Could this be the next big action series? One thing is for sure: despite all of the craziness and the bad press he’s received since the couch-jumping occasion, Tom Cruise still has the ability to pull in the box office numbers. While Knight and Day did not perform to expectations (although $261 million worldwide on a $117 million budget certainly ain’t bad), the $693 million worldwide box office ($209 million in North America) for Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol demonstrates that people still want to see the guy if he’s in the right kind of movie – a little more serious of an action flick, a little less silly like Knight and Day.
Could Jack Reacher be that next serious action movie?
With Werner Herzog as the villain, I’m curious. With a supporting cast of Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall, and Richard Jenkins, there’s promise. With the trailer, I’m not sold. It doesn’t do anything for me. I feel like I’ve seen it before and I feel like I’ve seen it done better. Then again, perhaps when I see Herzog in action, I’ll change my mind.
The film opens up in North American theaters on December 21, 2012.
What do you think?