With Jack Reacher Never Go Back released on DVD and Blu-ray, here is our spoiler free two minute review.
Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) returns to enforce his bold brand of justice in the action-packed sequel based on author Lee Child’s best-selling series. When Army Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) is framed for treason, Reacher discovers she’s the target of a massive government conspiracy. With help from Turner and a mysterious new ally, Reacher risks everything to take down a powerful organization that will stop at nothing to protect its secrets.
This is the second Jack Reacher movie to be released, and as a big fan of the books I was looking forward to seeing what they would do with this movie.
The film begins with Reacher sitting in a dinner after an altercation with a few guys, and following a conversation with Major Susan Turner, he decides to make his way to meet her for dinner. The problem is once he gets there, he finds she’s been taken into custody and he’s framed for murder! From that point on it’s pretty much non stop with both the Army and the bad guys chasing Reacher and Turner, and a girl they have with them, and trying to uncover what’s going on and clear their names.
I enjoyed the movie, it had a little more story to it than the first Jack Reacher movie. Fans of the books will always feel a little disappointed though – there just isn’t time to do Reacher justice in a movie, especially when there are over 20 Reacher books now. With a lot of material to choose from I was surprised they went with this one, but that said, it’s still an enjoyable movie and worth a watch.
If you are after an action movie with a bit of a story then check out Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. And whilst you are at it, why not pick up some of the books, you won’t be disappointed.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is available now on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD.