I remember seeing the first Jack Reacher movie and being pleasantly surprised by both the character and Tom Cruise's performance. I since went back and read a couple of the Lee Child novels where Reacher started. Interestingly the first film was not based on the first novel, it was based on One Shot, the ninth novel in the series.
Now we are close to the release of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, based on the eighteenth novel. There are twenty-one novels in all as of now plus five short stories and a book of Jack Reacher's Rules.
Cruise returns for the new film with Cobie Smulders (Marvel's The Avengers) and as we can see in the clip below, she brought with her some moves Maria Hill would be proud of. The other two clips show what makes Reacher the star of so many novels.