Year of Release: 2016
Related to/Remake of: Jack Reacher
Directed By: Edward Zwick
Music By: Henry Jackman
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.