Because of the casting of Tom Cruise as Jack I don't even want to buy any more of Lee Child's books, which I would have done immediately. Maybe I'll just wait until they come into the library and take it/them out. Soooooooo disappointing!!!! and that begs the question: " what the hell were they thinking?" Guess they-whoever they is--don't realize how much the readers get into the main characters, how we picture them because of the author's description and, if we're going to go see the movie how we expect Jack to look like and be as large as the author said he is!!!! Bad, bad, bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Was it done because they think Mr. Cruise is a bigger money draw? If so, I think the they made a large mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It doesn't matter what the fans think about Tom Cruise portraying Jack Reacher. It's wrong from the git go but the movie industry will make sure that Tom Cruise is tall enough, big enough, and with hands like a chicken or turkey and scruffy enough to be believable. But since I know Tom Cruise's real bio I won't believe a bit of the hype of the movie making industry.
I would love to see Jim Caviezel as Reacher, and I hope to have my e-copy of A Wanted Man soon and I hope that my opinion is better than the two reviews already published. I have spent the last four weeks rereading all 16 Reacher books especially 61 Hours and Worth Dying For. It doesn't matter what happens, if it's Lee Child's writing, then it's vintage Jack Reacher.
I truly couldn't believe that they cast Tom Cruise as Reacher. Was Justin Bieber busy? Really Hollywood, I understand that Cruise is guaranteed box office but key to EVERY Reacher story is his size and his ability to defeat virtually anyone in hand to hand combat. What were you possibly thinking. I'll likely not even bother to watch it when it makes Netflix...which will probably be 3 weeks after release.
A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel I'm so disgusted that Lee Child would sell out Reacher for Tom Cruise that for the first time I have not pre-ordered a Reacher book. Not even interested. Now Jim Caviezel would come close to filling Reacher's very large shoes. Tom Cruise no way - I'll keep my own mental image thank you very much!
I don't think Lee Child had any control over the screenplay or actor chosen to portray Reacher once he sold the movie rights to his novel. I am enjoying A Wanted Man just because it is about Reacher. Don't allow a movie version ruin your enjoyment of Lee Child's novels. Most movies have nothing in common with the book. I am rereading Gone Tomorrow and found an apt quote from Reacher: "Truth is, my face is plain and ordinary. Very forgettable. My guess is most people recognize me by my silhouette, which is not ordinary." End quote, page 66. I believe casting director missed this quote about Reacher. I also would love Jim Caviezel as Reacher.
It makes me sick that Tom Cruise is playing Reacher...really????????? What in the world were the Hollywood producers thinking. I would never go see the movie, since I have read all the Reacher books, it would be a joke. Are they going to put all midgets in the co-starring roles so that Cruise will appear tall? How are they going to pull this off? Foolish!!
This is a reply to Sandra who sent me an e-mail , asking my opinion of Tom Cruise as big Jack . Definitely no Sandra as far as i am concerned , the whole point of Jack Reacher is , he is a giant of a man . Someone like Liam Neeson would be much better . I have a lot of time for Tom Cruise he keeps himself superbly fit , and i believe does all his own stunts . But to play the part of big Jack never . Sorry i deleted your email in error .