Film Review

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Imax Review)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back sees the return of the quite, tough, and mysterious former military man. Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), as Jack Reacher, is back. And this time he must uncover a major government conspiracy that goes to the highest levels of the military. Corrupt officers, private contractors, profiting from war and the black market. Those involved are being taken out, and now he is being set up. On top of all of this, there is a young girl, Samantha Dayton (Danika Yarosh) now at risk, and Jack needs to confirm her connection to him, and protect her, before it’s too late.

With the help of Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders – Avengers: Age Of Ultron), a Major in the military now framed and sent to prison, Jack is off on yet another explosive tour of fights, intrigue and double crossing. The two tough lead characters are not only up against wave after wave of criminal element, but pit their own wits against each other in a slightly humour battle of the sexes.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back takes all the exciting aspects of the first film, and gives them an upgrade, with more intense fights, bigger explosions, and steps each aspect up a notch. The film is a definite step up from the first, including a more engrossing story. Jack himself is eschewing the “young hero” and playing a more paternal role.

A fun, action packed film, with a story line that any viewer could get behind, rooting for Jack and Susan on a few levels, which helps to build the tension of each scene, and releases that in with explosive results, usually much to the detriment of any bad guys in the surrounds.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is an action film, for action fans. An enjoyable, fast paced ride, with a tense and engrossing plot, believable confrontations, and an explosive demeanor. Most enjoyable in Imax.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back opens in South African cinemas 21 October 2016.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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