The Reach a.k.a. Beyond the Reach
“Beyond this point, there be monsters,” John Madec (Michael Douglas) to Ben (Jeremy Irvine)
There is something so 1980s about THE REACH: High concept muscularity with a weak, conventional ending. Ronny Cox (BEVERLEY HILLS COP, ROBOCOP) is even in it. Michael Douglas brings charisma to his always engagingly flawed American male. As John Madec he is not quite as wealthy as his Nicholas Van Orton, in THE GAME, but he is in the process of negotiating a deal worth $120 million. In the Mojave Desert, Douglas’ insurance corporate captain is an outdoorsy Gordon Gekko (WALL STREET, natch), out in the middle of nowhere to hunt game.
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