First Glance: “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Ooooooh yes! There’s really no need in me trying to hide or even downplay my enthusiasm for the next Mission: Impossible installment. I’ve love this blockbuster franchise, and it has only gotten better and better. In fact, a good argument could be made that the last film, “Fallout” has been the best of the lot. But not to be outdone, Tom Cruise and company are back for the series finale. And if the new trailer is any indication, we’re in for the biggest M:I film yet.

Cruise teams up again with writer-director Christopher McQuarrie to give the iconic action character Ethan Hunt a fitting send-off. The film brings back franchise favorites Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Vanessa Kirby. New to the series are Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Carl Ewes, Pom Klementieff, and Rob Delaney. The trailer shows Hunt once again hopping the globe, and we get glimpses of some truly incredible action sequences. And of course if features Cruise doing his own signature stunt work. Originally slated for a 2021 release, we’re finally getting the first of the two-part finale next year. I can’t wait.

“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” hits theaters July 14th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

18 thoughts on “First Glance: “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

  1. I normally don’t get too worked up over trailers, sometimes even junk can look good in the carefully crafted trailer, but this does look very good. Too bad it’s a year out.

  2. Not to knock a pretty darn fun franchise, but we need to seriously stop with these two-part finales. It’s really really lame they can’t come up with a dramatic arc that functions independently as, you know, the finale.

  3. My 1-year old niece had a response to this and it was… BLAH! Despite the presence of Pom Klementieff and Hayley Atwell. I’ll have to agree though I might go see Top Gun: Maverick despite my loathing of that aging midget.

  4. It’s a terrific, wonderfully edited trailer and I can’t wait. I’ve been fascinated how the franchise has morphed from Tom Cruise vanity project to films very much reflective of their directors (De Palma, Woo, Abrams, Bird). McQuarrie’s addition really has super charged the franchise, as Ethan Hunt is now America’s version of James Bond.

  5. To me these movies and the James Bond movies are indistinguishable except for the leading man. It’s a good formula and yes I will definitely be seeing it.

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