Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One Review: Mr. Ethan Hunt, The MVP of Action Genre is back!

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Cast- Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, Pom Klementieff,  Irving Rhames, Luther Stickell, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Henry Czerny, Shea Whigham, Greg Tarzan Davis, Cary Elwes, Charles Parnell, Rob Delaney, Indira Varma and Mark Gatiss.

Produced By- Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie

Directed By- Christopher McQuarrie

Runtime- 2 Hours 43 Minutes

The 7th installation of Mission Impossible was released on 12th June I watched it yesterday due to college, but let’s move to the review.

Mr. Ethan Hunt can be called ageless wonder as Tom Cruise again promises the best action scenes, and if we talk about the movie, I can say that this is how an action movie should look like, and the movie is perfectly balanced with action scenes and the story. The story flows great thoroughly with the plot, and they have kept a cliffhanger at the end, predicting what the second part of the movie will look like and whether it will be the last instalment of this franchise or not. Those who didn’t see the previous part of the movie can watch it as an action movie, and I am sure that they will have a great time watching the movie. Tom Cruise, I think, can be easily called the MVP of action scenes as he’s the ageless wonder.

If we talk about the story, It is simple as the other parts but something different, especially in the 2nd half. Ethan Hunt who’s an IMF agent and is assigned on a mission in which they must track down some dangerous weapons which can affect humanity, and they have to go through the globe to find the solution to this problem. Will Ethan Hunt and the team find the solution or not? For that, go and watch Mission Impossible 7 in the theatres near you.

This movie was my first Mission Impossible movie, which I watched in theatres like the others I watched during the lockdown. It was a surreal experience watching Mr Cruise back as Ethan Hunt after 5 years and the makers of the movie have made it worth the wait they also confirmed that the 2nd part of this movie will release next year, which is 2024, on 28th June 2024 but seeing the current situation which is going on the US due to the Writer’s Union having a strike it may get delayed but let’s hope for the best. Also if we talk about the movie runtime, which is 2 hours 45 minutes and a typical action movie genre, fans can easily go through the movie and enjoy it thoroughly. Not only Tom Cruise but everyone in the supporting cast performed very well. Everyone was Top Notch.

Let’s talk about the performances:

  • As I said before, Tom Cruise can easily be called the MVP of the action movie genre. He’s an ageless wonder because, at this age, he’s fit; he still looks dashing and doing stunts like the mountain one at the age of 61 is a salute. For me, Tom Cruise is the one who keeps working hard and surprises us whenever we see them. Tom makes every impossible stunt easy without any safeguards and no stunt double. Tom acted very well in the film, especially I liked the fact that how he used every action scene balanced reactions. He can be easily called the Soul of the Mission Impossible franchise. Tom Cruise is and only be the Ethan Hunt we want to see.
  • Now the performance of the lady who surprised me and loved to see her performance is Hayley Atwell as Grace. Hayley Atwell looks so good in the movie whenever she comes on the screen; she sparkles in every scene and performs so amazingly throughout the movie. Seeing her as Agent Carter and lastly seen in Multiverse Of Madness felt great because with every reaction, especially in the 1st half, she would rock every scene. Every scene with Tom Cruise is where you will laugh, and their chemistry is superb.
  • Rebecca Ferguson, as Ilsa Faust, is someone whom you have been attached to through the previous movies, is someone who performs well but will shake you up in the 2nd half, and the negative thing was she didn’t have much screentime which kind of I didn’t expect.
  • Let’s talk about another Marvel Girl who was a badass throughout the film, Pom Klementieff as Paris. Seeing her as Mantis, who was cute and silent but not having a serious role. It turned out all opposite here. She was badass, silent, deadly and very effective in the film. If her role were extended more, she would have killed it. Though having not had many dialogues, she was promising and seeing her this badass; it was surreal.
  • Esai Morales as Gabriel having more role in the 2nd half was a surprise as nobody knew in the 1st half what we would do in the 2nd half by using his wit. He was more effective in the climax with Tom.
  • Simon Pegg as Benji and Irving Rhames as Luther were promising as both shared a great bond with Tom, especially in the Airport sequence. That sequence of this trio was my favourite.
  • Vanessa Kirby, as Alana, didn’t have much impact in the film but can say that she will indeed have a significant role and maybe turn out to be something else and shock everyone.
  • The others in the supporting cast, like Henry Czerny, Shea Whigham, Greg Tarzan Davis, Cary Elwes, Charles Parnell, Rob Delaney, Indira Varma and Mark Gatiss, were good as they were good.

I liked three scenes in the movie, which personally became my favourite. 1st was the Abu Dhabi airport scene in which Tom Cruise stands out tall when he confuses the opposite agents by making them fool with their fellow friends. The 2nd scene I liked the most was the chase scene in a car which was a funny scene between Cruise and Atwell. That whole scene was full of action and banter. The 3rd and last, which is in talks when the trailer is released and is the highlight of the movie, is the Mountain Climbing on a Bike. That shocked everyone as, naturally, you never see a 61-year-old guy doing that kind of a stunt without a harness and a without a stunt double. That scene, It’s a Salute to Mr. Tom Cruise.

In conclusion, I can say that Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning: Part 1 is a gripping movie that will keep you tight throughout the film and won’t make you feel bored in any scene. Action genre lovers will enjoy the movie, especially those in 4DX.  Also, girls can go to crush on Tom Cruise as boys will primarily go to have a crush on Hayley Atwell and Rebecca Ferguson. So yes, watch the seventh instalment of Mission Impossible in theatres near you.


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