Movies Named After The Main Character

Critics say "Jack Reacher" is "a smart action joyride". If it's so smart how come the creators of the film couldn't come up with a better title for the movie? It's  not easy to come up with a great, unique movie title these days just look at "Haunted House", but just naming the movie after the main character is a cop  out. Even Indiana Jones had other shit in the titles besides just the dude's name. It's fine if there's other things that go with the character's name like  "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" or "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective", but "Jack Reacher" or "John Carter" or "Alex Cross" is just lazy.

There are some exceptions. Usually if the character's name is the title as a single word they can get away with it like "Marty", "Beethoven", or "Lincoln", it  seems more dramatic that way. If the character's name is really unique like "Edward Scissorhands" then it's fine to name the movie after them, but when it's  just a normal guy's first and last name there's something off about that. How much longer till every movie is just the characters name and all you see are  films like "Ted Douglas", "Jim Edwards" and "Donna Johnson". That's where we're heading folks!

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