Jack Reacher ‘Never Go Back’ was a good movie. It was a good book too if you are familiar with the series. The whole scenario starts out with Reacher having taken out an entire group of guys by himself. For a very short period of time, we have no idea why. When the police get to Reacher, sitting by himself eating his food, they question him. Before you know it, the cuffs he was just wearing are on the officers and he is back to being his usual drifting self.
Reacher is now making his way to Washington D.C. so he can eat dinner with the soldier who has been helping him all along. He was glad to find out this person was not a guy to say the least. When he finally makes his way to D.C. he is given some bad news. Major Turner, the friend he was coming to meet, has been arrested. To uncover the reason behind this, he has to get her out of jail. Luckily one of Major Turner’s assistants could provide a little more information about what was going on.
Once Turner is out of Jail, the two are framed for being the bad guys which comes with the honor of taking credit for all of the murders that have taken place so far. To make things even more complicated, they are forced to protect a young girl who wants no part of them.The bad guys make sure Reacher is more worried about protecting the girl than he is with handling the threats thrown his way.
Everything up until this point was just the introduction of the plot. Now begins the chase. Turner, Reacher, and Sam (the girl), now have assassins chasing them. To make things worse, the assassins have the government and lots of other resources on there side. Reacher and Turner have a girl who is making staying off the grid nearly impossible. However, the girl is fairly resourceful when she cares to be.
As the movie goes on, the group fights off every threat thrown there way. This does slow down there attempts to figure out what is actually going on. The bad guys get smart though, they figure out what Reacher is after in order to get a step ahead of him. They send one group ahead to watch the target, and they send another group to find where Reacher is staying. After a fun fight scene with Reacher against the world, one of the bad guys puts a thought in Reacher’s head. He says that no matter how hard Reacher works, they’ll eventually win.
To finish things once and for all, Reacher and Turner head out to stop the guy in charge of their man hunt. When they finally get there, they are met by a trap. While it is not a great situation, it gets them the help of a soldier who served under each of them. While he doesn’t like going against his orders, he takes a chance at believing the two. When they get to the bad guys base of operations, they are proven wrong on there theory. When Turner is being taken prisoner once more, it is up to Reacher to figure everything out. However, he is tipped off that the bad guys sent an assassin after Sam.
It is time for Reacher to make a decision, does he help Sam, or does he stop the larger threat at hand? Lots of people who reviewed this movie said that the plot wasn’t very deep. I’m not sure what they expected. If they read the book, they should know what to expect. If they watched the first movie, they would know what to expect. It’s a thriller movie, it’s all about the chase.
It’s also about Jack Reacher, hints the title. He is a very smart former military police officer. He was always quick to get promoted, but also quick to get demoted. He gets the job done, but he hates rules. This isn’t a comedic thriller, it’s an actually thriller. The movie has a serious tone to it. I’m not going to say it’s the best movie I’ve seen in a while, but it isn’t a bad movie. It gives you a fun chase to watch, some good action scenes, and a few redeeming moments.
I have few questions for ya’ll to think about before watching movies in the future. Why are you watching the movie, and how many jaw dropping movies do we actually see these days?