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To all the people devastated about the Tom Cruise, Jack Reacher film.

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ArtfulAardvark Sun 16-Sep-12 16:37:37

I have to say I was totally DEVASTATED years ago when he was cast as Lestat in Interview with the Vampire...he was too short, didnt look how I imagined, why DID they have to cast a star I just WASNT into as a character I LOVED, I just felt it was WRONG.

When saw the film I thought he was superb in the role to the extent that I felt it dragged when he was not on screen. Stuart Townsend in Queen of the Damned was far more what I had envisaged but nowhere near as hypnotic for me.

I am STILL not a fan but I would give him the benefit of the doubt on this.

ArtfulAardvark Sun 16-Sep-12 17:24:55

Yeah I googled him too, nice, maybe not "worn" enough.

Yeah he would need roughed up.

I volunteer grin

CastielsTrenchcoat Sun 16-Sep-12 17:31:12

Anyone unsure should read Empire magazine's article on the forthcoming film. Sounds good and the author is (apparently) happy with the casting. However, I haven't read the books so......

Portofino Sun 16-Sep-12 17:34:08

Reacher can break a man's neck with his bare hands. It is impossible to even imaging TC doing that.

Angelico Sun 16-Sep-12 17:38:43

Don't think he's right - he's too small and too good-looking for Reacher sad

Basically the perfect guy I can think of is an ex who was really tall / massive / quite ugly but oddly sexy grin Maybe I should send a photo of him to Lee Childs... grin

LeeCoakley Sun 16-Sep-12 17:44:52

I thought the story was that TC bought the film rights so he could star in it. (No one else in their right minds would cast him for obvious reasons). Watching that clip makes me wonder if they had to employ undersized extras for him to beat the shit out of. He still looks like a little boy playing with men. I'm not going to see the film on the principle that I love JR and don't like TC anyway let alone TC being the complete opposite of Lee Child's description of JR (and my own fantasy).

CaroleService Sun 16-Sep-12 18:02:23

JR travels with only a toothbrush and some cash.

It is apparent from the trailer that the TC JR travels with a comb, razor, cologne, floss, moisturiser, cotton bud, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and possibly a personal stylist.

No good.

DottyDot Sun 16-Sep-12 18:06:16

grin exactly!

ArtfulAardvark Sun 16-Sep-12 19:20:46

LOL at Carole!

I did have a bit of a chuckle looking at that scene, remembering that some workmates who had seen Tom in the flesh described him as "tiny", I was thinking "all those extras he is fighting must be really short"

I know what you mean Dotty I am a bit preoccupied by a hideously scarred vampire at the moment so, however illogical, I get where you are coming from with your obsession with a fictional character.

bran Sun 16-Sep-12 19:44:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ArtfulAardvark Sun 16-Sep-12 20:46:49

I was having a chuckle thinking about the Dennis Waterman Little Britain scenes where they have massive chairs to make "Dennis" look small, do you think they do the opposite with Tom and downscale everything to make him look bigger?

minsmum Sun 16-Sep-12 20:52:49

it should be Viggo Mortenson he would be perfect

MadameCastafiore Sun 16-Sep-12 21:44:50

My Reacher looks like a less ugly Daniel Craig (although obviously busy with bond) or Cluve Owen, that ugly but entirely shaggable in the right light kinda sexiness.


Kewcumber Sun 16-Sep-12 21:50:03

Tom Cruise as Reacher?! shock

How did I miss this? Have they been drinking?

Kewcumber Sun 16-Sep-12 21:51:28

"It is apparent from the trailer that the TC JR travels with a comb, razor, cologne, floss, moisturiser, cotton bud, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and possibly a personal stylist."

And a winnebago with a personal assistent. He doesn;t look like he could cut up his own lettuce. Wrong wrong wrong.

BIWI Sun 16-Sep-12 21:52:14

Kew. I'm sorry that you have had to have all your illusions shattered. But, sadly, it is true. sad

Kewcumber Sun 16-Sep-12 21:54:43


BIWI Sun 16-Sep-12 21:55:44

Here is the trailer

getrealandgetalife Sun 16-Sep-12 22:00:07

Jason Statham would have been better definately....

In One shot the book, that i have just finshed reading there is a plotline where a girl is killed and it couldnt have been anyone else except Reacher because of the height of the attack ( except Reacher is right handed and the killer is left handed)

Tom Cruise isnt Jack Reacher, just couldnt be, Never never never.

Kewcumber Sun 16-Sep-12 22:08:59

I'm not sure I have the stomach for the trailer... dare I?

My heart is broken after watching that trailer.

Its too Hollywood.

And TC is NOT Reacher

LeeCoakley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:11:01

It's only a few seconds kewcumber and then to erase the memory you can go back to fantasising about the REAL Jack Reacher

WhereMyMilk Sun 16-Sep-12 22:16:10

Am agreeing with Clive Owen...sigh, he's just so lick able thoughblush

ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 16-Sep-12 22:16:56

Oh buggrit, I'm going to go and see it?

Anyone want a MN Meet up to watch it and TUT all the way through?

I'm serious btw.


ChaosTrulyReigns Sun 16-Sep-12 22:17:17

I'll sneak some ViceVersas in.

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