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Tom Cruise fans were quite happy when he appeared as Jack Reacher in the spy-thriller back in 2012. Here was a star who doesn’t do too many films and he was the main character in a movie that was destined to be a franchise. Now, 4 years after that first, comes the sequel, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and here’s our take on the film.

The film starts even as Jack Reacher is on one of the many missions that he undertakes as a military guy. He strikes up a phone-friendship with a female military officer, Major Susan Turner and just as they are ready to take their relationship to the next level, Jack finds out that Susan is arrested for espionage and about to court-martialled. What Jack does next forms the rest of the film’s story.

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is an unforgivable, boring mess that defies logic at every point of it’s script. This film might be the worst spy-thriller ever made and it’s sad that talented actors like Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders fell for the inanity that masquerades as a film.

The number of factual inaccuracies in the film are astounding. Would two bloodied, unconscious people in a flight be ignored until the end of the flight in 2016? Would a schoolgirl wait till several days to inform the authorities that her school-bag with her wallet has been stolen from campus? Would a guy with a recent injury mark right under his eye be even allowed inside an airport, let alone board a plane? Would he be allowed to board a plane if there is even a single dissimilarity between his passport photo and his real face? These stupefying inaccuracies have no place in a spy film at all.

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And once we see this, everything else in this film falls flat, not that there’s too much of it. The plot is wafer-thin. In essence, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back tries to do too many things. It tries to be a film about a father and daughter bonding, about people in dangerous professions having a go at a relationship, all while shooting from the hip that the Government has people who are involved in shady businesses.

All in all, the film is a major disappointment for Tom Cruise fans, for espionage fans and basically, Hollywood fans.




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