Link: Jack Reacher
Summary: After an ex-military sniper is framed for shooting five victims, the mysterious crime-fighting Jack Reacher sets out to uncover the truth of who really shot the victims and why.
Thoughts: I enjoyed this film; better than the standard crime thriller. Firstly, no shaky cam!! We get nice stable shots here! Who’d a thought it was possible? Finally! Secondly, I enjoyed the use of brief flashbacks and flash-whatevers to show what characters are thinking. I loved the opening, how there’s no dialog for the first several minutes, telling the story completely through visuals. Werner Herzog makes a great mysterious James Bond-worthy villain; I wish he’d gotten more screen time. The fight scenes were good, and the conspiracy uncovered, though realistically farfetched, was engaging enough for me to remaining interested until the end. I would definitely watch more Jack Reacher films (there are plenty of novels, aren’t there?), though I doubt they’ll make any more. Fun film for a crime thriller.