so, went to the cheap seat to check out the second film in the Jack Reacher franchise.
Is it safe to call it a franchise yet?
I gotta say, this aging bad ass thing is getting kinda old. Now they want girlfriends and kids and they're full of regrets. The testosterone is leaking out by the second!
At least in the first Jack Reacher film, he wasn't spurned on by his touchy. Feelings. He was all about the justice and not beating women. Even with his female co star he didn't get all google eyed. He was there to do a job, and he did it.
In this second instalment they've decided to give him not only a love interest in the form of Cobie Smulders who is slowly becoming an action hero in her own right, but they also decided to give him a maybe baby.
The fresh faced Danita Yarosh comes in with all the teen angst you could ever ask for.
side note: Was it just me, or did she make Tom Cruise look even smaller?
She definitely sells the underprivileged white kid who's got loads of hidden potential if only someone would take the time to look, but also, what was the point of giving him a kid that wasn't his? Like you needed a reason to make this movie longer? Stopping a shit ton of drugs from coming into the country was plenty for me.
She did, however, help us get to the most tired fight in history.
Like for real, these jokers were running and climbing and everything else only to take a free fall off a building. They was tired as shit.
In the end, after stopping a small bout of curroption, Jack hits the road. Still reminiscing about the Cobie he didn't bang, and the baby he didn't conceive.
The movie was predictable and formulated. And I wasn't feeling the kid subplot as it started to take over the main plot, which was stopping the bad guys.
Honestly, just give me another fucking Expendables movie if you're going to make action stars look back and wonder what if. But also, put Aldis Hodge in that biotch because he's fine as hell and can act his ass off.
Jack Reacher: Never Look Back is still in theatres. But, you can also wait for red box. You'll be okay.
Reviewing movies. I tried to go to once a week, but I think it's best if I post whenever. Right?