Tom Cruise “Too Old” for Action Movies: Jack Reacher Author

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Jack Reacher author, Lee Child, claims Tom Cruise is too old to do any more action films. Tom knocked it out of the ballpark again in the Edge of Tomorrow flick featuring Emily Blunt. That was a mere five years ago. He’s 57 now.

If you’ve never seen it, Tom plays a cowardly officer forced to go to the frontlines after encountering hostile aliens. He wears a mech suit, not unlike those we gamers see in Fallout and Halo, and proceeds to kick some serious ass.

Lee Child doesn’t know what they are talking about. Tom Cruise, Scientology aside, is one solid actor, more than capable of action movies.

In an interview with The Sunday Times newspaper, Lee said: ‘It sounds extremely patronizing but I think it’s good for him. He’s too old for this stuff. 

‘He’s 57, he needs to move on, transition to being a character actor.’

So someone writes a book that gets picked up by Hollywood and all of a sudden they’re an expert on what actors are capable of. Everyone’s a critic. Well, personally, I give Lee Child two YUGE thumbs down.

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