Do You Buy Tom Cruise as a Badass in the First 'Jack Reacher' Trailer?

Do You Buy Tom Cruise as a Badass in the First 'Jack Reacher' Trailer?

Jul 03, 2012

Were you a little disappointed by the first lackluster image, seen above, from Tom Cruise's next action movie, Jack Reacher? If so, perhaps the first trailer for the film can win you over.

A Russian-dubbed version of the trailer hit earlier this week, but today brings us the English version so you can actually understand what's going on. As it turns out, the language barrier wasn't really that big of an obstacle. It's pretty simple: Tom Cruise's name is Jack Reacher and he likes to beat people up.

This teaser doesn't really tell us a whole lot beyond that, so we turn to the official synopsis for the Christopher McQuarrie-directed film based off of the Lee Child novel One Shot for a little more backstory:

When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.

So what say you, Jack Reacher fans? Does Tom Cruise do the character justice? Does it look like McQuarrie has struck the right tone? And if you've never read a single page of the books the character comes from, how's it look from an outsider's perspective?

Oh, and happy Birthday, Tom Cruise. The actor just so happened to turn 50 today.

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