Must Watch: Tom Cruise Kicks Some Ass in First 'Jack Reacher' Trailer

July 3, 2012
Source: Yahoo

Jack Reacher Trailer

"He doesn't care about proof. He doesn't care about the law. He only cares about what's right." We got a taste of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in a low quality, Russian dubbed trailer over the weekend, but now the official US trailer is here, and it has Cruise being a genuine bad-ass. Essentially, this feels like Cruise's attempt to make something like Taken or Drive, perhaps a combination of the two since Cruise is an older actor like Liam Neeson, but seems to be playing a kick-ass vigilante with a killer car like Ryan Gosling. This definitely shows promise, and continues to prove that Cruise is still in his prime. Watch the trailer below!

Here's the first trailer for Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher, originally via Yahoo:

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 (Tom Cruise) knows the killer is 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. Christopher McQuarrie (director The Way of the Gun and writer of The Usual Suspects) writers and directs this film which also stars Werner Herzog, Rosamund Pike and Richard Jenkins. Paramount Pictures is sending Jack Reacher to theaters on December 21st this year.

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Reader Feedback - 63 Comments


SO going to see this!

Agent13 on Jul 3, 2012



DAVIDPD on Jul 3, 2012


I know right!!!! lol

jvj590 on Jul 3, 2012


fun trailer

Nick Sears on Jul 3, 2012


love the bad ass feel of it. the shot of his hand clenching over the throttle is pretty damn good. I just hope it's not all just stunts and action but there is an equal story matching with it. this could be really good.... =)

conradthegreat on Jul 3, 2012


Looks like Ethan Hunt once more to me ... even the first few notes of the tune are the same.

Robert L. Tuva on Jul 3, 2012


is it just me or was that a terrible trailer? the music sounded like the MI:2 soundtrack ...the whole thing just felt cheesy.

one on Jul 3, 2012


Sorry......Tom Cruise is not Jack Reacher.

Eric on Jul 3, 2012


Jack Reacher is not a good driver in the books. In fact, he doesn't have a license. Not sure why they took such a 180-degree turn with this. It's like they're doing it to spite the author.

JM on Jul 3, 2012


Reacher meant to be over 6"too

Yehshua Van Den Bergh on Jul 3, 2012


Well the front end of that Chevelle is smashed up. Maybe he tried parallel parking in the first act.

Akirakorn on Jul 4, 2012


Jack Reacher is supposed to be a 6' 5" 250 pound giant that makes bad guys cringe when he so much as looks at them. The books go out in length to emphasize this fact and how he uses that size to his advantage. I am not being whiny here and Cruise is a good actor but as a die-hard fan of the books him in this role will never look right for me. And I will never understand how Lee Child himself endorsed this casting. I guess money talks.

Andy on Jul 3, 2012


You definitely are being whiny.

Doyle on Jul 3, 2012


I used to say the same thing about Wolverine getting constantly teased for being 5'2, then they cast a 6'2 actor for the role. I guess they finally figured out Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel aren't as bankable without a franchise as they thought. Too bad they didn't take a chance on a comeback vehicle for Brendan Frasier.

Akirakorn on Jul 4, 2012


Straight to .mkv.

Manuel on Jul 3, 2012


You think you are a cool because you pirate and talk about it? Dork.

ccoltmanm on Jul 3, 2012


I'm huge fan of the novels. I am very disappointed in the casting of Tom Cruise (Reacher is a mountain of a man in the books). Otherwise the movie still looks good and will be going to see it anyway!

Geeb on Jul 3, 2012


Drive meets Collateral.

Karlangas on Jul 3, 2012


seem like another MI

truong18 on Jul 3, 2012


Who the hell cares that Jack Reacher in the book is physically more intimidating than Tom Cruise will every be? And why the hell is everyone acting like this is the first time many of a book's details have been changed for celluloid? I think Tom Cruise looks good in this trailer, very good. His Reacher has a menace to him that Ethan Hunt does not have so this is not another MI redo.

Kaysi on Jul 3, 2012


Dude, it's because that's like you swap Stallone in Rocky and put Jet Li instead facing apollo, Strap a pair of gloves on him and tell him hey you can't use any marital arts, you can only punch your opponent. Sure Jet Li has looked menacing in other movies, hell he can even look menacing in the ring but you would not believe a man of his stature can go toe to toe with heavy weight in a boxing match. That is exactly the case here. The books built up this persona of the man Reacher and he has certain feature and traits. Cruise can look as menacing as much as he can try but it won't give out the same persona as Reacher. Dude Reacher is described as 6'5"/ 250pounds. Cruise is a good actor and he does look great in the trailer. If they had changed the character's name to Jeff Creature or something and cast Tom in another movie, then I wouldn't have any problem with it. But Tom Cruise is not the Reacher in the books and he never can be.

Andy on Jul 3, 2012


agreed! TC was very menacing as a hitman in "collateral" - but he isn't in this trailer.

beevis on Jul 3, 2012


Yeah, he was awesome in Collateral. The scene with the jazz musician was the shit!

grimjob on Jul 3, 2012


it was an excellent scene..... for a minute, i thought he was gonna let him go. i also liked the jamie fox scene where he has to go to the mafia big boss and explain why he needs the info given to him again - and the boss tells the santa clause story?.....priceless!.

beevis on Jul 3, 2012


maybe - and while i like cruises acting, he isn't nearly as imposing as neeson was in "taken". i don't think this is a characer that suits cruise.

beevis on Jul 3, 2012


Have you ever seen Collateral?

ccoltmanm on Jul 3, 2012


yep......apparently you don't pay attention when watching movies. in that one, TC plays a hitman......and does it very well. but, this character is more of a badass butt-kicker - NOT a hitman. and i don't think cruise is that type of actor.

beevis on Jul 3, 2012


You think the difference between a hit man and an ex cop is that big of a difference. You are arguing dynamics. They do the same thing in this movie. Go after guys an beat then up or kill them.

ccoltmanm on Jul 3, 2012


The difference here though is that he's supposed to be a tough guy, whereas in Collateral he was a cold, calculating assassin. I prefer him as the latter, although I'm sure he'll be good in this as well.

grimjob on Jul 3, 2012


Glad you guys pointed these points out since the whole time watching the trailer I kept saying to myself "it's ethan hunt as jack reacher"

Marc Callado on Jul 4, 2012


Agreed. Maybe it's not meant to be a fact-for-fact translation. I never even heard of the books and this trailer to me looks like a bad ass movie. Like an urban western. Definitely gonna check it out.

Mike P. on Jul 3, 2012


That's the main reason I don't read books. I like movies WAY too much...

Bl00dwerK on Jul 3, 2012


First Tom wrecks Katie, then he wrecks a 1970 Chevelle SS 396? Dude keeps breaking fine things.

gpldan on Jul 3, 2012


And before that there was Nicole. I just hope Katie doesn't go on a plastic surgery escapade like Nicole did. By the by, Jack be smackin' some asses in this trailer.

Quanah on Jul 4, 2012


every agreed Tom Cruise the worse choice for Reacher. Mountain of a man you can see in the trailer everyone's a foot taller then him. it look like a joke when you see every one standing around him.

Yehshua Van Den Bergh on Jul 3, 2012



Agent Kid Society on Jul 3, 2012


Never read the books, so I have no basis for comparison. In my ignorance, I think this looks pretty rad!

grimjob on Jul 3, 2012


Damn well that's sad. I was willing to forgive the Tom as Reacher thing but they did't even try. They had to scale down the people he faces so that he can seem tough. Only car he drives in the book is a honda. I know the Chevy looks cooler but this just seems like it twisted a good book with twists and turns into "Oh look Tom Cruise is fighting and driving in an intense way again!!" Joy.

TDND on Jul 3, 2012


Honda? that sounds nice, I mean a badass character rolling around in a s==tbox. Tired of the cliche' Chevelle all these anti-heroes are driving in all these dumb movies.

Akirakorn on Jul 4, 2012


Nothing about this trailer makes me want to see more.

DwainIBe on Jul 3, 2012


This role just doesn't seem to work with a 5'3" Tom Cruise is an ass kicker. Maybe this is just a bad first trailer?

darthwhitey on Jul 3, 2012


Low camera angles, in-car shots. Just to disguise how tiny Cruise is. Ridiculous casting. I'll wait for the reboot.

Mick on Jul 3, 2012


Tom Cruise is the man. Anyone who says different is a fool.

Brandon on Jul 3, 2012


Ive read a couple of the novels too, but you guys are forgetting one thing. Mcquarries got talent. "Way of the Gun" was/is way overrated and if its anything like that, it will be great.

chjapa on Jul 3, 2012


Hope you meant underrated

Cody W on Jul 5, 2012


I'm trademarking this: Jack Reacheround (reacharound)

drnknjbbrsh on Jul 3, 2012


It's all good people, Just close your eyes and pretend it's Armie hammer.............. Seriously tho, I always thought Tom Cruise was kind of a Streisand, but he looks like he's rocking the shit in this one.

Rain Spider on Jul 3, 2012


I'm reading a lot of "Cruise isn't menacing" comments. Start this movie with the clip of Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah's couch when he first started dating Katie "Sugar Lips" Holmes and you'll think he's the scariest mother fucker you've ever met in your life. Case closed. Have a happy 4th!

Quanah on Jul 3, 2012


Whilst Cruise's definately not mine and many's first choice for the lead, coupled with what the trailor portrays of Reachers through Cruise, I feel its lacking the gravitas that you take from the books by a quite a stretch. Still, excited about the movie though, even with the choice. Always enjoy action and suspense and I think the movie will still dish that in spades, in a Reacheresque fashion.

ek on Jul 4, 2012


Nor sure what to think really.. it just feels like a rehash of old - but tom cruise is somehow always worth seeing.

dom on Jul 4, 2012


Looks good, but too bad it's coming at the worst possible time for the Tom Cruise "brand".

Scotty97 on Jul 4, 2012


Looked good up until that last sequence

Geoffrey Shauger on Jul 4, 2012


is it me or did anyone else hear that, the background music sounded slightly too similar to the 'Mission Impossible' music. Is Parmount trying to subliminly make us think of Mission Impossible as they try to make this a big box office hit as well

Nadir Ahmed on Jul 4, 2012


Be prepared, Jack Slater !

Tidjay on Jul 4, 2012


Looks Good! I'll check it out. I've always like Christopher McQuarrie.

Joshua Simpkins on Jul 4, 2012


You had me at "director of The way of the gun"

Cody W on Jul 5, 2012


Looks like the kinda film that would star Nicolas Cage. I would be more intrested if Cage starred, than Cruise who just grinds on me!

Barry Rowland on Jul 5, 2012


As the director said, I think some people are confusing character with characteristics. I think if Tom and the director can bring the ethos of the dangerous, have no fear vigilante to the screen, then that works for me.

Payne by name on Jul 5, 2012


I generally like Cruise, but this just isn't him... as everyone said the books paint a far different picture. Personally I'd have thought they'd have done much better with Mickie Rourke for this kind of a hard ass role

Dan on Jul 8, 2012


Why not get Chis Hemsworth? The guy can seriously act and perfectly fits Reacher's description... just need to age him a tad

ChrisReacher on Jul 9, 2012


ahhh in the books Jack Reacher is 6'5' and all muscle so you give it to Tom Cruise 5' 4' and small? What the HELL!!!!

silentjay on Jul 12, 2012


he would have been better as repairman jack !!

paul neve on Jul 30, 2012


I have the benifet if loveing the book and watching the movie im disapointed and to hear that TC owns the rights to the rest of the books is enough to make a person cry im not foing to buy the movie nor will I watch a sequel if they make one and I dont recomend it for neone to watch

Jrfan47 on Jan 7, 2013

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