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Jack reacher

Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by MarkS73, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    Jack Reacher is mentioned a couple of times in UtD. Is this the Jack reacher from the Lee Child novels? I haven't read any of them so i can't really make this up from the story, no idea if he's millitary for instance...
     
  2. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    Googled it (could have done that earlier:) ), it's the same Jack reacher:)
     
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  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    No worries. It's always nice to have a discussion with someone on something.
     
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  4. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    It's not the midget Jack Reacher from the films though.
     
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  6. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Why am I laughing? That's low*, champ1966, but it's funny (*no pun intended)!
    Best not to think about the films - like a schmuck, I assumed that this was one series that would never reach the screen.

    Reacher exists in my imagination - hotter than July (I'm a woman. I can't help it), as brave as Spartacus, as near to a superhero as any man could be.
    When you fall for a fictional character, the writer has exceeded his job description, big time.

    And what a lovely compliment from SK to Lee Child:clap:
     
  7. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Yikes, G (may I call you G? That's what I call all my friends whose names begin with the letter G, but if you think it's a little presumptuous, I'll cease and desist forthwith), more low jokes. Still funny though:embarrassed: I have no shame. .
     
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  8. shaitan

    shaitan Meat popsicle

    I've read all Jack Reacher books. Is it just me, or does anyone else have a problem with 5'7" Tom Cruise playing a 6'5" 250lb Jack Reacher?
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I would be honored...
     
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  10. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    No. It's not just you.
    But ultimately, Mr. Child owns Reacher and he can do what he wants with him (sigh).
    Gotta respect a man's property . .:indecisiveness:
     
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  11. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    I have a problem with Cruise in just about any role. :highly_amused:
     
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  12. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    :shake:
     
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  13. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    You are a disturbed individual sir...lol
     
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  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...we ARE kin!....
     
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  15. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Could you cut him some slack in War of the Worlds(2005) and Born on the 4th of July(1989)?

    WOTW was as scary as all get-out and he was a convincing regular guy.

    And July made me stop and think properly about the guys who couldn't (and didn't) dodge the draft (like one of my tutors at university). Late-flourishing shame, if you will, 10 years after I went to university:facepalm_smiley:.

    When the UK got into Gulf War 1.
    Now it's personal, when your baby brother's older friend is out there, in the sandbox, and you're hoping and praying his buddy comes home. . .

    Anyway, way off topic (sorry!).
    Cruise can act, but not Reacher.
     
  16. shaitan

    shaitan Meat popsicle

    I know he approved the choice and you can't argue with that. After all, Morgan Freeman played Red and Tim Robbins played a short accountant type guy with sandy blond hair and it has to be one of the best movies I've ever seen.
     
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  17. shaitan

    shaitan Meat popsicle

    In my highly subjective opinion, Tom Cruise tends to over-act and ruins a lot of movies that otherwise had a potential to be good and that includes the first Jack Reacher movie. In fact, Tom Cruise is the reason I don't want to see the second movie that just came out.
     
  18. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Yes it is.
     
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  19. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    No, not for WOTW. But I can for BOT4OJ, I guess. I actually did like him in Risky Business but then he got all full of himself real quick. I know people who have worked with him and they have stories.... I know I should be able to separate the actor from the man but I just can't. My deal, I know it. I own it.
     
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  20. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Being able to separate the actor from the (wo)man is very very difficult - when I found out a thing or two about James Stewart, via his biographer, I dumped his films.
    Ditto TS Eliot - hard to like a man (even though he wrote awesome poetry)when you know he would despise you. Rinse and repeat for Philip Larkin.

    I don't see your opinion as a negative - on the contrary, your opinion is an informed one (people who have worked with him).
    Sad to hear that he's a . . whatever. . . but your opinion is still 100% valid .:thumbs_up:
     
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