Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

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Year of Release: 2016

Genre: Action/Adventure

Related to/Remake of: Jack Reacher

Directed By: Edward Zwick

Music By: Henry Jackman

Starring: Tom Cruise (as Jack Reacher), Cobie Smulders (as Major Susan Turner)

Basic Plot: Former military investigator Jack Reacher is thrust in to a conspiracy against an Army major who has been framed for espionage.  After becoming fugitives, both Reacher and the major must try to protect a teenage girl who may or may not be Reacher’s daughter from assassins out to kill her.  Meanwhile, they begin to uncover a conspiracy that leads directly to the U.S. military.

Rating (Out of 4): 2

Pros: Solid performances from Cruise, Cobie Smulders, and Danika Yarosh, as well as a memorable turn by the actor playing the main baddie, Patrick Heusinger.  Some pretty good hand-to-hand combat scenes.  Some good moments of humor scattered throughout.

Cons: The family dynamic scenes between Reacher, Turner, and Dayton can get a bit melodramatic at times.  Not as strong an entry as the first Jack Reacher film.