See Jack run. Through airports. Across parking lots. Down city streets. Jack runs so much that "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" might have been titled "Jack Sprinter" or even "Jack Strider."
Except that could never happen, because Lee Child's Jack Reacher books, the source material for this and the previous "Jack Reacher" film, are enormously popular, with 100 million copies of 20 novels sold around the world. You don't mess with popularity like that.
Except that's just what the Reacher films did back in 2012 when Tom Cruise took the role of the all-around bruiser and itinerant righter of wrongs of the title.
It's not that Cruise...