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T'was good. I've not read the books but my parents have and they thought it was good too - only thing they said was that they had to forget that he's supposed to be 6' 4" tall as Tom Cruise is not a tall bloke ;)
 

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That's the big thing; one of Reacher's *things* is his physical size. I'm sure I'll enjoy it (I've seen relatively encouraging reviews) but I can't help feeling they could've found someone better to play the role, especially if they intend to make more films from the books*. Liam Neeson is the first name that pops into my head.

*It's odd that they've called it Reacher and not One Shot as per the book that it's from. Makes me wonder how they're going to name any following ones.
 

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There's some stuff on wikipedia about that:

"In July 2011, Cruise was in negotiations to play the role of Jack Reacher.[3] Author Lee Child said that it would be impossible to find a suitable actor to play the giant Reacher and to recreate the feel of the book onscreen, and that Cruise had the talent to make an effective Reacher.[4] Child also said, "Reacher's size in the books is a metaphor for an unstoppable force, which Cruise portrays in his own way."[5] Of Cruise's relatively small stature, Child said, "With another actor you might get 100% of the height but only 90% of Reacher. With Tom, you'll get 100% of Reacher with 90% of the height."[6]" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reacher_(film)
 

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Except every film with Tom Cruise in makes you think "oh look, it's Tom Cruise"
 

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I'm not aware of the books, or even the character of Jack Reacher, and I do like Tom Cruise, so I will go and see this with open mind.

Reviews have been good so far I think, so hoping its gonna be entertaining
 

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I wonder if Child will leave specific physical characteristics out of his as-yet-unwritten books - Reacher's size is very unmetaphorical in all of the books; they explicitly say that he's 6'5" and built like a brick shithouse. The "unstoppable force" is directly derived from his size (there are things in the books that only a very big strong person could do). I can't help feeling that Child was told that Cruise will play the character and that's that.

Anyway, whatevs, it will still be a good film.
 

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I wonder if Child will leave specific physical characteristics out of his as-yet-unwritten books - Reacher's size is very unmetaphorical in all of the books; they explicitly say that he's 6'5" and built like a brick shithouse. The "unstoppable force" is directly derived from his size (there are things in the books that only a very big strong person could do). I can't help feeling that Child was told that Cruise will play the character, he'll get paid a shit load and that's that.

Anyway, whatevs, it will still be a good film.
Fixed it for you :p
 

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Yeah, that works. :)

"We're going to destroy the image of the character that you've spent the last 15 years creating but you're going to make a shit-ton of money. Every cloud and all that."
 
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Impossible to find an actor that looks big enough. Has he not watched a Tom Hardy film maybe not tall enough but the guy is big and a good actor. I at least think he is physically intimidating.
 

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Ray Stevenson?
 

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The guy who plays Gyp Rosetti is a scary mofo. He could have done it.
 

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Impossible to find an actor that looks big enough. Has he not watched a Tom Hardy film maybe not tall enough but the guy is big and a good actor. I at least think he is physically intimidating.
I just watched The Dark Knight Rises for the first time the other day and I reckon Hardy would be a great Jack Reacher if he could nail the accent. Hugh Laurie and Damian Lewis (less successfully imo) have pulled it off. Having said that; it's not like Reacher is big on talking.
 

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Tom hardy is a short ass but they hid it well in dark knight
 

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This would scare me more than Tom Cruise
 

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Kylie is tiny, she's 5'2" but Cruise is 5'7", i'm 5'7" ffs and i wouldn't say i'm tiny

When people used to take the piss out of him being small, i always envisaged he was around 5'3" ish.

So are we to assume that all Hollywood stars are 6'3" and over, meaning by their terms he is small?
 

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I just watched The Dark Knight Rises for the first time the other day and I reckon Hardy would be a great Jack Reacher if he could nail the accent. Hugh Laurie and Damian Lewis (less successfully imo) have pulled it off. Having said that; it's not like Reacher is big on talking.
Sorry, you think Hugh Laurie has a good American accent? Its weird and awful. Strangely, Damien Lewis did a better American accent in Band of Brothers than he does in Homeland. NB. Tom Hardy does an OK American (southern) accent in Lawless.
 

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Just checked it ...Ray Stevenson is 6'4" and was great in Dexter amongst other stuff :)
 

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Saw it today, thoroughly enjoyed it, have read every single Reacher book and thought I would be disappointed throughout. I wasn't, I think Cruise is ok but I just wanted a meatier taller bloke that looks down on people.
 

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Not seen the film but would have liked Javier Bardem for the part.
 

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5'7" isn't tiny. Shortish. What's the UK average height anyway? 5'9? Cruise wears lifts tho, doesn't he? They give, what? 2 inches? 5'2" on the otherhand is pretty small - fine for a lass - petite & cute, not size 18

I'm 6'7". Every internal doorway in my house is too low and my wife's friends giggle at me.
 

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Cruise cannot be 5'7'' they're lying. Both latest wives have towered over him.
 

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