16 November 2012 2:21 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We really don't recall Lee Child's Jack Reacher books being quasi-comedies, but in its transition to the big screen, the character has become shorter, more fashionable and armed with an arsenal of one liners. If people were complaining before, it won't stop here. Two new TV spots have arrived for "Jack Reacher" and they give us more of the only reason we're going to watch this thing: Werner Herzog. With some tripped out eyeballs, he snarls his way through boilerplate dialogue. You know what would make both of these TV spots better? If Herzog was allowed to narrate them in character....or hell, out of character. It would be far more interesting than the rather bland actioner that seems to be shaping up.  "Jack Reacher" rumbles on December 21st. Watch below. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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