I really liked the first one. I really did NOT like the 2nd one. It had this weird vibe without a lot of sound or music. It came across very oddly produced and mixed to me. I was surprised by that. It's a cool story that should have been handled better. I think the character is played well by Cruise but the 2nd one came up really short.
According to an industry website..."Jack Reacher earned $80m domestic and $218m worldwide on a $60m budget back in 2012, but Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has earned $58m domestic and $146m worldwide thus far on the same budget. It’s not a super flop, but we’re probably not going to get a Jack Reacher 3."