Tom Cruise has had his share of box office ups and downs lately, but one of the biggest ups was the incredibly fun action movie “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.”
The “Mission” films have been Cruise’s most reliable hits, and now he’s hoping to carry that success over to another possible action franchise with “Jack Reacher.” Fans of Lee Child’s fictional hero were a little surprised by Cruise’s casting — Reacher is described on the page as a hulking 6’5″ ex-Army Military Police Major who rarely speaks — but Child told the Wall Street Journal: “With another actor, you might get 100 percent of the height but only 90 percent of Reacher. With Tom, you’ll get 100 percent of Reacher with 90 percent of the height.”
The new “Jack Reacher” trailer seems to bear that out, as Cruise has little trouble coming off like a cross between his “Mission” character Ethan Hunt and Matt Damon’s quiet and lethal Jason Bourne. We’ll see how well the film plays when it opens Dec. 21.
Until then, the trailer will have to do: