Pauls Valley, Oklahoma —
That may be the best way to describe this movie, as being just good enough to get one interested, but by the time you realize how things kind of cop out, you’re in deep enough that you might as well finish watching. The characters themselves aren’t all that interesting or developed save the Scooby Doo-esque moments when they discover another clue and quite frankly I wish I could have seen a much more involved main villain, who does more than sound creepy and give orders (Like some mangled former Nazi now parading around as an emo).
Still, maybe the hope is that sequels can milk the character’s adventures longer and give him more of a past that isn’t so drive-thru window. That said, it works well for a guy’s night out flick where all we have to do is react. As a result, I’d say Jack Reacher deserves a so-so two and one fourth out of five bullets.
Movie viewing experience courtesy of the Royal Twin Theater of Pauls Valley.