OMG! Major, garaunteed-multiple-cycles news involving a major celebrity’s personal life – the machinations toward which likely began weeks if not months ago – broke right around the same time that the trailer for said celebrity’s big new franchise-starter vehicle goes public?? WHAT ARE THE ODDS!?
“Jack Reacher” – retitled from “One Shot” – is based on a series of books by Lee Childs; spoken of highly by people I know, as-yet unread by me. I am told that Cruise looks/acts almost exactly the opposite of Reacher from the books; but I now really wish I could’ve seen this in theaters not knowing what it was for – I can only imagine how audiences reacted when, after all that (pretty-effective) old-school hard-ass buildup, the big reveal of this champion ass-kicker hero is… Tom Cruise.