan hunt in the MI franchise also The last Samurai was Truly underrated.. But after viewing this trailer it Just looks Wrong Because of the height... Its like casting Cruise as Thor It just would not happen, Breaks my heart that Del toro,s ATMOM went tits up... Cruise would of been great (

  • July 2, 2012, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Nice trailer music...

    by thommcg

    Familiar, heh.

  • July 2, 2012, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute

    by Dandelo_Bateman

    There are people who enjoyed WOTW? And Last Samurai?

  • July 2, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    And this casting makes less sense

    by Dandelo_Bateman

    then Tyler Perry as Alex Cross.

  • And I saw the Tyler Perry trailer too, looks like complete and utter horse shit.

  • July 2, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Fuck off Tom Cruise

    by Brody77

    This casting is shit. The prick basically bought himself the part. And Lee Child can fuck off too for pandering to this scientologist lunatic.

  • July 2, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Missing posts?

    by gotilk

    Or were they all deleted ? Weird. I posted twice in this, and POOF they're gone.

  • July 2, 2012, 1:41 p.m. CST

    John Carter, Alex Cross, Jack Reacher

    by Cobb05

    Yes, name movies after title characters that the majority of the public have no clue who they are. Hollywood is getting really lazy now. Can't wait till they start using the plot as the title. "John McClain Has to Stop a Terrorist 5", "Three Guys Wake Up In Vegas With A Hangover".

  • July 2, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I always thought Statham would make a good Reacher...

    by rjl1138

    ..if he could get his accent right, but at 5'9" he's on the short side too. At least I could buy Statham as en ex-MP though. Let's face it, though, of the current crop of action types, the Rock should have been a shoo-in for the role. I like Cruise in the MI films, but still don't think this is a good fit for him.

  • July 2, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    He's called Reacher because he has to reach for things...

    by Gary Makin

    Says a guy who's 5.7.

  • Lolz, seriously i don't think Cruise is a pillowbiter as many have speculated. But no doubt he's Two sandwiches short of a Picnic. Nevermind the jumping on the Couch, wassup with his daughter having a walk-in Dollhouse? When i was a kid, I had a Room, not some House within a Room. Seeing Suri in that thing was creepy as in her being inside a Doghouse, but made for a lil' Kid.

  • July 2, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    TOM KPY3

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • July 2, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    i f cruise wanst rich and famous...

    by emeraldboy

    there would be a room alright but one involving orderlies an injection and a white padded. cell and a dr saying yes tom that right the aliens are coming. you keep taking the meds..

  • July 2, 2012, 2:18 p.m. CST

    That's just embarrassing.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Embarrassing for tiny little Tom Cruise, who is so mortified by his squatty body and thirst for dick that he has to keep doing ultra-macho roles to prove to himself and us that he doesn't have a squatty body and a thirst for dick. I feel sorry for Cruise, really, in spite of his money and influence.

  • July 2, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Re: 5secondfuse

    by Jeff

    I took your advice from above and found a few of Cruise's scientology speeches on youtube... ...oh my goodness, disturbing! He refers to "LRH" constantly, as though the man was a deity, even though he was just a heavyset science fiction writer who in 1956, on a meticulously planned whim, decided to create a new religion so he could make huge amounts of money. He's quoted as saying this is what he was doing. For money, nothing else. And people like Tom Cruise are still addicted to the lies scientology preaches. Astonishing... I'm almost sick to my stomach after watching a few of those videos. I definitely won't be going to see "Jack Reacher."

  • July 2, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    I am always dismayed when an actor I admire turns out to be a religious idiot of some kind or another. Luckily, I never admired Cruise. I did at one time go to some of his movies, though. But once he started doing more interviews, and showing what an idiot he was, and once I saw those Scientology videos, any interest I ever had in his work went away. Like yours just did. Some actors should just shut up and never say anything beyond the lines that are written for them.

  • July 2, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Mimi Rogers...born 1956....Nicole Kidman...born 1967...Katie Holmes...born 1978..

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    Before we know Tom will be marrying the Kick Ass or Breslin girl....

  • July 2, 2012, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Not sure how anyone can dislike Tom Cruise: The Actor

    by bigjeffrey

    The guy's brilliant in his roles. I've never come out of Tom Cruise movies feeling short changed and that's saying something. As for Reacher, that trailer's dull. I expect more from the man who directed Way of the Gun. I'll put it down to poor marketing strategy. And am I the only one who's sick to death of these krav maga fight scenes? Let's have some unpredictable, authentic looking brawling with people getting out of breath and both guys getting hurt but one guy getting the upper hand.

  • July 2, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Finally, the trailer's back and...

    by buggerbugger That's definitely no Jack Reacher I've ever read about. Reacher should be a modern-day Lee Marvin in his prime, some big, fucking brawler of a guy who looks like he's chiselled out of solid granite. They couldn't even fake that by having Cruise go toe-to-toe with an army of midget thugs. It could still be a decent movie, of course. But that's not Jack Reacher at the centre of it. Whatever's next, Alan Carr as the new James Bond?

  • July 2, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    Tom Cruise puts in the same intense performance in nearly every movie. Granted, it's always full of sound and fury, but I never forget I'm watching Tom Cruise. He plays one character really well, but he can't play a lot of characters. Does he put everything he can into that performance? Sure. But when he tries to play something more subtle, like Lestat, he fails miserably. The guy is a one-dimensional actor who makes glorified popcorn movies. I'm no longer impressed, and haven't been for a long time. The best performance he ever gave was in Magnolia. Otherwise, his performances are so calculated that you can "see" him acting. I'm not sure the guy even has real feelings. He's a con-man, a sociopath who has channeled his sick pathology into something less harmful than killing people. If Tom Cruise wasn't an actor, he'd probably be a serial killer in the vein of Ted Bundy.

  • July 2, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    Hilarious point you make! And also kind of creepy.

  • Josh Holloway

  • July 2, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Tom has yet to be in a grea movie

    by Cobb05

    He's been in a few good ones, but he's never made one of those movies that you have to watch it of you come across it on tv. Maybe Risky Business is closs. I'll give him that one. But look at the mission impossible movies. They aren't horrible, good action, good casts, but they are forgetable. His problem is that he plays himself in every movie now. It's boring. Take a chance for once.

  • July 2, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST


    by Cobb05

    My bad

  • July 2, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    looks like another generic action movie


    To have a midget play the title character who is supposed to be physically imposing is a stupid choice, it just alienates the fanbase, who are the only potential audience for such a shitty looking movie.

  • July 2, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    List of great Tom Cruise movies.

    by Randy

    Risky Business The Color of Money Rain Man Born on the Fourth of July(His best acting) Magnolia Eyes Wide Shut Minority Report Collateral Mission Impossible 4(Yep)

  • July 2, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise hates us know why?

    by Darth Macchio

    Cause we all tower over him. By many tens of inches and often a foot or more! Even teenage girls tower over the diminutive Cruise. Poor little guy.

  • July 2, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Should have been Viggo Mortensen

    by Solar Devil

    Would have been a great Reacher. If this makes bank will be interested to see if in continues with another film. Some good novels to choose from.

  • July 2, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Viggo is too small, too. Really should be played by Mickey Rourke.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Mickey Rourke could stuff Tom Cruise AND Viggo Mortensen up his ass and crap them across the room.

  • Jason Bourne. James Bond. The Transporter. Colin Farrell in the Total Recall remake. On and on. Yawn. You know what a great movie fight is? McClane and Karl in the first Die Hard. Why? Because McClane gets the shit kicked out of him! He doesn't just twist a guy's arm and strike him in the ribcage. They actually trade blows and tussle, the way a realistic fight occurs. And the second Die Hard with McClane vs. Colonel Stewart is even better. McClane loses--at least until he blows up the plane. He's hopelessly outclassed, yet he still goes in there and fights to save his wife. That's a hero. Why can't they have more movie fights these days where the hero gets the living shit beat out of him and nearly loses--or even loses? I guess stars these days can't handle the idea of actually being beaten in a fight. They have to take on all comers and win effortlessly. The problem is that if your hero is invincible, it gets real old real fast.

  • July 2, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    Tom Cruise's ego will never let him look weak.

  • July 2, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST

    I have not read Jack Reacher and I have no interest in doing so...

    by fauns_bass_1

    ...So from an outsiders point of view it looks a bit like Payback but not as entertaining... Lots of punching and driving beat up cars around. All yellowy instead of blue. Pffff... As an Englishman I prefer polite films about cricket and cups of tea.

  • July 2, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST



    "Invincible" is a bit strong. Superman is invincible, a comic book character. Highly-skilled is more accurate. The men in the movies you mentioned (Bourne, even Bond, who has gotten as much as he's given when it comes to fighting over the years) are highly-trained in hand to hand combat that is rooted in reality. You do know that there are martial arts/combat training techniques, that focus on incapacitating multiple foes, right? I wouldn't think an ex-NYPD beat cop, now detective, like John McClane would have skills to do such things. As for those railing on Cruise's height and the realism of someone his size taking out multiple foes at once, have you ever heard of Bruce Lee? He was 5'7". Pound for pound as strong, if not stronger, than the 6'5"(fictitious) character of Jack Reacher. Try to do push-ups using only your thumbs and index fingers like Lee regularly did, and let me know how that works out for you. It's not about the height, it's about the skills one possesses. As usual, in Cruise's case, it seems to always be about the "hate".

  • July 2, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by Queefer Sutherland

    So because one man, Bruce Lee, could do some amazing thing, we're supposed to believe Tim Cruise can do it? The difference is, Bruce Lee was believable because he COULD do those things. Tom Cruise is merely acting like he can. And not convincingly. Just as he was not convincing as a master Samurai. He's laughable.

  • July 2, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Apparently, Ray Stevenson has retired for acting?

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    ...Because, OBVIOUSLY, Tom Cruise was the only actor currently working who could've played this character believably. O_o

  • July 2, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST



    That's called an example. One based in reality, unlike those who're saying Jack Reacher (a fictional character, mind you) "can do this, can do that b/c he's 6'5 blah blah blah" realize there's no height requirement in Special Forces, right? Shall I rattle off the names of all the martial artists (we know of) who are of that same build? Not everyone with off the charts combat skills are built like NFL linemen. It's actually quite the contrary. And it's the movies. Do you "believe" men can fly or go around fighting crime dressed as bats? That's why it's acting, and to base assumptions on something that you haven't even seen yet, is, in my opinion, asinine. For you to say Cruise isn't "convincing" just shows you already have preconceived notions about the man, b/c even those that hate on him, rarely does the word "unconvincing" enter their arguments. He's as believable as they come, in my opinion.

  • July 2, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Has a DRIVE wannabe feel to it...

    by chubasqueiro

    Like somebody decided to film the pic that mislead your typical ainticoolites audiences.

  • July 2, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    baltimorejack, my friend

    by Queefer Sutherland

    You make good argument, at least. When I say I don't find Cruise convincing, I'm not referring to this film, but his past work. I've seen him do macho before. I've seen him do this kind of role many times. He doesn't convince me. You can't really argue that. You can't tell me I'm wrong. I know what does and does not convince me, and Tom Cruise rarely convinces me. He may be "as believable as the come" in your opinion, but he is not in my opinion. I'm very happy for you. In fact, I'm jerking off right now to express that great happiness, but you won't change my mind. I'm not going to suddenly think that I've been wrong about Tom Cruise all this time, and lo and behold! he's a fabulous actor. He's not to me. He hasn't expressed a single emotion in his movies that has seemed natural to me. I always feel like I'm watching Tom Cruise acting. If you don't get that, I'm sorry. You might as well have this argument with your left nut, because I find you as unconvincing as Tom Cruise. But hey, it's all just my opinion. You don't know me from a turd on the ground, so don't let my opinion become important to you.

  • July 2, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST



    Don't worry, it's not important in the least. I'm one who likes to make my point (usually in a manner that doesn't require humorless dick jokes). But hey, you do you. Carry on.

  • July 2, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Aye Aye, Sir!

    by Queefer Sutherland

    Carrying on, SIR!


  • July 3, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Why doesn't Tommy C. marry a Scientologist?

    by lv_426

    Aren't there some hot Hollywood actresses that already sucketh from the cock of Xenu? Seems like it makes.... sense.

  • July 3, 2012, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Why is it in sepia tone?

    by lv_426

    Is this one of those old timey talkies?

  • July 3, 2012, 3:53 a.m. CST

    LOVE HOW...

    by Johnny Wrong

    ...people are accusing things of being "Drive rip-offs" now. Blissfully unaware of how unoriginal Drive was. Don't get me wrong, I've loved Winding Refn from the very beginning, since Bleeder, but even he'd admit Drive isn't remotely original. Watch Walter Hill's Driver, for one. Hell, even Dwayne Johnson's Faster was out before it.

  • July 3, 2012, 3:57 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Wrong

    ...Viggo is taller than Mickey Rourke. Just so ya know.

  • July 3, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Poor johnnywrong,

    by one9deuce

    No wonder you're so angry. Your a "musician", but do you actually make a living at it? From the bitterness you displayed towards theotherbadguy I'm guessing you don't. So sorry failed musician, your opinion on what something does or doesn't sound like is null and void. I'll go with my own opinion, the corroborating opinions of others here, and theotherbadguy (the musician who DOES actually earns a living at it). And please put my mind at ease and tell me you haven't bred yet. I hate that guy in his 30's who is still "trying to make it" with his band and won't face reality and get a real job. Unless you don't have kids, then whatever, feel free to be that loser.

  • July 3, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I saw a documentary...

    by emeraldboy

    about phil spectre. and you never hear from Phil spectres son. he told his story about how spectre destroys his life. very cult like behaviour there.

  • July 3, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Fuck you guys. It's the second movie from Christopher McQuarrie

    by Talkbacker with no name

    and that's all that matters. Ok, as you were, ladies.

  • July 3, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy, wtf. That was very random

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Out of interest, what was it called?

  • July 3, 2012, 10:04 a.m. CST

    queefer sutherland, Cruise could snap your neck like a chicken!

    by Talkbacker with no name

    but he wouldn't, because he's a cool guy.

  • July 3, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST

    darth macchio

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Scottish comedian Billy Connolly commented on Tom's height by saying he wasn't short, and in fact "Tom was at least 5ft 10" and that he's a "Smashing guy. Everybody thinks he's a small guy. He's not. I think they would like him to be wee. I think they're jealous b***ards."