After filming the Jack Reacher sequel based on a Lee Child crime novel, the 34-year-old returned home last summer to film her husband Taran Killam's comedy Why We're Killing Gunther with Arnold Schwarzenegger. She doesn't know any more than Reacher does about kids and has proven she can handle herself in a fight just as well as Reacher. The same goes for Cobie Smulders playing a slightly altered version of her Marvel character Maria Hill, and Danika Yarosh, who plays Samantha, the girl who may or may not be Reacher's daughter.
To recreate 23 movies in less than 10 minutes, you've got to have some serious talent.
THE VERDICT: Four years after the first "Jack Reacher" film brought us the sinister genius of Werner Herzog as The Zec, Tom Cruise brings another one of his action movie characters back to the screen.
This is probably not a film you will want to watch over and over, but it is a fun and harmless way to spend an evening or a rainy afternoon. But time and again, he "gets drawn into these situations where he is really the only one who is capable of resolving them", Cruise said. Obviously, Jack Reacher like solving puzzles and justice done.
Smulders' role as Major Susan Turner, a gun-toting military leader, is a big departure from her longtime TV character Robin Scherbatsky in the hit series "How I Met Your Mother". After all, when you're one of the biggest stars on the planet, it's usually a one-man show. So "Never Go Back" will probably be number 1 at the end of the weekend, but the numbers could be a lot lower than hoped.
Cruise spent over an hour on the red carpet, in London's Leicester Square, meeting fans and speaking to press, having flown in from Los Angeles earlier that day. So, I'm strapping in, we're getting in there, and you just see the helmet go on that says 'Bozo.' I'm like, 'Bozo?' ... I wouldn't bet on it happening any time soon.Cruise is best when he's a man on the run.
Military fiction became reality while Vancouver star Cobie Smulders was shooting "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back".
Tom Cruise in the 1983 film "Risky Business". He's so low energy that I can practically hear Donald Trump tweeting about his lack of stamina when I think back on it. Back! Here's how good Reacher is: Nobody on the airplane even notices.