It doesn’t plan to jump the shark. The theatrical trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back builds on what was a fun ride in the original. Tom Cruise kicking ass? What’s not to enjoy? The man does action movies right.
You don’t have to worry about quality taking a dip because he wants a giant check. Cruise is already rich and loves to give studio execs heart attacks every time he does his own stunts.
Reprising the titular character, Cruise is back throwing blows at anyone who stands in his way. He almost had a Taken moment in the trailer when he promises to hunt everyone down and kill them, but thankfully they backed off right before it entered cringe territory.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
What’s the story in the sequel? Here’s how Paramount describes the film:
Reacher returns to Virginia to meet the head of his former unit. But she’s missing, he’s being charged with a crime committed nearly 20 years ago, and he may even have a daughter. Making things right will lead him on a cross-country chase to uncover the truth – and maybe even a family.
Well, only a tiny slice of that plot was in the trailer, which is mostly Cruise beating the hell out of anyone that crosses him.
The film is set for release on October 21, giving it plenty of room away from any summer tentpoles. Its competition for the weekend will be Boo! A Madea Halloween and Ouija 2. Yeah… I know which film is taking my money.