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Thread: Calling all Lee Childs fans

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    Calling all Lee Childs fans

    All of you who read Lee Childs know about Jack Reacher. He is 6'5 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds, he is one big boy!! Well, I went to the movies the other day and saw a preview of a movie called 'Jack Reacher' and I was so excited ........until I found out the star is Tom Cruise! I am so upset ! I like Tom, but 6'5" tall, he ain't. I guess the author signed his 'picking the title role' rights away. Thanks for letting me moan about this very little detail in life.

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    Oh no. A very short Reacher--what next?!
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    He is so NOT who I think about when I read about Jack. Intimidating he's isn't.

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    I don't know who they could get to play Jack Reacher's role, but it sure shouldn't be Tom Cruise. Tom may be okay for what he did long ago, but Jack Reacher? NOT!!! I have read most of the books Child wrote about Reacher!! He is one of my favorite "heroes" and I am so very disappointed in the movies choice... I doubt I will see it. ()'-(

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    Dontcha hate when they do that!!?? Especially cause I LIKE 'em big!
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    I agree. Tom is a great actor and I hope he'll make me forget he is not 6'5.

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    I love Lee Child's books, and agree, Tom C isn't the one for the role.
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    We've been fuming about that for some time now. It's not just the height - Tom C doesn't have the attitude either. And he's just not that great an actor.

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    Guess I'll have to check into Lee Childs and Jack Reacher. Don't know about the books but I'm not much of a Tom Cruise fan these days. Didn't see the latest Mission Impossible even when it was on cable.

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    I've read the first 3 Reacher books and love them. Tom is certainly no Jack R. That's too bad they missed it so bad on casting.

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    I feel your pain. Even if they made everyone around him stand in a hole, Cruise doesn't have the "Reach".
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    I"m thinking more like Matthew Mcconngay or Ryan Phillips... Oh my...Little Tom....wrong..so wrong...
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    i've read them all except the last 3. but am reading 'wanted man' right now. tom is definitly not my idea of reacher. likewise, when i heard about the initial casting i was very dissapointed. i find an author i like, then usually read lots of his books.

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    Oh i get so frustrated how they keep giving Cruise roles he shouldn't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    We've been fuming about that for some time now. It's not just the height - Tom C doesn't have the attitude either. And he's just not that great an actor.
    it makes me furious...have read all the books.....yeck.TC is not ...not even if the remainder of the cast was 4'11" and under and the sets were miniature...................


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    I've read the books and although the casting may seem shocking I'm going to reserve my judgement until I see the film. I remember people having absolute fits when Reese Witherspoon was set to play June Carter Cash. She went on to win an Oscar and give an absolutely fabulous performance.

    I think some people are inclined to comment on Cruise more because of his lifestyle choices. The last Mission Impossible movie was quite good and he at least does most ,if not all , of his own stunts.

    I think if we can suspend our beliefs to allow the wonderful but extremely old Liam Niesson and Harrison Ford to explore action hero roles then why not Tom Cruise?

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    Matt Damon or Dennis Quade would have been better choices.
    And, for me Ladyjanedoe has it right: I was never a Cruise fan and his life story hasn't helped.
    Last edited by gollytwo; 10-30-2012 at 03:25 AM.

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    I agree!!! Maybe we could start a petition! To paraphrase a politician of a past election, "I know Jack Reacher, and you're no Jack Reacher!"

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    I see Joaquin Phoenix - strong, silent, rough and mysterious. Love Reacher character.

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    The local paper ran a story about Tom (and family-before divorce) when he was in Pittsburgh filming the movie. DH read the article and then turned to me and said, "Who would have chosen him to be Reacher?" This is one we are not headed out to see. If you like Lee Child, you may also try Vince Flynn's (Mitch Rapp) and my favorite, Daniel Silva (Gabe Allon).

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    Love the Reacher books by Lee Childs. My thoughts exactly when I heard Tom Cruise was to be Reacher. Can't quite picture it but I will go see the movie! Hollwood magic??? You know, hearing music as riding across the field into the sunset.

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    The guy that currently plays James Bond would be my idea of a good Jack Reacher. I loved the first few books I read by Childs but was disappointed in some of the later ones and have stopped reading them.
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    I totally agree with you! My husband and I were at the movies, and they had the previews. We said, "Oh, good, a Jack Reacher film". Then they said Tom Cruise, and we both said "NO!!!" The other people in the movie theater probably wondered why we were upset. We have been discussing for years who would make a good Jack Reacher, and Tom Cruise never made the list. One of our likely picks is Tom Selleck.

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    I don't even know if I want to see the movie. Jack Reacher is too great a character to be abused by Tom Cruise!

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    NO to Tom.
    There are not many big guys in the movies. I can think of only two, Brendon Frazer and the actor who played in the Scorpion King.

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