The end of 2012 was a pretty great stretch for movies. Right before Tarantino’s Django Unchained bowed in cinemas around Christmas time we were lucky to get a few solid December releases. One of them being Christopher McQuarrie‘s Jack Reacher, which saw Tom Cruise playing the very best Tom Cruise in an old-school fashion that involved hot women, bone-crunching action and muscle cars. It was a throwback to the olden days of action heroes, successfully doing what not a single Expendables film could do.
Jack Reacher was simple, but mostly a really fun time, always cracking jokes left and right and never completely abandoning the audience. I personally loved it and thought Cruise was perfect and McQuarrie’s direction was excellent for the action and off slightly for some of the film’s drier moments. But it worked and I doubt we’re going to see a sequel thanks to the film’s poorish box office run.
That’s okay though, because McQuarrie himself has confirmed that he’s on for directing Mission: Impossible 5.
He even said so on Twitter:
— ChristopherMcQuarrie (@chrismcquarrie) February 5, 2013
While I doubt he’ll be able to top Brad Bird‘s spectacular Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, I do think McQuarrie is the right man to direct the film. His action in Reacher wasn’t as big or as grand as most of the M:I films, but he brings a certain realism to his hand-to-hand work that I like and I’d love to see that translated to a M:I film.
Are you looking forward to McQaurrie directing the next M:I film?