Monday, 24 December 2012

Jack Reacher and Tom Cruise

Now as much as I think Tom Cruise is fantastic in the role of Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible films, and indeed any other role he plays, I am having a lot of difficulty seeing him in the role of Jack Reacher. 

I recently discovered the series of books by Lee Child about Jack Reacher and had almost finished the first one when I found out there is a film released this week with Tom Cruise taking the role.  When you read a book and the author gives the description of the main character as a thirty something 6ft5 blond Tom Cruise is definitely not somebody you envisage in that role.  I had in my mind somebody along the lines of Dolph Lundgren or Arnie in their younger days with maybe a bit of Daniel Craig thrown into the mix not a 50 (albeit fit) year old dark haired 5ft7 actor like Tom Cruise.

I just don't buy into it at all. I still have that original mental image the author gave in my head when I'm reading the books. I'm now onto the third one and I honestly don't see Tom Cruise in my head at all.

However, having thought about it, I do want to see the film so my minds eye is going to have to just accept it or treat it as something totally separate to the books.

What do you think?


cate behind the purple door said...

I've only recently discovered jack reacher, too, and find it hard to imagine Tom cruise in the role. Ill keep reading the books, and maybe one day see the movie.

Tracy said...

I did see the poster the other day for this movie, but didn't realise it was Tom Cruise. I must admit I dont see him in the role either. I will probably see the movie though.

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