The Mummy – the first entry in what Universal Pictures is calling Dark Universe – gives the new universe a pretty shaky start.
Despite Alex Kurtzman showing some skill at juggling character and plot arcs, and keeping things moving forward at a good pace, he can’t overcome the clunky script (six writers involved at story and script levels), lack of genuinely witty banter and a horrendous misuse of Tom Cruise.
Tom Cruise’s other franchise is about to be released on home video.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back finds Reacher teaming up with Major Susan Turner, the commanding officer of his old unit, to find out who’s framing her for the murder of two of their own.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will available in 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combao Pack on January 31, 2017 – following its debut on Digital HD two weeks earlier. Read on for details including bonus material.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – based on the novel by Lee Child – is both a typical and atypical Tom Cruise action movie. It has a decent plot; plenty of action, chases (on foot and by car), clever solutions to difficult problems, and a lead female role that is an equal protagonist – and another one that could almost be a kid Reacher.
Directed by Edward Zwick (Glory, The Last Samurai), Never Go Back is plain, (kinda) old-fashioned action movie fun.