Despite the explicit warning right in the title Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Tom Cruise returns to the titular part in the newest trailer for the action franchise — and that might not be such a bad thing.
In the video Cruise does his Cruise thing as only Cruise can, beating up riffraff, spitting out cocky one liners, and charming women with the confidence of man who didn’t once make a fool of himself while jumping on a couch. Also, at one point in the trailer he does a magic trick where he makes the phone ring, or maybe he has ESP? Regardless, the 2012 adaptation of Lee Child’s bestselling book series was surprisingly enjoyable, if a bit by the numbers, and the sequel seems like more of the same. Sadly, this time around the great movie villain Werner Herzog, a German actor who also has a side career as a documentary filmmaker and other gigs, won’t be the one plotting against Cruise’s antihero. At least we’ll always have this memory: