Originally Posted by keenan
I agree, he's [Jim Caviezel] of comparable height, a little bit slighter in build, but his demeanor has been very Reacher-like during parts of this show.
I'm afraid that seeing Cruise play the part in the film is going to ruin my perception of the character in future books.
I hadn't even considered the similarity of John Reese, as played by Jim Caviezel,to Jack Reacher but agree there is one. Like Reacher, Reese is ordinarily cool and restrained but is capable of awesome violence when necessary.
I have read and loved all of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books, so I went into the Jack Reacher film, starring little Tom Cruise, with more than a little trepidation. I was not only surprised but delighted by how much I liked the film. Although Cruise is, indeed, a little guy he is incredibly athletic and moves like a cat in all of his action sequences. Soon enough, I stopped worrying about Cruise's small stature and got caught up in his portrayal of Jack Reacher going medieval on a bunch of bad guys. I look forward as much as ever to Child's next Reacher book Try the Cruise film, I think you'll like it, 8 Stars out of 10.