Brain dead MUG SHEEP
- Jul 5, 2003
I haven't read any Reacher books, but I saw the first Reacher film so I had no prior expectations, if thats the right word. I just throught it was a bang-average thriller, utterly forgettable and almost had quite a dated feel to it. That wasn't because of Cruise being miscast IMO, it was just...dull.It's a strange one. I wonder if the TV show actually has more appeal to those that haven't read the books for just this reason?
I recall watching the Reacher films with Tom Cruise and not being able to get past the fact that Cruise is about as far from Reacher as you can cast without changing race of gender. I just couldn't engage with anything because I found it so distracting. On re-watching it recently, it's actually a decent thriller who's main character happens to have the same name as a guy in some books I like, but it's taken 10 years to get to that point.
Now the Reacher TV series... That's how you do a proper adaptation.