Jack Reacher: new trailer

Trailer Ryan Lambie 17 Oct 2012 - 17:16

Werner Herzog scowls and Tom Cruise threatens people in the new trailer for Jack Reacher...

Height's been something of a sticking point when news broke of Tom Cruise's starring role in Jack Reacher, the much taller hero in the books of Lee Child. But as ever, Cruise is giving the part everything he's got, bringing all his charisma to bear on a character who's rather less straightforwardly heroic than, say, Ethan Hunt of Mission: Impossible fame.

In true modern action movie style, Jack Reacher's full of threatening phone calls, close-quarters combat, and people whose moral compasses are spinning in every direction. Exactly how the finished film will compare to the books that inspired it remains to be seen, but as a vehicle for Cruise's usual brand of toughness, it all looks solidly entertaining, with supporting turns from Robert Duvall and, best of all, Werner Herzog, who may yet turn out to be a classic movie villain.

Jack Reacher's out in UK cinemas on the 26th December 2012.

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