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(The Verge)   Apparently the one mission they couldn't finish was actually getting the next two movies made   (theverge.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Film, Impossible series, eighth installments of the Mission, release dates of the seventh, original release date, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., Tom Cruise  
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2022-01-25 8:55:36 AM  
Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?
 
2022-01-25 9:12:16 AM  

beezeltown: Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?


You are aware that Cruise does most of his own stunts in person and not it front of a green screen?

It's what drive film insurance companies nuts. They'd MUCH prefer he stick with CGI.
 
2022-01-25 9:46:11 AM  
I've enjoyed all the mission impossible movies except the first one.  That one shiat all over fans of the original MI.
 
2022-01-25 10:00:06 AM  

labman: I've enjoyed all the mission impossible movies except the first one.  That one shiat all over fans of the original MI.


#2 was worse, IMHO. It's weird that the series didn't start getting good until #3, but they've been solid ever since.
 
2022-01-25 10:08:45 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: labman: I've enjoyed all the mission impossible movies except the first one.  That one shiat all over fans of the original MI.

#2 was worse, IMHO. It's weird that the series didn't start getting good until #3, but they've been solid ever since.


I thought the first one was pretty decent, but I have no attachment to the original series.

But #2 is definitely the weakest.  It's pure John Woo, but without any of the cheesy fun of something like Faceoff.
 
2022-01-25 10:18:41 AM  
Toast
TOAST!
 
2022-01-25 10:19:31 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Incorrigible Astronaut: labman: I've enjoyed all the mission impossible movies except the first one.  That one shiat all over fans of the original MI.

#2 was worse, IMHO. It's weird that the series didn't start getting good until #3, but they've been solid ever since.

I thought the first one was pretty decent, but I have no attachment to the original series.

But #2 is definitely the weakest.  It's pure John Woo, but without any of the cheesy fun of something like Faceoff.


It was a film made for 14 year old boys.

"What if...what if they BOTH did stoppies on motorcycles at the same time...while SHOOTING at each other?"

Despite this, my white-haired mother thinks they're great, and has seen all of them. We've seen the last two in theaters together. I don't get it at all, as I'll see a black-and-white foreign film with subtitles pop up on a streaming service and think "mom would probably like this."
 
2022-01-25 10:23:16 AM  
The expense of Cruise's hair dye alone must have set them back considerably.
 
2022-01-25 10:28:19 AM  
Mission Impossible: The Mobility Impaired Protocol
 
2022-01-25 10:28:38 AM  
From the Creators of "Girl, Interrupted" and "Mission Impossible" comes...

MISSION, INTERRUPTED
 
2022-01-25 10:45:54 AM  
Didn't Cruise have some airplane movie coming out? Did it get released straight to Blu-Ray?
 
2022-01-25 10:50:19 AM  

rhodabear: Didn't Cruise have some airplane movie coming out? Did it get released straight to Blu-Ray?


May 27th.
 
2022-01-25 11:10:32 AM  
Tom Cruise is going to dominate Hollywood when his pandemic films start releasing.  Then he'll probably release a documentary called, "The Pandemic Years", which track his film making efforts.

We've got two Mission Impossible films AND Maverick so far.  What else will he film?
 
2022-01-25 11:12:26 AM  
Tom Cruise is becoming Vin Diesel in his old age- crank out the same franchise shiat over and over again because nobody wants to see you in anything else.

Sure he's making a ton of money.  But I'm sure deep down he was taking risks again and making art house.
 
2022-01-25 11:18:39 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: labman: I've enjoyed all the mission impossible movies except the first one.  That one shiat all over fans of the original MI.

#2 was worse, IMHO. It's weird that the series didn't start getting good until #3, but they've been solid ever since.


MIs ranked

1. Fallout
2. Ghost Protocol
3. Rogue Nation
4. I
5. III
6. II
 
2022-01-25 11:41:39 AM  

scotchcrotch: Tom Cruise is becoming Vin Diesel in his old age- crank out the same franchise shiat over and over again because nobody wants to see you in anything else.

Sure he's making a ton of money.  But I'm sure deep down he was taking risks again and making art house.


Art house films don't make Scientology-level money.  I don't think acting as an art has appealed to him in at least a decade, likely two.
 
2022-01-25 11:49:10 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: labman: I've enjoyed all the mission impossible movies except the first one.  That one shiat all over fans of the original MI.

#2 was worse, IMHO. It's weird that the series didn't start getting good until #3, but they've been solid ever since.


The second one sucked, too...   I think they've been pretty solid starting at the third one.

I just hated the first movie because it would be like Ethan Hunt selling out the team because his government retirement sucked.  Jim Phelps from the TV show would have never sold out the country.  It just wasn't his character.
 
2022-01-25 12:07:40 PM  

labman: Incorrigible Astronaut: labman: I've enjoyed all the mission impossible movies except the first one.  That one shiat all over fans of the original MI.

#2 was worse, IMHO. It's weird that the series didn't start getting good until #3, but they've been solid ever since.

The second one sucked, too...   I think they've been pretty solid starting at the third one.

I just hated the first movie because it would be like Ethan Hunt selling out the team because his government retirement sucked.  Jim Phelps from the TV show would have never sold out the country.  It just wasn't his character.


The funny (?) part was, if I'm remembering correctly, they actually wanted Peter Graves to portray Phelps in the movie, but he saw what they were doing to the character and he said GFY.
 
2022-01-25 12:17:54 PM  
Rogue Nation, Ghost Protocol, and Fallout are three of the best action films of the last 20 years, IMO. Fallout is absurdly well-crafted with nary a single wasted shot.
 
2022-01-25 12:23:54 PM  

BrianGriffin: Rogue Nation, Ghost Protocol, and Fallout are three of the best action films of the last 20 years, IMO. Fallout is absurdly well-crafted with nary a single wasted shot.


Agree, though I do think the climax with the helicopter is probably the weakest part of the film.
 
2022-01-25 12:53:19 PM  
I understand the delay on movies where development is in progress.  By the time it gets released TG:Maverick will be three years beyond its original release date.  Everything I've seen and heard about it makes it look fantastic and a sure thing.  SP:NWH proved a movie can make dollars today, why is it still delayed?
 
2022-01-25 1:13:36 PM  

mjbok: SP:NWH proved a movie can make dollars today, why is it still delayed?


Probably because "No Way Home" is the first real proof of this.  It also had a bit more going for it in terms of built-in audience.
 
2022-01-25 1:21:46 PM  

Man On A Mission: beezeltown: Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?

You are aware that Cruise does most of his own stunts in person and not it front of a green screen?

It's what drive film insurance companies nuts. They'd MUCH prefer he stick with CGI.


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2022-01-25 1:26:19 PM  

mjbok: I understand the delay on movies where development is in progress.  By the time it gets released TG:Maverick will be three years beyond its original release date.  Everything I've seen and heard about it makes it look fantastic and a sure thing.  SP:NWH proved a movie can make dollars today, why is it still delayed?


Because movie audiences, until basically now, were a fraction of what they were pre-pandemic.  It hasn't been until Spider-Man that a movie has hit projected revenue numbers for a blockbuster.  Dune didn't crack $400M, and the movies before that were dismal.

They really didn't want to release a $150M movie with a $75M+ marketing budget into a place where it would only make a little bit of money.  Making it basically the opening to the summer 2022 blockbuster season was the right move.
 
2022-01-25 2:07:59 PM  

AteMyBrain: Man On A Mission: beezeltown: Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?

You are aware that Cruise does most of his own stunts in person and not it front of a green screen?

It's what drive film insurance companies nuts. They'd MUCH prefer he stick with CGI.

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And that's how he got injured and why we have the delay.  He never should have been up there doing his own stunts.  He should have just used a green screen and CGI.  But noooo, he has to go fight the jolly green giant all by himself and get hurt.  He shouldn't have tried that attack-on-titan getup for fighting the big dude, either.
 
2022-01-25 2:26:41 PM  

aungen: He never should have been up there doing his own stunts.  He should have just used a green screen and CGI.  But noooo, he has to go fight the jolly green giant all by himself and get hurt.  He shouldn't have tried that attack-on-titan getup for fighting the big dude, either.


So much this.  People laud Cruise for doing his own stunts and also laud him for the Covid stances he took to protect the livelihood of his crew.  However him doing his own stunts is basically the opposite of protecting the livelihood of his crew.  Him being tough cost thousands of people weeks (if not months) of work (and pay) due to his need to be his own stunt man.
 
2022-01-25 2:27:08 PM  

AteMyBrain: Man On A Mission: beezeltown: Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?

You are aware that Cruise does most of his own stunts in person and not it front of a green screen?

It's what drive film insurance companies nuts. They'd MUCH prefer he stick with CGI.

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Wow Tig Notaro is looking great
 
2022-01-25 2:29:37 PM  

scotchcrotch: Tom Cruise is becoming Vin Diesel in his old age- crank out the same franchise shiat over and over again because nobody wants to see you in anything else.

Sure he's making a ton of money.  But I'm sure deep down he was taking risks again and making art house.


I sure as hell wish he was.  More Collateral, more Magnolia.  Less of this shiat.
 
2022-01-25 2:48:53 PM  

AteMyBrain: Man On A Mission: beezeltown: Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?

You are aware that Cruise does most of his own stunts in person and not it front of a green screen?

It's what drive film insurance companies nuts. They'd MUCH prefer he stick with CGI.

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Counterpoint:

How Tom Cruise Was Filmed Jumping Out Of A Plane In 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' | Movies Insider
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And another one (fark won't let me embed multiple)

Just because there is CGI and green screens are involved doesn't mean Cruise isn't putting himself in harm's way and, as others have pointed out, jeopardizing the production.
 
2022-01-25 5:40:24 PM  

DecemberNitro: AteMyBrain: Man On A Mission: beezeltown: Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?

You are aware that Cruise does most of his own stunts in person and not it front of a green screen?

It's what drive film insurance companies nuts. They'd MUCH prefer he stick with CGI.

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Wow Tig Notaro is looking great


I'll take something nobody has ever said for 1000, Alex
 
2022-01-26 7:05:01 AM  

AteMyBrain: Man On A Mission: beezeltown: Tom Cruise will eventually grow tired of scrambling in front of a blue screen. At what point will the movie become entirely CGI?

You are aware that Cruise does most of his own stunts in person and not it front of a green screen?

It's what drive film insurance companies nuts. They'd MUCH prefer he stick with CGI.

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You realize the green screen in your pics are to add in backgrounds and that Tom is still doing his own stunt work, right? I mean, if you were trying to prove my point, good job.

Also:

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