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Reacher - Official Trailer | Prime Video

Maybe he has been doing roids for a long time who knows? Being that huge never seem natural to me i dont know.
He's not even that huge man. There are people out there that make him look average. I'm assuming he's built good discipline and routine over time.
 

IDKFA

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Maybe he has been doing roids for a long time who knows? Being that huge never seem natural to me i dont know.

I was thinking when watching Reacher, how is Jack Reacher in such good shape? I never thought about when reading the books, but the show really made me think about in detail.

In his own words, he's a hobo. He has little money, doesn't stay in the same place for more than a few days and eats shit. However, he's got the body of Greek God and would need to train at least 5 times per weak and eat every few hours to look like that. You need money, time and a gym to get into that shape.

Huge plot hole.
 

Valt7786

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I was thinking when watching Reacher, how is Jack Reacher in such good shape? I never thought about when reading the books, but the show really made me think about in detail.

In his own words, he's a hobo. He has little money, doesn't stay in the same place for more than a few days and eats shit. However, he's got the body of Greek God and would need to train at least 5 times per weak and eat every few hours to look like that. You need money, time and a gym to get into that shape.

Huge plot hole.
I believe the books hand wave it as "genetics" all the time
 

EviLore

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After beginner gains, a healthy adult male with a proper weightlifting routine will generally be able to put on 1-2 lbs/month of muscle while in a caloric surplus, i.e. body fat will come with the deal. All of these 30 lbs of lean muscle in a few months celebrity transformations while maintaining an eight pack and vascularity are 100% steroids.
 
After beginner gains, a healthy adult male with a proper weightlifting routine will generally be able to put on 1-2 lbs/month of muscle while in a caloric surplus, i.e. body fat will come with the deal. All of these 30 lbs of lean muscle in a few months celebrity transformations while maintaining an eight pack and vascularity are 100% steroids.
He mentioned packing on 30lbs of weight, some people are claiming he was talking about the pure muscle mass. I have watched a couple of Ritchson's movies in the past and he's always been a large muscular behemoth with stellar genetics. I'm not convinced that he was pumping his body with that stuff, though he has mentioned testosterone treatment so maybe that's something?
 

IDKFA

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I hope they don't adapt "Die Trying", I found that one to be one of the weaker books. If we're going with early novels, maybe "Tripwire" or "Running Blind", I think those could work in an 8 episode series format.

Die Trying was okay. I think they'll do that for season 2. Been a few years since I've read it, but IIRC the political ideology of the Montana group reflects the current political climate, so it makes sense in that regard.

I believe the books hand wave it as "genetics" all the time

I always remember him as being huge, but it was always huge as in tall, like 6'5 or taller. I don't remember anywhere him being mentioned as looking like a Greek God?
 

SirTerry-T

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Die Trying was okay. I think they'll do that for season 2. Been a few years since I've read it, but IIRC the political ideology of the Montana group reflects the current political climate, so it makes sense in that regard.



I always remember him as being huge, but it was always huge as in tall, like 6'5 or taller. I don't remember anywhere him being mentioned as looking like a Greek God?
Lee Child's based Jack Reacher on Lawrence "Dayglo" Dalaglio...ex-Rugby Union player.
 

AJUMP23

Gold Member
Finally getting around to episode 1. Pretty good. the scene in the prison cell with the fatso is pretty great.
 

Hardensoul

Member
I watched the whole season, but tbh the only plot element that kept me interested was whether he could eat the pie, that was quite frustrating.
All the "butch guy doing butch stuff" was entertaining in an old-fashioned way, it does convey that feeling of pulp novel/comics where the hero is a big Mary-Sue (strong, clever, resourceful, good looking,... you name it).
I’m not sure you can call Jack Reacher a Mary Sue, he’s educated at West Point(don’t recall this was said in the series) and has Military Training. Also he was a Major in Army and formerly lead a special investigations unit in the Military Police.

Totally opposite of a Mary Sue which has everything given to them without ever have any training, recent example is Rey from recent Star Wars, she never been on ship like Melenium Falcon but she could know everything about it like a pro. Knowing how to use and fight with a lightsaber without ever seeing it before. Or control/use the force when just introduced to it!
 

hollams

Member
I enjoyed the show, but I had to turn my brain off big time especially the last couple of episodes. There were times even my girlfriend started to make comments and I had to say just go with it and stop thinking about it.

Reacher getting hit with a crowbar in the face that knocks him out, but doesn't break a bone or leave any scar? The cop in the hotel that broke though the wall where a turned up TV blocked all that noise and why did all 3 of the bad guys go in the room and not leave someone by the car. Did we really need a Scooby doo moment where all of the big bad guys are together and told us the whole plot?
 

EverydayBeast

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Will give the show a second chance because that first episode had me snoring.

To my credit I hung in with the Bourne, jack ryan, mission impossible, trinity series.
 
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