Even when he made the two movies he did, he was too old to be Cross. Alex Cross is in his early 40s when the books begin. Too bad they went with Tyler Perry instead of Idris Elba because he would have been great.
It's the tagline. I saw that too. It was horrible, but I accepted it when Matthew Fox had the hidden arm bomb that blew some guy through three glass doors. Then I was like "oh, it's a Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man style over-the-top action comedy."