Tom Cruise Not a Hero: Full 'Jack Reacher' Trailer with Werner Herzog

October 17, 2012

Jack Reacher Trailer

"On second thought, I'd like to kill you." The first trailer for Jack Reacher was just a tease of Tom Cruise as the recurring character in Lee Child's novels, and now we get more of the man who has no regard for the law. It's kind of cool to see Cruise be this much of a bad ass, even if he doesn't match up to the description from the books. Plus, we finally get a good look at the rest of the cast including Werner Herzog as the villain, Jai Courtney as his muscle, Rosamund Pike as a lawyer in distress and the men of the law Richard Jenkins and David Oyelowo. Oh, and Robert Duvall is there for good measure. Watch below!

Here's the new trailer for Christopher McQuarrie's Jack Reacher, originally from 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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SO tired of Cruise's 'tuff ? guy' image with profanity and hundreds of closeups of his face.

Jayzee on Oct 17, 2012


Yeah.It's time they started showing us hundreds closups of his ass. No homo.

wexer on Oct 17, 2012


thumbs up for the funny!

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


Just like Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, that'd be awesome!

Carpola on Oct 18, 2012


this is looking good. i liked cruise in "collateral". it showed he can pull off this kind of character. i'm looking forward to seeing this. hey - liam neesons character from "taken" vs. cruises reacher - who wins that fight?

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


dude that was not called for

me on Oct 17, 2012


Wow. Get some therapy. Why so angry there sunshine?

bozo connors on Oct 17, 2012


what did he say?? the comment has been removed and the reactions to it makes me want to see it even moree!!

jackofseveraltrades on Oct 17, 2012


Neeson hands down, which is to say he'd have to reach his hands down pretty far to break Cruise's neck

Richie G on Oct 17, 2012


yea - i'd go for neeson too - he's got a longer reach and just looks tougher.

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


The funny thing is if they made a braver choice with the casting, the exact same footage could have been amazing. It's not bad, but hardly exciting

Richie G on Oct 17, 2012


what's your problem, eric? and if you're going to troll - do a better job.

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


Hollywood needs new actors.

Carpola on Oct 17, 2012


i wouldn't say they need more - just (in many cases) BETTER actors/actresses.......i'm liking cruise in this, though.

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


The pool is very small, this didn't need to be Tom Cruise, he doesn't look like he's lived the life that the character in this story has. Those type of men have wrinkles.

Carpola on Oct 18, 2012


you're right that TC doesn't have the look that he's "lived the life".

beevis on Oct 18, 2012


i dont see anything that distinguishes this from any other action movie

laddycaddy on Oct 17, 2012


i don't think it's important that it somehow needs to stand out from other action films - i just want it to be a fun watch.

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


I'm in.

G. on Oct 17, 2012


I've read the book twice. Didn't recognize it here

Paul Hepburn on Oct 17, 2012


Wouldve been a lot better if this wasnt called jack reacher, Reacher was a giant drifter...and a he did brutal...brutal things and this is rated pg13? Come oonnn.

Cody W on Oct 17, 2012


really? pg13? i didn't know this.......and you're right - how the heck can it be rated pg with jack reacher in it?

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


Skyfall then this. 2012 will be complete...

BloodwerK on Oct 17, 2012


now way! 2012 isn't close to complete until "the hobbit" comes to town!

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


Screw that. I couldn't care less about the Hobbit...

BloodwerK on Oct 18, 2012


i feel the same way about skyfall.......the new bond movies aren't anywhere near as interesting to me....i liked connery and moore much better as bond - i guess this year finishes up on different dates for us?

beevis on Oct 18, 2012


Other than you probably being more likely to see Skyfall at some point than I am to see The Hobbit. Sword-swingers aren't really my thing...

BloodwerK on Oct 19, 2012


if it's on tv for free - i might give it a look. but, i've never watched a bond movie that didn't have connery or moore as, i don't know that i'll ever see it.

beevis on Oct 19, 2012


I'm really looking forward to Les Miserables! But Jack Reacher is getting my money to.

Wanda on Oct 22, 2012


Am the only one who thinks that this looks like a wannabe 'Drive'?

stormrider666 on Oct 17, 2012


"The Driver" did not explain himself with utterances like:"I am not a hero.I want to kill you" ect. He just reacted.Violently.

wexer on Oct 17, 2012


Nah, this doesn't look boring to me, despite Tom Thumb's casting.

castingcouch on Oct 18, 2012


Looks decent. Agree with Beevis, loved Cruise in Collateral, and this looks to be a similar role. Never read the books, though, so I have no basis for comparison.

grimjob on Oct 17, 2012


you know - when i first heard of cruise doing this, i was disappointed. in the book, reacher was such a BIG guy - and cruise isn't....but then i put in collateral one evening and got to thinking cruise might be a great choice for this. from the trailers, i think he'll be great.

beevis on Oct 17, 2012


Wow. Since "Spartacus" I was wondering when Jai Courtney was gonna break out. Between this and Die Hard 5 he's gonna have a helluva year.

Duane on Oct 17, 2012


I started reading Jack Reacher because of the first teaser. I didn't understand why people made a big deal of the size, because as long as the personality was there, I felt like the movie should be fine. Having read 7 of the books so far (on the 8th one now), I can understand why people are making a big deal about Reacher's size. His size is the embodiment of who he is. Almost no character can come into contact with Reacher and not talk about his size in one form or another. Even Reacher himself talks about his size and refers to it incessantly. To have Tom Cruise playing him seems to be a big mistake, but I'll definitely keep an open mind. Reacher is the only character where there's a movie already made about him, yet I can't imagine the actor as the character, so the actor's image never even pops in my head while I'm reading the book. For me, that goes to show just how integral Reacher's physique is to his character.

Riki on Oct 17, 2012


A big part of Reacher's personality IS his size and stature. Tom is just Tom in another movie. He hasn't even changed his appearance like he did in Collateral.

castingcouch on Oct 18, 2012


Exactly. Looks promising.

Dhiram on Oct 17, 2012


Damnit, I was determined to be all "meh" about this, but that last shot where the guy gives him his cap? Sold 🙂

Michael Kingscott on Oct 18, 2012


So Maverick Trickle has Harry Hogge help him clear James Bond?

DJROBL on Oct 18, 2012


It's TC doing an MI rehash - the sly smile, even have the "working class gets one over on the man" scene, plus of course the car chase. NONE of which Jack Reacher would do, or even shows up in the book. Doesn't mean it's a bad film, but bears no resemblance to its source material. Fun, but more of TC being TC as opposed to bringing a force-of-nature character and a gritty, intelligent thriller to the screen. TC freezing his face in place doesn't constitute intensity or toughness. I'll watch it eventually if it's convenient at home, but another TC action vehicle isn't worth shelling out theater prices - I can just re-watch Ghost Protocol. And they need to do something about the bobblehead effect in the latest poster, looks like they grafted an enlarged TC head onto a tiny body - the more you look, the worse the effect is.

heartland on Oct 19, 2012


Tom Cruise looks AMAZING in this trailer. Tough, strong and showing his age. It's nice to see him like this and I can't wait for this movie.

Wanda on Oct 22, 2012

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