Jack Reacher: Never Go Back China, USA 2016 – 118min.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Always alone on the roads of America to confront injustice, Jack Reacher stops off in Washington to meet up with Susan Turner, a military major with whom he previously established a relationship that becomes less and less professional. He discovers on arrival that she has been arrested for espionage and is suspected of having sold information. Convinced that Turner was framed, Reacher decides to prove her innocence and finds himself involved in a conspiracy...
Based on the books by Lee Child, Jack Reacher was a pleasant surprise in 2012, thanks to its sophisticated mise en scène and the old-school atmosphere that allowed the movie to rise above its very thin plot. Therein lies the main mistake of the sequel, this time directed by Edward Zwick, who worked with Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai. This is a more conventional action movie, reproducing certain facets of the original (especially the same type of bad guy) while losing what gave it a soul, and giving the paternity issue a typically Hollywood flavor. The result is fare so standard that it doesn’t really make an impression, and therefore isn’t all that entertaining.