I’m going to spoil the review here and say: whoa, that was monkey fighting awesome.
I don’t give two rips what Tom Cruise does in his free time. I don’t care if he believes the Tooth Fairy is the savior of our species and being hooked up to a machine helps him predict the future is how he gets his kicks. I really could care less because the man makes awesome movies.
I’ve wanted to see this movie for a while and I’ll be damned if this isn’t one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. If Americans want a James Bond then I think this is the character we all need to get behind. Do I think Tom Cruise isn’t the only one who can play this character, either, because there is enough flexibility in the writing that multiple people can play the part. Hell, I think that each actor can bring something different to the part.
Jack Reacher is someone who brooks no shit from anybody, knows exactly what the hell is going on, and is interesting enough to keep you watching through the whole situation. Watch this movie.
I give this five out of five stars. It was great.