Jack Reacher Video Game Has a Great Name

The Jack Reacher game's title teaches a very important lesson.

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If there's one lesson we can learn from the Jack Reacher game, it's from its title. Jack Reacher: Never Stop Punching is a promotional flash game for the Tom Cruise movie, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Never Stop Punching is an endless runner in which, like the title says, you don't ever have to stop punching. Despite the title implying you should never stop throwing your fists, you probably should at some point to move faster. In fact, you don't actually have to punch anyone at all. Just jump over all of the enemies to play the game as a pacifist. It's a simple game that doesn't really do much past the excellent title. You can play it here.

The game doesn't seem to have a plot, but the upcoming movie's synopsis says, "Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever."

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hits theaters on October 21. It stars Cruise, Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), and Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton). The movie is directed by Edward Zwick, who helmed Blood Diamond and The Last Samurai, which featured Cruise.

You can watch the latest trailer for Never Go Back here.

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As a huge fan of the Lee Childs and Reacher novels the tom cruise movie was unbearable, nothing against 5'4" brown headed Tom Cruise who looks like he just got out of a weekend spa and resort, but it was a travesty to the books. It would be like reading Lord of the Rings and see Gandolf played by Elijah Woods (whois taller then Tom Cruise), it would be like reading the Harry Potter books and Hagrid being played by Daniel Radcliffe (whois taller then Tom Cruise).

And Tom Cruise is a fine actor, but so is Peter Dinklage - and I wouldn't want him to play Jack Reacher either. But at least Peter Dinklage doesn't carry a box around with him on stage to stand on for most of his scenes. And whois taller then tom...... well not really- but for some reason he seems taller when acting.

As for the game above... flash game.... nah I'm good.

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I was gonna say it was "Reach Around".

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It's funny how the character was supposed to be a 6 feet 6, with blonde hair, very muscular man and they choose Tom Cruise for the role.

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@nurnberg: what do you think about the new teenage black girl Iron Man? welcome to Hollywood.

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@nurnberg: They didn't "choose" Tom Cruise for the role, it's his movie and he put himself in the lead role because he wanted to play the character.

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Meh...more like Jack Reacheround.

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Click batey article. But what a title!

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Now, I get that Lee Child gotta get paid like the rest of us, but this just keeps getting sadder. The Reacher books are pretty good for what they are. Sure, they aren't going to win Booker Prizes, but for summer beach read thrillers, they're good. Reacher is a cool character.

But the POINT of Reacher is he's a specter. Big, slightly scary, not good looking enough to remember, someone who can come into town, do heroic things, throw out his clothes (that's a thing in the books) and leave forgotten. Hell, that's the metaphor. He's a soldier, a forgotten hero with no home and no future, who says little and expects no reward or glory.

Tom Cruise is....odd casting for that part.

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@olddadgamer: Tom Cruise always looks like a spoiled scolded child waiting to slap his nanny.

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I had no idea T-bag was in this. Will see this.

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@lowmercy: Comon. No love for the browser time waster games? Ha.

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I'll pass on this BS

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Does anyone else think the name "Jack Reacher" is some kind of innuendo, or is it just me?

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@dinosaur_teeth: Yes. Just yes.

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The 5'4" scientologist that plays a 6'4" character from the novels, something doesn't quite add up here

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@Raidendude153: Who cares about religion and personal beliefs. He doesn't bring them on screen so why does it matter

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@Raidendude153: The 5'4 with movie star looks plays the 6'4 character who is supposed to blend in and be instantly forgettable wherever he goes.....

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@olddadgamer: Wouldn't it be funny if, in the movie, someone approached him and asked, "Hey, aren't you Tom Cruise?"

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@gamerboy100: "Why no....no I am not....I am hardly noticeable......"

"Well then, are you Chris Evans' dad?"

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@CallMeDuraSouka: Not really there are a ton a taller actors like Liam Neeson, Micheal Caine, Jeff Goldbloom, Tim robbins, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Christopher Lee who star in diverse and varied roles without looking hilarious by any means. Not to mention they are damn good actors who i would love to see playing Lee childs Jack Reacher. Although, if i could pick any current star to play him it would be Chris Hemsworth, who has proven to be a good actor (awards for Ron Howards Rush) and has the right look and build.

In the books he never blended in anywhere, but he could adapt to any environment in any place, like a SurvivorMan Les Stroud of urban areas. You could drop him naked into the middle of Columbia, Asia, Iran, Russia and by the end of the week he would have a house, friends, contacts, money, and his enemies would be buried.

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@CallMeDuraSouka: Fair point. I guess there has to be a lot of suspended disbelief in general in these books.

"Hey who shot up the town?"

"Dunno"

"Think it was that real tall guy?"

"Who?"

"Yeah, you're right. Couldn't be him."

"Who?"

"Never mind."

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@Raidendude153: Height doesn't mean much. He's a charismatic lead and the movie was solid.

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@Naylord: When people's standards are this low I guess, I was rather bored but books are always better than the film adaptations. (grass is always greener)

I'm 6'4" and I don't stick out everywhere I go, just saying.

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@Raidendude153: A bit like the 5'7" Robert Downey Jr. playing the 6'1" Tony Stark.

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@pointingmonkey: I believe we're calling him "Tony Stank, " now.

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@Raidendude153: True.If i haven't read the books-it's a great popcorn flick,but then again...

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@DN3D1997: I've never read the books and I thought the first movie was funny as hell.

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Uhh I shall cease punching at this juncture as my arm is sore.......I shall collapse here on this dirty floor so i may rest awhile.....so tired....*get's stabbed by homeless man* what manner of red liquid is this?? and what is this pain???

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