Hollywood does it again...

Hollywood does it again...

Joined: September 17th, 2005, 8:48 am

July 9th, 2012, 4:37 pm #1

How do they do it? Turn a 6'4" 250 lb. harda$$ former M.P. into a 5' nothing pintsized putz like Tom Cruise. 'Idiot' is the only term I can think of.
Yep, Tom is the star of a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Jack Reacher' charactor of the author Lee Childs novels. In the Dean Koontz novel 'Watchers the changed a tough Delta Force commander into a highschool punk, In 'Rambo' they turn a draft dodging porn star into a special forces hard man. Now this! Gads! Are they(the producers) really that stupid? Or they just pandering to the increadible idiots who lap it up without ever reading a book.
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Joined: March 17th, 2006, 3:32 pm

July 9th, 2012, 4:47 pm #2

nt

Sick 'em Hoff!!!

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Joined: June 14th, 2007, 7:51 pm

July 9th, 2012, 5:13 pm #3

though he has been in good movies I wish they would let real men to real mean parts,that said where are all the Real Men in Hollywood????????Long gone or too old...
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July 9th, 2012, 5:38 pm #4

How do they do it? Turn a 6'4" 250 lb. harda$$ former M.P. into a 5' nothing pintsized putz like Tom Cruise. 'Idiot' is the only term I can think of.
Yep, Tom is the star of a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Jack Reacher' charactor of the author Lee Childs novels. In the Dean Koontz novel 'Watchers the changed a tough Delta Force commander into a highschool punk, In 'Rambo' they turn a draft dodging porn star into a special forces hard man. Now this! Gads! Are they(the producers) really that stupid? Or they just pandering to the increadible idiots who lap it up without ever reading a book.
<p>ita about making money and Market Share</p><p>what passed for popular music these days is the same way.</p><p>the solution is simple: dont go.</p>

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July 9th, 2012, 8:57 pm #5

How do they do it? Turn a 6'4" 250 lb. harda$$ former M.P. into a 5' nothing pintsized putz like Tom Cruise. 'Idiot' is the only term I can think of.
Yep, Tom is the star of a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Jack Reacher' charactor of the author Lee Childs novels. In the Dean Koontz novel 'Watchers the changed a tough Delta Force commander into a highschool punk, In 'Rambo' they turn a draft dodging porn star into a special forces hard man. Now this! Gads! Are they(the producers) really that stupid? Or they just pandering to the increadible idiots who lap it up without ever reading a book.
Lee, of course, has no say in the matter. The movie deal is separate from the books. He said the producers wanted Tom Cruise in there to make money - plain and simple. He's a convincing, high-draw, big-budget actor. Despite being the antithesis of Jack Reacher (who is tall, disheveled, 30s, military cut, dirty blonde, 250 lbs, quiet/thoughtful/introverted...need I go on?)


I feel sorry for those folks who see the movie first, then read the books after. They're the ones truly suffering. Hahaha


On one hand, after having read the entire series, I can't imagine a Reacher movie without a "collosal left hook"...and Tom just doesn't have those kind of hands. Also, Reacher is a drifter...never drives....ever. And the fight scene in the movie trailer is more "jackie chan" than Reacher (strike first, strike fast, strike hard).


On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the Jason Bourne movies, having never read the books - and understand that too is quite a departure from them.

So, I'm torn.

I'll still probably go see it. Will just have to tell myself it's "Jack's older, prettier, goofier, wimpier, skinnier, shorter brother who is also named Jack".

LOL


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July 9th, 2012, 9:19 pm #6

How do they do it? Turn a 6'4" 250 lb. harda$$ former M.P. into a 5' nothing pintsized putz like Tom Cruise. 'Idiot' is the only term I can think of.
Yep, Tom is the star of a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Jack Reacher' charactor of the author Lee Childs novels. In the Dean Koontz novel 'Watchers the changed a tough Delta Force commander into a highschool punk, In 'Rambo' they turn a draft dodging porn star into a special forces hard man. Now this! Gads! Are they(the producers) really that stupid? Or they just pandering to the increadible idiots who lap it up without ever reading a book.
It's all about perception and influencing the naive masses.

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July 9th, 2012, 9:31 pm #7

How do they do it? Turn a 6'4" 250 lb. harda$$ former M.P. into a 5' nothing pintsized putz like Tom Cruise. 'Idiot' is the only term I can think of.
Yep, Tom is the star of a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Jack Reacher' charactor of the author Lee Childs novels. In the Dean Koontz novel 'Watchers the changed a tough Delta Force commander into a highschool punk, In 'Rambo' they turn a draft dodging porn star into a special forces hard man. Now this! Gads! Are they(the producers) really that stupid? Or they just pandering to the increadible idiots who lap it up without ever reading a book.
no fan of cruise, well okay I liked Risky Business but that was totally Rebecca DeMornay
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July 9th, 2012, 10:46 pm #8

How do they do it? Turn a 6'4" 250 lb. harda$$ former M.P. into a 5' nothing pintsized putz like Tom Cruise. 'Idiot' is the only term I can think of.
Yep, Tom is the star of a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Jack Reacher' charactor of the author Lee Childs novels. In the Dean Koontz novel 'Watchers the changed a tough Delta Force commander into a highschool punk, In 'Rambo' they turn a draft dodging porn star into a special forces hard man. Now this! Gads! Are they(the producers) really that stupid? Or they just pandering to the increadible idiots who lap it up without ever reading a book.
"da man". Never liked Tom Cruise and I sure won't go see the movie.

Fact is, I wouldn't go see Tom Cruise if he was out on my drive way with free beer. Can't stand the the little twit.








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July 9th, 2012, 10:57 pm #9

How do they do it? Turn a 6'4" 250 lb. harda$$ former M.P. into a 5' nothing pintsized putz like Tom Cruise. 'Idiot' is the only term I can think of.
Yep, Tom is the star of a Hollywood adaptation of the 'Jack Reacher' charactor of the author Lee Childs novels. In the Dean Koontz novel 'Watchers the changed a tough Delta Force commander into a highschool punk, In 'Rambo' they turn a draft dodging porn star into a special forces hard man. Now this! Gads! Are they(the producers) really that stupid? Or they just pandering to the increadible idiots who lap it up without ever reading a book.
I'll be semi-pissed if you pull the Huffmobile through Kansas City MO without stopping to let me shake your hand and buy you and your bride some dinner. Seriously would like to show my gratitude for your service to our country. Please let us know when your adventure begins!

Just got a new York, YK Maxi chiller. Sure wish you were around to pick your brain.

Sorry, don't have any comment on what Hollywood does. Hell, you shoulda sent em' your promo packet. Coulda been Jack Reacher!
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July 10th, 2012, 12:40 am #10

We will be following the sought after 'medium' temp of the holy 70 degrees. After the days of near 100 degree temps in mid-Mich this week I am more than ready to go. By the way, my wife of more than 38 years says hi, and thanks for the invite. I am really looking foward to seeing the U.S.A for the first time in my life! Bless and keep you. Ken H.
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