Years have gone since Tom Cruise & Mission Impossible series started roaring among action lovers and created a huge fanbase all over the world. Makers are here with the seventh instalment of an action franchise this time about an aging spy.
This time director Christopher McQuarrie have almost crossed a level of showcasing dead-threatening action/stunt scenes in the film which literally feels like they’d be nearly impossible to manage to survive, but only Tom Cruise can do this kind of work & he has proved himself once again.
Set some time after the events of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Dead Reckoning Part One tells the winding and often rather circuitous story of how Impossible Mission Force operative Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his team of fellow agents are tasked with saving the world from a sentient.
The Mission Impossible movies have always prioritized suspense, intrigue, and action ahead of telling stories. But Dead Reckoning spends so much time trying (and often failing) to clearly explain things — like what the Entity is and how it’s unlike anything Ethan, Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), and Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) have ever encountered before.
What’s most impressive, of course, are the movie’s action sequences. Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One assumes that it can play to its core audience by rehashing beats from previous films. But while that approach might work for fanbases who have been faithfully watching Ethan Hunt’s adventures for the past 27 years, it could be a tough sell for newcomers.