Jack ReacherI know alot of you are going to hate me for this but Tom Cruise is awesome as Jack Reacher. Now you're asking how can I say that when I've never read the books etc? I can answer that question like this: with the exception of the late Michael Clarke Duncan and Ving Rhames, how many people who are giants are able to play to all their strengths? There's a reason they didn't put Kevin Nash in this movie, there's a reason we didn't dust off all the old action stars in every B grade movie that is out there and restart their careers with a movie like this. Cruise has a brain and regardless of whether you like him or not as a person, the man can act like no-one else can. I'll freely tell you I don't like him as a person. But as an actor? He is poetry in motion. I remember when the Bourne Identity came out and I was initially infuriated because they butchered the story and in a sense the character too because David Webb wasn't a soldier but an intelligence officer. There was no mentioned of him having had a wife etc. If you expect movies to match the book stroke for stroke, you will always be disappointed. That's why above the many lessons I've learned is never expect movies to match books and it pays at times NOT to read the book and to see the movie first.
This is the truth of the matter and that's the bottom line because the Flame Says So!!