Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Trailer #2 (2018) “Some Missions Are Not a Choice”

The second full trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout has been released.  The sixth film in the franchise, written and directed by returning Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director Christopher McQuarrie, finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF team seemingly paying for a lifetime of tough choices.  Hopefully, given Cruise’s age and declining box office appeal, this will be the finale or at least a transition for the franchise, which-aside from the regrettable second installment, has been one of the longest-running, best franchises in all of movies.  Cruise has been playing Ethan Hunt now for 22 years…which should make all of us feel extremely old (including Cruise).

Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the cast.

The Mission: Impossible franchise launched in 1966 with the original CBS television series, which ran for seven seasons and 171 episodes. Mission: Impossible returned in 1988 with a rebooted series on ABC. It failed to find an audience, however, and was canceled after two seasons. It was nearly a decade later that the Tom Cruise-led Mission: Impossible feature film would turn the small screen spy series into a hugely-successful cinematic franchise.

Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, is once again writing and directing the Paramount Pictures sequel, which opens in theaters on July 27, 2018.

Mission Impossible Fallout Poster


2 thoughts on “Mission: Impossible – Fallout Trailer #2 (2018) “Some Missions Are Not a Choice””

  1. I love how trailers now have little mini-trailers at the beginning.

    The first trailer was so much better, because it got into the character. This trailer makes it look like I’ve already seen this movie. About a thousand times before. I’m not seeing anything here to distinguish this film from a generic spy thriller. I really hope this is Ethan’s last outing, because this movie really needs a hook. At least, I need a hook. I won’t speak for the rest of the world.

    I wish McQuarrie were not directing. He is a fine director, don’t get me wrong, and I am not criticizing the last one, but one of the strengths of this franchise has always been the perpetual infusion of new blood. I know you hate the second one, but John Woo is the one who roped me into the series. Because as I’ve said, the first one underwhelmed me. Though I recently rewatched it, for the first time since it was in theaters, and I like it now for some reason. A lot. Which means this series is now officially up there in my head with Toy Story and Bourne (the real Bourne), when it comes to quality control. Go figure.


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