If you weren't, well, consider it CliffsNotes for when "Career of Tom Cruise" is a midterm question in CNTV-101.
Jack Reacher has lost a bit of his swagger. Turner is written as a strong, kick-ass female character that's able to hold her own in a fight just as much as Reacher can, but she's still forced to play second fiddle to Cruise's action hero for a majority of the story. After all, when you're one of the biggest stars on the planet, it's usually a one-man show.
While I don't believe the time has fully passed for Jack Reacher and his ilk, I do think you have to be something exceptional to stand out.
"I'm not ready, but I'll do it", Cruise said laughing. Following the impressive Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation past year, arguably one of Cruise's most impressive action films to date, Never Go Back isn't able to be almost as memorable or entertaining as some of his other, more recent outings. Reacher prefers to walk alone, but "Never Go Back" proves he's better off with his old friends.