After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This movie debuted late October 2016, while the similarly titled feature film Never Go Back (2017), was released in January 2017. The IMDb plot synopsis of Never Go Back (2017) reads: "After the death of his wife, a man plans a camping trip with his son. But when mourning her loss turns to honoring her memory, an unexpected journey begins." See more »
In the beginning of the movie Reacher is in Washington DC and flowers are in full bloom and the trees are all dark green with leaves. At the girls school the students are playing soccer in t-shirts and shorts. On the plane, a phone screen shows a call made "a week ago" on June 28. But just a day later they pass kids on the streets dressed in costumes for for Halloween. See more »
[moving through crowd of spectators]
Pardon me. Excuse me. Step aside please.
[breaks through and sees battered men on the ground]
Lee's Diner. I got four down. I need two EMS vehicles.
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Having read all of the Reacher books, I was one of those who cried "What??!!" when Cruise was cast as Reacher, but I changed my tune when I saw the first Reacher movie. I thought Cruise carried it off well.
So I was really looking forward to this next instalment . . . and what a disappointment.
The difference between the Reacher stories and other so called anti-hero stories is the realism that Lee Child brought to them. For example, none of those long slugging punch ups, Lee Child made it clear that a single punch would suffice and if not delivered correctly, then there was a danger of broken hands etc. And they followed this ethos in the first Reacher movie. But in this latest offering there was just slugging match after slugging match after slugging match, with nothing to show for it other than a cut above Reacher's eye. Where's the bruising and swelling? I'm sure he got smashed on the arm by a pipe, but there's nothing to show for it the next day when he's wearing his t-shirt.
On top of that, there's a hell of a lot of running throughout the movie - I'm surprised they didn't run to the toilet. This, with the camera work and editing had a way of making the movie feel rushed.
Finally, the script had one of the clever wit in the books.
All in all a disappointing follow up. Was it the Director? I think so.
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