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What's the best Mission Impossible?

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#1 Ocelot


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:48 AM

There's a new Mission Impossible movie coming, and it looks stone cold incredible:



And as with every new Mission Impossible, we have a chance for Tom Cruise to do some more insane stunts that only a super rich guy with no fear of death who's basically spent his life learning how to do cool stuff can do. Not content with merely doing all his own climbing, fighting and driving stunts, now he's actually flying the helicopter in this movie's helicopter chase:




I love this maniac. Where else are you going to see an actor throwing a helicopter over a waterfall in a movie? I mean, Jackie Chan broke more or less every bone in his body in shooting, used to do 900 takes of a single shot to get it absolutely perfect, directed and wrote and starred in and choreographed his own movies and then sang the theme song over the end credits, but even he never learnt to fly a helicopter for his craft. CRUISE MISSILE, BABY!


So we've got a helicopter chase, a motorbike chase, Henry Cavill and Cruise Missile punching guys so hard they demolish a public bathroom. More free-climbing of cliffs. We've got that bad guy from Rogue Nation, who also played the frog monster guy in Prometheus, btw. Rebecca Ferguson is back, Alec Baldwin's back, Simon Pegg's there, and a little bit of Mrs Hunt, Michelle Monaghan, too. We've got everyone but Paula Patton, it seems, and that hurts me, but nothing's perfect. In conclusion, what is your favourite Mission Impossible movie and why is it Ghost Protocol?

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 08:18 PM

Just saw Mission Impossible: Fallout a couple days ago. Holy crap, it's so good. I really thought that Rogue Nation might be the last time I would say "best one yet", but... no, this is once again the best one yet. I do not know what dark magic enables these movies to keep getting better and better when most film series tend to do the opposite, but I hope they keep it up. Go watch it, right now. Unless you haven't seen all the other M:I movies yet, in which case you should catch up on them first, since this one has lots of continuity and callbacks to the others, particularly 3, 4, and 5.




#3 Ocelot


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:11 AM

Scorp, I hope you don't mind but I moved your post in here so we can get some use out of my beautiful thread that nobody ever posted in :P


k so I finally saw it, and it was so good! IT WAS SO GOOD! It's the best cinematic experience I've had since Mad Max Fury Road, and that's saying something because that was the best cinematic experience I've ever had.


I need to tell you guys how this movie builds tension before the giant never-ending action sequence in Paris kicks off (I swear it goes for like ninety minutes and it's unbelievable). So they set up the big plan to kidnap the bad guy from Rogue Nation, in that delectable heist/spy movie way where they explain it as it's happening on-screen, only this movie fakes you out the first time around just for funsies. Instead, when the plan kicks off for real, they spend like five excruciating (-ly good) minutes just building and building and building tension. They Hans Zimmer the classic Mission Impossible theme super hard, starting off down in the low frequencies but then building higher and faster and louder as you watch a military helicopter drop the bad guy off before he's loaded into an armoured convoy. Every corner of the frame bristles with little details in each new shot, establishing where all the players are in the scene and which way they're all moving, with one character melting into the shadows over here as another slips into view over there. It is just so. well. done. Oh boy oh boy oh boy.


OK I'm going to do some spoilers because this movie needs it, so if you're going to stop reading here then let me say that I RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE AS STRONGLY AS I POSSIBLY CAN. I think the first fifteen minutes or so are a little bit low energy and maybe could have been edited down a little snappier, but once you get past the title sequence the movie pops off really hard and stays 110% popped until it's time to go home. OK let's do spoilers!




What a movie. I think Scorp's right, it's the best one. I mean, I'll have to watch them all again to be sure, but Ghost Protocol was my favourite before this and... I think we have a new champion. I was sweaty-palm-ing it through this whole thing. I'm actually physically tired from watching it. At one point I actually ducked my head under a bullet, and I felt like a huge idiot but that should at least tell you how into it I was :P


(A little Paula Patton cameo definitely wouldn't have hurt, though)


EDIT - btw, if you go back and watch that trailer I posted further up there are a lot of shots that didn't make it into the final cut. Ethan crashing the chopper into the truck, Henry Cavill punching that guy into next week, Ethan rope swinging in the Paris club. Should be a lot of good deleted scenes on that Blu Ray.

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