Jack Reacher 2 Review: Tom Cruise Brings Agility and Wit To The Character

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Jack Reacher 2 Review

Tom Cruise is back with a boom in the sequel to 2012 hit including a title of ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back‘. The English language also termed as Jack Reacher 2 film finally hit the silver screen on October 21, 2016, in the US only along with early release in New Orleans on October 16. Earlier, Cruise has gifted us with remarkable Mission Impossible franchise making majority of them being a blockbuster. This time, the actor is back in similar style belonging to the team of secret service where he pecs, punches and pulls out baddies in same old mannerism. So, with the handsome 51-year-old on 75 mm screen to watch let’s first delve into Jack Reacher 2 review, rating, plot, cast, crew, verdict, etc.

Jack Reacher 2 (2016) Cast & Crew

  • Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher
  • Cobie Smulders as Susan Turner
  • Aldis Hodge as Espin
  • Patrick Heusinger as The Hunter
  • Danika Yarosh as Samantha Dayton
  • Holt McCallany
  • Austin Hebert as Prudhomme
  • Robert Catrini as Colonel Moorcroft
  • Robert Knepper as General Harkness
  • Direction: Edward Zwick
  • Producer:  Tom Cruise, Don Granger and Christopher McQuarrie
  • Banner: Skydance Media and TC Productions
  • Story: Adapted by Novel ‘Never Go Back’ by Lee Child

Jack Reacher 2 (2016) Plot/Storyline

Continuing with the previous movie’s plotline, Jack Reacher makes a comeback after 4 long years. The ex-drifter and former U.S. Army Military Police Corps. Officer returns to the headquarters of his old military platform. He visits the camp so as to meet Major Susan Turner, who has been working side-by-side throughout his execution journey. But to his amazement, he finds out that Major Turner has been accused and imprisoned for espionage. Jack is cent percent sure that the entire thing has been set up and henceforth the hunt begins.

Jack Reacher 2 (2016) Movie Review (Acting/Direction)

One of the best things of the sequel is the merge of actor and the director. Cruise and Zwick came back together after 13 years of their superhit venture ‘The Last Samurai’ which obviously, could be easily noted in this particular film too. The only thing about the action sequences is that it’s superb and more like Samurai stunts. The punches, bang-on, killing spree, single-handed maleficence, and so on can be relatable to the duo’s film. Moreover, Reacher in a quest to find Turner (his phone friend), well he never met her, is the next big step in the plot which carries out the entire film. The brilliant action sequences, superb cinematography and of course fresh direction makes a clear way to attract millions of fans towards the theatres.

Jack Reacher 2 Movie Rating

Audience Response: 4 out of 5

Critics Reaction: 3.7 out of 5

Acting: 3.5 out of 5

Direction: 4 out of 5

Background Score: 4 out of 5

Cinematography: 4.2 out of 5

Dialogues/Script: 3.5 out of 5

Jack Reacher 2 (2016) The Bouquet Factor or The Brickbat Factor

Action-thriller genres are majorly accepted and loved in our society and with Cruise being the King of action (don’t forget MI franchise, Matrix franchise, The Last Samurai, etc.), this particular sequel to the bestselling novel and a blockbuster film is surely going to hit the right note. Jack Reacher 2 has all the Bouquet Factor; a film must possess. Moreover, the combination of actor and director adds more power to the film with the action sequences spreading a niche higher. The respective 118 minutes long film can be watched with popcorn in handy.

Jack Reacher 2 Final Verdict

In Hollywood, there have been many cases that actor-director combo has created magic and this particular film comes under a similar category. Cruise has completely justified his role along with entire cast giving some brilliant performance at a mark. Zwick is at his best with superb action sequences and undoubtedly a mind-blowing suspense and climax. Cruise-Zwick has done it again with converting a masterpiece in a 75 mm screen thus making it a must watch for one and all. Take a bow, Master.

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