And according to scenarios, nothing in the series can surpass the second act of this film, where Cruise is asked to become a real-life Spider-Man and wall crawl – both swing and jump – along the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It’s a genuine spectacle that threatens over the rest of the film. Not that there’s not much to enjoy elsewhere, as Bird brings a little more sci-fi and cartoon cheek to the proceedings with fun gadgets like the aforementioned “blue means stick” Spidey gloves. Even more amusing, the damn things never seem to work right.
This is also the first An unattainable task a film where the whole team feels vital to the success of the adventure, including a now-appropriate companion in the returning Pegg and some solid support from Paula Patton and Jeremy Renner. For a certain breed of fans who do this the best, but we would argue that the team dynamics were a little better constructed on the road, and in movies that have more than one amazing piece to their name.
3. Mission: Impossible (1996)
The last three entries of the series were so good that it became common for people to overlook the film that started it all, Brian De Palma’s infinitely elegant. An unattainable task. That’s a shame, because there’s something admirably blasphemous to this day about a film that would take ancient pop culture property and throw the basics out the window. In this case, that meant turning the hero of the original show, Jim Phelps (played by Jon Voight here), into the villain while completely rewriting the rulebook on what the concept of “Mission: Impossible” is.
It’s the bold kind of creative move studios would never dare do now, but that’s what opened up the space to transform 60s spy TV news into 90s action classics, complete with a strong emphasis on techno-espionage chat and post-Cold War. politics. The film may at times seem dated due to AOL’s emphasis on floppy disks and email accounts, but it also has a kinetic energy that never goes out of style thanks to De Palma’s ability to frame a knotted script by David Koepp and Robert Towne (the latter). of which he wrote Chinatown) in a breathless pacing thriller filled with paranoia, double crosses, fatal women and horrible dream sequences. In other words, it’s De Palma special!
The filmmaker and Cruise are also creating a series of scenarios that would become the defining trademark of the series. The finale with a fist fight on a speeding train under the English Channel is great, but the stillness as a midpoint of a church mouse, where Cruise’s hero hangs over the pressure-sensitive floor of a CIA vault — and with a drop of sweat drips just out of reach. “It’s the popcorn myth.” It’s like M: me also became as great a stealth series as a shoot ’em up. In addition, this film gave us the hidden MVP of Ving Rhames, hacker Luther Stickell.
2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
If one were to rank these films simply because of scenarios and stunts, pound for pound, it would be impossible to surpass. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (sorry for the pun). A virtuoso showcase in action movie happiness, there are too many dizzying microphone moments to list, but among our favorites are: Tom Cruise doing a real HALO jump from a 25,000 foot plane and who was captured by photographer Craig O’Brien. , who had an IMAX camera attached to his head; the extended fight sequence between Cruise, Henry Cavill, and Liam Yang in a bathroom where the music completely falls off so we can hear every punch, kick, and that surreal moment where Cavill has to reload his biceps as if they were shotguns; and you did see Cruise’s ankle bends incorrectly in that building to a construction jump ?!