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(Deadline)   A franchise-desperate Tom Cruise signs on for Mission: Impossible 5   (deadline.com) divider line 88
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2013-05-06 08:30:16 PM
I demand more Ben Foster movies. Cruise is too old and Ben is just a better actor than Tom.
 
2013-05-06 08:33:50 PM
I can't believe Oblivion is actually going well at the box office.. I watched the trailer for it and it was as if someone gave a super shiatty SyFy flick a multi-million dollar budget..  Even Morgan Freeman couldn't save that cliche vomiting movie.
 
2013-05-06 08:34:38 PM
I did like that one Tom Cruise movie where he was the best there is at what he does but his recklessness and cocky attitude caused problems with his co-workers until the love of a good woman set him straight.
 
2013-05-06 08:35:09 PM
Jack Reacher 2: The Reacheraroundering
 
2013-05-06 08:36:08 PM
I enjoyed M:I4

/shrug
 
2013-05-06 08:37:36 PM
Ghost Protocol was really good, so I'm ok with this
 
2013-05-06 08:39:36 PM

styckx: I can't believe Oblivion is actually going well at the box office.. I watched the trailer for it and it was as if someone gave a super shiatty SyFy flick a multi-million dollar budget..  Even Morgan Freeman couldn't save that cliche vomiting movie.


(Shrug) I liked it. It was pretty anyway.

/look, shiny stuff!
 
2013-05-06 08:40:44 PM
Well, I enjoyed the last mission impossible.  Simon Pegg was funny and well suited to his role and I thought the action sequences were well done.  Honestly, if they had someone british in Tom Cruise's role it would probably have been the best Bond film in a while.

So count me as cautiously optimistic.
 
2013-05-06 08:41:51 PM
Ghost Protocol was really good.
 
2013-05-06 08:43:49 PM
I liked the Ocean's 11 series because by the third one everyone was in on the joke and you could imagine them one-upping each other with outrageous, ludicrous shiat at the script meeting just to see if they could get the studio to pay for it.
 
2013-05-06 08:45:27 PM

Digitalstrange: I did like that one Tom Cruise movie where he was the best there is at what he does but his recklessness and cocky attitude caused problems with his co-workers until the love of a good woman set him straight.


Hmm, I can't recall what one that might be. /still think "Losing it" was his best performance. Obscure?
 
2013-05-06 08:49:56 PM
Haven't seen any since the first one he did. I think that was around the time when I got wind of how batshiat crazy he was with his cult.

I do not fork over my earnings to support people who I don't respect personally and/or professionally.
 
2013-05-06 08:50:45 PM
Christopher McQuarrie

If you haven't seen McQuarrie's "Way of the Gun" I'd suggest checking it out. Especially if you're a fan of intelligently staged gunfights.
 
2013-05-06 08:52:14 PM
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Holy meta tag overload, Batman!
 
2013-05-06 08:53:17 PM
 
2013-05-06 08:53:54 PM
I never did see MI 3.
 
2013-05-06 08:58:05 PM
Fine with me. 4 was awesome.
 
2013-05-06 09:03:26 PM

skribble: I enjoyed M:I4

/shrug


I've actually liked all of them, not great movies, but entertaining. He wants to make another one, doesn't bother me any. With Hawkeye, Scotty and Marsellus Wallace in tow, I suppose.
Besides, the gal in the the fourth movie was super hot.

Actually watching MI:2 as I write this....weakest one, but still interesting.
 
2013-05-06 09:07:43 PM
I enjoyed 4, but couldn't help think that if a Russian sub launched a nuke at an American city, our ICBMs would launch within minutes. There would be no way they stopped that from happening.
 
2013-05-06 09:11:17 PM

texdent: I never did see MI 3.


It's maybe worth it just to see Phillip Seymour Hoffman doing Phillip Seymour Hoffman things, but is otherwise very forgettable. As others have said though, 4 was sort of in the same vein as the first one, and is pretty enjoyable.
 
2013-05-06 09:14:07 PM
Ghost Protocol should have been called "I'm Tom Cruise: Tom Cruise" and saved me from watching that abomination...
 
2013-05-06 09:16:53 PM
You know what?

-MI4 was good
-MI1 was good
-Minority report was good except for the ending which I blame Spielberg for
-War of the worlds was good except for the ending which I blame Spielberg for
-Magnolia was good (RESPECT THE COCK)
-A few Good Men was f**king great
-Rain Man was f**king great
-the color of Money was good
-Top gun is a classic despite the latent homoerotic under(over?)tones

also OK: Collateral, Legend (director's cut), Interview with the vampire (look what happened to the series after), Eyes wide shut.

Tom Cruise is a viable movie star with an extensive list of successful and well-liked films. Deal with it.
 
2013-05-06 09:19:38 PM
Loved MI3 and Ghost Protocol.  I know, I know... Tom Cruise is a crazy asshole, but I'll go see MI5 in the theater.
 
2013-05-06 09:21:07 PM
I liked Legend.  Name one actor (at that time) that could have pulled off Legend.
 
2013-05-06 09:30:25 PM

bukketmaster: You know what?

-MI4 was good
-MI1 was good
-Minority report was good except for the ending which I blame Spielberg for
-War of the worlds was good except for the ending which I blame Spielberg for
-Magnolia was good (RESPECT THE COCK)
-A few Good Men was f**king great
-Rain Man was f**king great
-the color of Money was good
-Top gun is a classic despite the latent homoerotic under(over?)tones

also OK: Collateral, Legend (director's cut), Interview with the vampire (look what happened to the series after), Eyes wide shut.

Tom Cruise is a viable movie star with an extensive list of successful and well-liked films. Deal with it.


He gets a lotta crap but as you pointed out in the above list, he's done some quality movies (ok, subjective) and made a ton of money for himself and a lotta people (fact)
 
2013-05-06 09:38:15 PM

DamnYankees: Fine with me. 4 was awesome.


This.
 
2013-05-06 09:40:57 PM

styckx: I can't believe Oblivion is actually going well at the box office.. I watched the trailer for it and it was as if someone gave a super shiatty SyFy flick a multi-million dollar budget..  Even Morgan Freeman couldn't save that cliche vomiting movie.


So you're basing your opinion on a trailer? Good, I'll remember not to give a fark about your movie reviews in the future.

And has been pointed out by those of us that watch a TC movie expecting to be entertained, Ghost Protocol was a damn good movie.
 
2013-05-06 09:46:18 PM

buntz: I liked Legend.  Name one actor (at that time) that could have pulled off Legend.


David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly and some midget.
 
2013-05-06 09:49:47 PM

styckx: I can't believe Oblivion is actually going well at the box office


I dunno, it was a sci-fi movie that wasn't a sequel, prequel, re-imagining, re-booting, remake or Marvel comic movie.so for that alone it deserved some props. Sure it was derivative of other stories but what isn't?
 
2013-05-06 09:53:55 PM
Quintuply impossible!
 
2013-05-06 10:04:59 PM
TC is usually the weakest thing in a TC movie.
If the material is good, he can work with it and out together an almost great movie. MI4 was really good.

If the material is weak, he's not a strong enough actor to move the film above its limitations.
 
2013-05-06 10:30:56 PM
The interest in this thread will self-destruct in five seconds.
 
2013-05-06 10:42:02 PM
So will the company he works for set him up and then try to kill him?They should do that. I don't think it's been done before.Oh! And bring back a dead character in a cool twist.
 
2013-05-06 10:42:57 PM
MI4 was overrated.  The villain, who I like as an actor, was pretty weak.  The only outstanding part was the Burj Dubai scene.

MI3 remains the best of the series by far.
 
2013-05-06 10:46:18 PM

styckx: I can't believe Oblivion is actually going well at the box office.. I watched the trailer for it and it was as if someone gave a super shiatty SyFy flick a multi-million dollar budget..  Even Morgan Freeman couldn't save that cliche vomiting movie.


Cliches in a sci-fi movie? Heaven forbid!
 
2013-05-06 10:51:16 PM
This isn't too far fetched. Ghost Protocol was pretty cool and Cruise has a shelf life of just a couple more years where he can pull off being the plucky action hero. Maybe this time around Ethan will be dealing with getting older and his body failing him in the field. If handled by another competent director it would work and a nice way to probably retire the character. Probably have him promoted (though Hunt would see it as a demotion) to running the agency and continue the franchise with a younger actor.
 
2013-05-06 10:58:49 PM
There is a lot of TC hate o. Fark, but I enjoyed the last one and I am sure I'll enjoy the next and while they're at it, more jJack Reacher please.
 
2013-05-06 11:02:26 PM
As terrible a person Tom Cruise may or may not be, he's really good at acting and stuff. Aside from MI:2, I can't really think of any bad movies I've seen him in.

Maybe it's because Top Gun is the 1st movie I have any memories of.
 
2013-05-06 11:06:51 PM

Msol: As terrible a person Tom Cruise may or may not be, he's really good at acting and stuff. Aside from MI:2, I can't really think of any bad movies I've seen him in.

Maybe it's because Top Gun is the 1st movie I have any memories of.


He's got a limited range, and he's a lunatic, but he absolutely nails the wily action hero role.
 
2013-05-06 11:11:36 PM
Jerry Maguire was pretty good.
 
2013-05-06 11:13:15 PM

theurge14: Jerry Maguire was pretty good.


If you're a chick, you're an idiot.  If you're a dude, you're a farking idiot.
 
2013-05-06 11:17:39 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: theurge14: Jerry Maguire was pretty good.

If you're a chick, you're an idiot.  If you're a dude, you're a farking idiot.


What's option #3?
 
2013-05-06 11:20:16 PM

theurge14: The All-Powerful Atheismo: theurge14: Jerry Maguire was pretty good.

If you're a chick, you're an idiot.  If you're a dude, you're a farking idiot.

What's option #3?


If you're a tranny, then you're gross.
 
2013-05-06 11:28:33 PM
No one mentioning All the Right Moves, Risky Business, or The Outsiders? All decent movies.
 
2013-05-06 11:30:29 PM

fusillade762: Christopher McQuarrie

If you haven't seen McQuarrie's "Way of the Gun" I'd suggest checking it out. Especially if you're a fan of intelligently staged gunfights.


It's a deeply flawed movie, but McQuarrie is the frist to admit that.
 
2013-05-06 11:35:22 PM

bukketmaster: -Rain Man was f**king great


Yeah!  Great idea.  Rain Man II - The reality show.  This time Tom & Dustin can play themselves.  A greedy bastard and a foolish old man.
 
2013-05-06 11:44:26 PM
Another Mission: Impossible movie?  Works for me, as I'm a big fan of the television series and the movies (except M:I 2...fark that farking movie).

However...

There are a few things the creative team behind the next M:I would be wise to do (or not do):

1.  Stay away from the "rogue element within the IMF" or "former IMF operative comes back to exact revenge" plotlines.  They've been done, and to a largely ill-received outcome.  (Jim Phelps = villain of the first M:I movie, and why?  Because FARK YOU, Mission: Impossible fans, that's why.)

2.  No more about Ethan Hunt's wife.  They were smart to keep her out of M:I 4 (except for that bit at the end) and they should stick with that.

3.  Go back to the roots of the franchise; with the IMF basically starting over, now's as good a time as ever to have the movie franchise cling a little tighter to the series it's based upon.  I want to see more of the clever and elaborate ruses and planned double-crosses that were the series' hallmarks.  I'd like to see respectable homages to the original series (Cinnamon Carter, anybody?  I even know who could play her: Scarlett Johansson.  She's got the glamour, the acting range, and the physical prowess to pull it off.  I'd suggest Rollin Hand too, but Ethan kinda has him covered).

4. Don't forget that these movies are based on a TV series about a GROUP of operatives working together to accomplish their objectives.  I know these are essentially Tom Cruise movies when all is said and done, but the IMF stands for "Impossible Mission Force"...a FORCE, not of one, but of many.  M:I 4 was the best movie yet to recall this and employ it.  Each team member had their moments to shine; that tradition needs to continue and strengthen.
 
2013-05-06 11:55:36 PM

Strongbeerrules: The interest in this thread will self-destruct in five seconds.


In the new movie I expect his orders to be delivered by Snapchat.
 
2013-05-07 12:37:26 AM

Klippoklondike: Ghost Protocol was really good, so I'm ok with this


I was too busy watching Paula Patton so I don't really know
 
2013-05-07 12:37:56 AM

AgtSmithReloaded: Another Mission: Impossible movie?  Works for me, as I'm a big fan of the television series and the movies (except M:I 2...fark that farking movie).

However...

There are a few things the creative team behind the next M:I would be wise to do (or not do):

1.  Stay away from the "rogue element within the IMF" or "former IMF operative comes back to exact revenge" plotlines.  They've been done, and to a largely ill-received outcome.  (Jim Phelps = villain of the first M:I movie, and why?  Because FARK YOU, Mission: Impossible fans, that's why.)

2.  No more about Ethan Hunt's wife.  They were smart to keep her out of M:I 4 (except for that bit at the end) and they should stick with that.

3.  Go back to the roots of the franchise; with the IMF basically starting over, now's as good a time as ever to have the movie franchise cling a little tighter to the series it's based upon.  I want to see more of the clever and elaborate ruses and planned double-crosses that were the series' hallmarks.  I'd like to see respectable homages to the original series (Cinnamon Carter, anybody?  I even know who could play her: Scarlett Johansson.  She's got the glamour, the acting range, and the physical prowess to pull it off.  I'd suggest Rollin Hand too, but Ethan kinda has him covered).

4. Don't forget that these movies are based on a TV series about a GROUP of operatives working together to accomplish their objectives.  I know these are essentially Tom Cruise movies when all is said and done, but the IMF stands for "Impossible Mission Force"...a FORCE, not of one, but of many.  M:I 4 was the best movie yet to recall this and employ it.  Each team member had their moments to shine; that tradition needs to continue and strengthen.


There appear to be some particles in my brain that are quantum entangled with yours.
 
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