Cruise is back as special agent Ethan Hunt in the fifth movie in the “Impossible Mission” series.
Cruise has made the old television show on which it’s base his personal movie franchise by constantly upping the action, the special effects and his own movie stunts.
Now 52, the actor shows no signs of advancing age, well almost. He looks a little rough around the eyes.
But he leaps and bounds around on everything from tall buildings to high-flying airplanes. His widely publicized scene clinging to the outside of a C-130 Hercules is featured in the clip.
In fact if there is any criticism about his IM movies, it’s that they leap from one car/motorcycle chase, special effect and acrobatic stunt to another, amid a plot that’s a little thin. Still it’s a dazzling display.
By now, the films are largely formulaic. Hunt discovers a rogue organization that’s as secretive and deadly as his own IMF. “The anti-IMF,” says Simon Pegg’s character Benji Dunn.
Cruise, as always, lightens dire situations with his trademark irony and quippy asides.
Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames return for the film, joined by newcomers Alec Baldwin, who plays the head of the CIA and Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson, who is Cruise’s femme fatale partner.
With a $2 billion (worldwide gross) franchise on his hands, Cruise isn’t about to tamper with a successful formula. As they say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
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