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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

 

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Trailer #1 (2018) *The Hunt is On!*

The Super Bowl has become a movie trailer showcase over the last ten years, but most are 90 second teaser spots (a montage of which we’ll have tomorrow), but the first 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.  MI: Fallout opens July 27, 2018.

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. 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 dynamic cast.

Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible - Fallout

My Favorite Scene: Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) “OPEN THE DOOR!!!”

Defying the logic of diminishing returns on franchises, the Mission Impossible team is currently working on the sixth film for next year.  That will put movie six out 22 years after movie one with largely the same cast intact.  It was a franchise that didn’t really explode until JJ Abrams and Brad Bird delivered movies three and four, and they stand as two of the best action movies in recent memory.  Christopher McQuarrie’s Rogue Nation wasn’t quite up to par with those two, but delivered a tremendously good time starting from this: the very first scene in the film.  You have Simon Pegg freaking out in a ghillie suit while everyone on the team is screaming at him, which is a nice bit of reminding everyone of the current IMF team.  All in pursuit of getting poor Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) from OUTSIDE the giant plane he’s currently dangling off like a wind sock to INSIDE the giant plane before he becomes meat paste.  It’s Mission Impossible at its finest.
Simon Pegg in Mission Impossible Rogue Nation

Movie Review: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) *Spy vs. Spy Fun*

Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Ethan Hunt, Tom CruiseMission: Impossible is a unique franchise.  It has been around for 20 years, yet only produced 5 films.  Each film has had a different director.  Each installment, with a few small exceptions, stands more or less on its own.  Most franchises suffer diminishing returns as they age.  After a mixed first two films, MI produced two of the best spy/action-adventure films made in the last 25 years.  Surely that was it.  The fun was done.  Director Christopher McQuarrie, Tom Cruise and company may not have turned in an installment as legendary as the previous two, but Holy Moses this is a fun film!  If I could end this introduction by having my post self-destruct in five seconds, I am totally amped to do that…..however even if I figured it out, I’m fairly certain that would be international cybercrime…… Continue reading Movie Review: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) *Spy vs. Spy Fun*

Trailer Time: Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) *The Hunt is ON!!!*

I’m going to be honest: I was going to give myself the weekend off.  It’s been a bit stressy, thanks for asking, and I didn’t see anything that warranted a full KT post (though quite a few things have gone up on the exploding http://www.facebook.com/killingtime2014).  That was until I saw that the Christopher McQuarrie-helmed fifth installment of Mission: Impossible had a title and a trailer.  Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation recently (and wisely) moved out being crushed by Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to a July 31, 2015 release date.  In addition to Tom Cruise Ethan Hunt’s, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Jeremy Renner will return joined by newcomers Rebecca Ferguson and Sean Harris.  Check out the teaser and a full-length trailer will follow shortly.
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise

Ethan Hunt, Mission Impossible Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise, Ethan Hunt