Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Movie & Book: Jack Reacher - One Shot

James Barr was obviously guilty of the crime. Textbook case. Jack Reacher was so mad at him he came out of nowhere to bury him - not knowing Barr had asked for him. The ex-military "man with no name" will do whatever it takes to see justice is done, finding the truth by eliminating the impossible and accepting the improbable. 

Both the book and movie depict this popcorn thriller in textbook fashion. Not deep, but enough so to be engaging. Of course they differ, but only as a matter of allotted time, settings, and actors (imagined vs, well, Tom Cruise).