Jack Reacher

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iron fraggle    pirate
07/01/2013 at 13:29

I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan, and have refused to see the film because that shortarse is in it.

 

Doing a quick imdb search reveal that Matthew Modine is 6ft4, and could maybe carry it off ?

Trogs    pirate
07/01/2013 at 13:58

Why have they called the movie 'Jack Reacher' with no reference to the book it's based on?  It's like calling 'Casino Royal' 'James Bond'

And as for better options for Reacher, how about Hugh Jackman or Josh Holloway

07/01/2013 at 14:19
fraggle wrote (see)

I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan, and have refused to see the film because that shortarse is in it.

 

Doing a quick imdb search reveal that Matthew Modine is 6ft4, and could maybe carry it off ?

I agree, I wont be going either! interesting choice with Matt Modine, he kind of looks like Jack Reacher does in my head too. BTW does that mean you can search IMDB on height?

Edited: 07/01/2013 at 14:22
07/01/2013 at 14:52

I'm guessing Hugh Jackman was too busy being Jean Valjean at the time. 

Edited: 07/01/2013 at 14:52
07/01/2013 at 14:52
I was gutted they used Cruise, just not right. Alternatives - Ron Perlman aka Hellboy, The Rock? Matthew mchonagy(??? - guy in reign of fire?)
Trogs    pirate
07/01/2013 at 15:04
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I'm guessing Hugh Jackman was too busy being Jean Valjean at the time. 

True. And that's a movie I definitely plan on going to see - though will probably have to buy some sort of gag before I go to stop me singing along

07/01/2013 at 15:42

I have read most of the books and due to nothing new being on TV i went to see the film! As a film it was Ok but they have just used the title and character name, hoping to cash in on the success of the books. I bet there are more planned!!!!

07/01/2013 at 15:50

Although called Jack Reacher, the film is based on 'One Shot'.  They do refer to this in the film at one stage, it also follows the story reasonably well.  If they change the lead from Tom Cruise to one of the others mentioned above then I would see it, but if Cruise is still the main man I wouldn't bother again.

iron fraggle    pirate
07/01/2013 at 16:10
Max's Mum wrote (see)
fraggle wrote (see)

I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan, and have refused to see the film because that shortarse is in it.

 

Doing a quick imdb search reveal that Matthew Modine is 6ft4, and could maybe carry it off ?

I agree, I wont be going either! interesting choice with Matt Modine, he kind of looks like Jack Reacher does in my head too. BTW does that mean you can search IMDB on height?

I just did a general google search on 6ft5 actors, and it came up

07/01/2013 at 16:25
Trogs. wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I'm guessing Hugh Jackman was too busy being Jean Valjean at the time. 

True. And that's a movie I definitely plan on going to see - though will probably have to buy some sort of gag before I go to stop me singing along

It's interesting because Jean Valjean has always been portrayed with white hair and beard. They've sexed him up by casting Hugh Jackman, which should be sacrilege, but sudenly I can't imagine him looking any different - I suppose that's a case of where imaginative casting has actually worked.

07/01/2013 at 16:58

Tom Hardy would have been my choice

07/01/2013 at 17:28
Trogs. wrote (see)

Why have they called the movie 'Jack Reacher' with no reference to the book it's based on?  It's like calling 'Casino Royal' 'James Bond'

And as for better options for Reacher, how about Hugh Jackman or Josh Holloway

Maybe they aren't expecting to make a second film?

 

Trogs    pirate
07/01/2013 at 18:09
Screamapillar wrote (see)
Trogs. wrote (see)
Screamapillar wrote (see)

I'm guessing Hugh Jackman was too busy being Jean Valjean at the time. 

True. And that's a movie I definitely plan on going to see - though will probably have to buy some sort of gag before I go to stop me singing along

It's interesting because Jean Valjean has always been portrayed with white hair and beard. They've sexed him up by casting Hugh Jackman, which should be sacrilege, but sudenly I can't imagine him looking any different - I suppose that's a case of where imaginative casting has actually worked.

Hadn't considered that before but as Valjean could be anywhere from around 35 upwards, no reason why he needs to have white hair and beard.

xine267 wrote (see)
Trogs. wrote (see)

Why have they called the movie 'Jack Reacher' with no reference to the book it's based on?  It's like calling 'Casino Royal' 'James Bond'

And as for better options for Reacher, how about Hugh Jackman or Josh Holloway

Maybe they aren't expecting to make a second film?

Which doesn't say much for the makers' confidence in their product

07/01/2013 at 18:44

I did laugh when I realised who was playing Jack of all the shortarses they had to pick the one that is the biggest  pain in the arse !

Seriously takes away from the film ,but the yanks love this idea of TC playing a hard arse as they they think he is being macho to save his image!

07/01/2013 at 21:08

The reason I mention it is because the convention of the stage production was that Valjean had white hair and beard. 

Also the chronology of the books says Jean Valjean is  born in 1769 and steals the bread in 1795, he's therefore released when he's 45 and is something like 51 by the time he becomes mayor under his assumed name.

Trogs    pirate
07/01/2013 at 21:40

Didn't check the book, just worked off idea that he could've been in late teens when he was convicted, therefore potentially still youngish (it's all relative!) when released

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
08/01/2013 at 12:12

I won't be seeing the film - can't take Cruise seriously any more and certainly not as Jack Reacher, that's utterly ridiculous.

09/01/2013 at 18:59

Also boycotting the film. Might see a pirate version some day... (no pun etc. etc)

I was thinking Clive Owen would fit the bill

 


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