"Jack Reacher" is an enjoyable action film, however to me most of what this movie offers just barely passes mediocrity. There were instances in this movie where some things were just really unnecessary, like Werner Herzog's character (The Zec). He's in the movie to be the boss, and to have someone that Jack Reacher utimately needs to take down, but other than that he does absolutely NOTHING. He doesn't fight, he doesn't contribute much to his plan to stop Reacher, he just watches everything go down. Imagine an Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars, except he doesn't talk to Darth Vader about his plans, and there is no fight scene with the main character at the end, he would be completely useless to the story. I enjoyed Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher) in this movie, however this movie would have CRASHED if it wasn't for him. It's not that the plot around him was bad, it's just that some of the action sequences and elements wouldn't have been nearly as cool without a high end A-List actor playing the lead role, and would've bored a lot of people out of the movie. The chemistry between Cruise and Rosamund Pike (Helen) was awkward at times, but I like how this movie didn't just force romance in, it made it a lot more natural, and by the end you can tell there is something there without this movie having to make it totally obvious. I also really liked just how badass some of the scenes in this movie are, almost every movie Tom Cruise is in has some scenes of him being a badass, and "Jack Reacher" was no different than the rest, Cruise killed those action scenes. In the end, "Jack Reacher" had an okay plot, however relied a lot on the attraction that Tom Cruise would bring to get an audience, and delivers a barely above mediocre movie as a result. "Jack Reacher" is only worth watching if you're bored.