Jack Reacher, a skull-cracking soldier, and former army investigator is on a mission to unveil the mysterious secret behind a major conspiracy involving the government.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is filmed on the storyline of Lee Child’s novel carrying the same name. It is a sequel, after a break of 4 years, to the Jack Reacher released in 2012. It features Jack Reacher and a female Major in the Army who has been conspired against and accused of spying.
This is a piece of typical American thriller action. Director Edward Zwick paired with Richard Wenk and Marshall Herskovitz to write the story. The movie’s shooting began on 20 October 2015 and it has been released exactly 1 year, 1 day later on 21 October 2016. Reacher is a loner, not-so-talkative fellow involved in his mysterious life. With many mixed reviews, Jack Reacher has been dominantly rejected by the audience. It, however, managed an average $60 million as a Tom Cruise starrer. The sequel fails to carry the legacy of the first part and is a disappointment.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Synopsis
The story starts with Jack Reacher, an investigator with the military, getting the information that Susan Turner, an Army major has been detained for treason. She is falsely framed and accused of 2 murders of Afghanistan soldiers. Reacher receives another shock as he is informed of being the biological father of a 15-year-old girl, Samantha Dayton. As Reacher tries to reach to her acclaimed daughter, he is also arrested for a false murder alongside Turner. Both of them successfully get rid of the assassins and make a lam.
The duo arrives at Samantha’s house to find the corpses of her foster parents and herself hid in the kitchen. It is decided to take her to a secure private school. But Reacher discovers her phone and knows that the enemy is aware of their location. The three of them leave the place and Samantha secretly steals one of the students’ bag to use the credit card.
They reach New Orleans to find Prudhomme, the only on – spot witness of the murders and a member of a military organization, Parasource, which is trying to hide the murders. Reacher tries to get him to custody but he is killed Parasource assassins. The company then sends their chief killer the Hunter to kidnap Samantha when she uses a credit card in the hotel.
Jack and Susan with the help of Colonel Espin try to search for James Harkness, Para source’s CEO. They go on to detain a flight which is ready to leave and is loaded with weapons. On investigating further, it is discovered that the flight contained bags of opium and no weapons. The trio successfully gets Harkness arrested. They also find out that Harkness framed Turner for the two murders since she was investigating him for his corruption and drug smuggling. They both that is Reacher and Turner, then advance to rescue Samantha. They find her in the capture of the Hunter and his gang of assassins. Then comes a fight scene where Turner fights off the assassins and Reacher kills the Hunter as a consequence.
Turner, in the end, is given back her position of Major. Reacher meets Samantha in a cafe thinking he might actually be her biological father. But they discover that he isn’t since none of the mother or father recognize each other. in the end, he gets a phone call from Samantha and realizes that he still has her phone. It all ends with a final grin by him.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Starcast:
Tom Cruise, known for his versatility and excellence in no matter what role he plays, is seen a bit less engrossed as usual playing Jack Reacher. Despite playing an excellent investigator in the Mission Impossible franchise, he comes out average in this role. Tom Cruise fans would be upset with his not up to the mark acting and involvement in the role. Tom is known for well – executed roles and competent acting. But maybe, either the storyline or the screenplay has dampened his acting in the film. To cut to the chase, Tom just doesn’t fit in the role of this badass investigator.
On the other hand, Cobie Smulders totally justifies her role of Susan Turner involving physicality and fighting scenes. She has been a beauty in executing her stunt scenes and develops a beautiful chemistry with her counterpart Tom Cruise. Danika Yarosh’s roleplay as Samantha Dayton is appreciated by the critics and welcomed by the audience. Rest of the cast has performed satisfactorily.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Review:
The movie has come out as one of the few Tom Cruise starrers proving to be a big disappointment. The critics have gone hard on the film with no rating above 7. It has been described as a monotonous story with zero attractions. Especially, in comparison to the prequel, this part is dull and forgettable. The film had to fulfill high expectations as one has from a Tom Cruise starrer, but the reviews suggest that it failed miserably to go the distance. There is nothing horrible about this film, yet it is a failure in involving the audience. The film is filled with gunshots and huge fights and becomes too much at a point of time. The audience, however, has shown a good welcome to the movie. The critics have reviewed the movie harshly and Tom Cruise fans have no matter what loved the movie.
Focus on News: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
“Jack Reacher cuffs $60, Million”
Tom Cruise starrer Jack Reacher: Never Go Back debuted at the international box office with a $31.5M across 42 markets, beating Tom Hanks’ Inferno and John Statham’s Mechanic. The movie has, however, earned its budgeted $60M despite a rotten score of 39%.
“Tom Cruise faces defeat by Tyler Perry”
Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Halloween” beat the Tom Cruise starrer Jack Reacher on its opening day by more than $4M. This new comedy beat the mysterious story by Lee Child despite the powerful presence of Tom Cruise against Anna Karenina.