A new trailer for director Christopher McQuarrie’s thriller Jack Reacher has been released. Like the teaser trailer, the new trailer is predicated on whether or not you can buy Tom Cruise as a bad-ass. Not an action hero—the character even says he’s not a hero—but as a take-no-prisoners, borderline anti-hero. Personally, I’m just not seeing it. I like the premise of an army investigator looking into the framing of a sniper, and I’ll show up simply to see Werner Herzog play the villain, but ultimately, Jack Reacher is looking like it will suffer from seriously miscasting its title character.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Robert Duvall, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, and David Oyelowo. Jack Reacher opens December 21st.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Jack Reacher:
When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.