Thursday, January 17, 2013

Jack Reacher

Satu lagi filem aksi kejar mengejar kereta polis dan aksi penembak tepat askar AS. minat Tom Cruise, sesuai sangatlah uolsss pegi tengok filem ni...suka aksi2 ganas yang taklah ganas mana, pun no hal...nak ala2 criminal mind, all in one okay...nak main teka teki, pun boleh jugak. sekarang ni tinggal saya tengah gigih baca novelnya pulak. 

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a man drives a van up floors of a parking garage across the Allegheny River from PNC Park and, after paying for parking, readies a sniper rifle. He takes aim and appears to randomly kill five people around the stadium and on the river’s North Shore Trail before fleeing in the van.
The police soon arrive, headed by Detective Emerson, and they discover a shell casing as well as the coin used to pay for parking. A fingerprint taken from the coin points to James Barr, a former U.S. Army sniper. When the police raid his house, they find equipment for making bullets, the rifle in question, and Barr who they arrest.
During an interrogation by Emerson and the District Attorney, Alex Rodin, Barr writes "Get Jack Reacher" on a notepad. Reacher is a drifter and former U.S. Army Military Police Corps officer. Reacher later arrives in Pittsburgh after seeing a news report about Barr and the shooting. Emerson and Robin deny Reacher’s request to view the evidence, but agree to let him see Barr, who was brutally attacked by fellow inmates while being transported and is now in a coma. While there, he meets Barr’s defense attorney, counselor Helen Rodin, the DA’s daughter, who is trying to save Barr from the death penalty.
Helen says she can arrange for Reacher to see the evidence if he will become her lead investigator. Reacher retorts that he’s not interested in clearing Barr, but wants to “bury” him. He confidentially reveals that Barr previously had gone on a killing spree during his tour in Iraq, but got off because the victims were under investigation for major crimes--and the U.S. Army wants them forgotten. Reacher then vowed that if Barr tried anything like this again, he would take him down.

Reacher agrees to investigate if Helen visits the victims’ families to learn about the people murdered that day. Reacher goes to the crime scene and finds inconsistencies with this location, thinking a trainer shooter would have committed the killings from the cover of the van on the nearby Fort Duquesne Bridge. After Helen reports her findings about the victims to Reacher, he suggests that the owner of a local construction company was the intended victim, with the killing of other random victims intended to cover up that fact.

After a seemingly random bar fight, Reacher realizes that someone is attempting to strong-arm him into dropping his investigation. Reacher is later framed for the murder of the young woman who was paid to instigate that bar fight, but this only motivates him further. Reacher eventually follows a lead at a shooting range in the neighboring state of Ohio, owned by former U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Cash, who will only talk if Reacher proves his sniping skills, which he does.
Reacher gets closer to the the real perpetrators, a Russian gang masquerading as legitimate businessmen. The gang's elderly leader spent much of his life in one of the infamous Soviet Gulags and is known only as the Zec (prisoner). The gang kidnaps Helen with the aid of Emerson, and holds her hostage at a construction site. Reacher outwits the mob guards, killing them with Cash's help, before confronting the Zec about the conspiracy. The Zec is killed by Reacher after the Zec asserts that the other conspirators who were killed by Reacher were the only witnesses against the Zec, and that Reacher would more likely be the one to go to prison as a drifter accused of murdering a young woman.
Reacher and Cash flee the scene, making Reacher a wanted man, but with confidence that Helen will clear his name. When Barr awakens from his coma, he tells Helen that he has no recent memory but believes that he must be guilty of the shooting and is willing to confess and accept punishment, noting that Reacher will mete out justice if the law does not.


Cik Yatt said...

tak tngok lgi cite ni

Cho Zila said...

tak tengok lagi.. akak kalau der ala2 criminal mind sukaler..

Ann Ishak said...

Cik Yatt - :)

Ann Ishak said...

Cho Zila - best layan kan :)