4 December 2012 10:04 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

This first clip from Christopher McQuarrie’s “Jack Reacher” is such an action movie cliche, but it’s also the best way to introduce your hero without making it so exposition-heavy (or pandering), which is probably why movies keep using it. Anyways, here’s your first look at “Jack Reacher”, starring Tom Cruise as the titular hero, based on the series of novels by bestselling writer Lee Child. This is easily one of my most anticipated films of the year. 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 is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher »

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