It has been a long time coming. Unbelivably, the last instalment was five years ago. Tom Cruise was still in his 50s back then. Now Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One has finally been shared with the world at the global premiere in Rome last night, and here is what people are saying about it:
“It does the best job yet of recent ‘part 1 of 2’ features in feeling like its own film while setting up for the next half.”
Katie Erbland, Indiewire
“#MissionImpossibleDeadReckoning this phenomenal! Hayley Atwell STEALS ever scene she’s in. This is now my favorite #missionimpossible film. With the AI being the villain, this feels like a cautionary tale. The action had my heart rate elevated. That train scene is mind blowing!”
Joseph Deckelmeier, Screen Rant
“#MissionImpossibleDeadReckoning is incredible. The fastest 2 hr 30 min movie I’ve seen in a long time. One of the best films I’ve seen this year and @TomCruise has done it again. Demands to be seen on the biggest screen. Cannot recommend this movie enough.”
Steve Weintraub, Collider
“Works as Christopher McQuarrie’s ambitious examination of/meditation on AI and the dangerous path we might be on. (He doesn’t like it) With the inherent nature of being ‘part one’ (said that a lot lately), not as satisfying as ‘Fallout’”
Mike Ryan, Uproxx
“Yet again, the production value is THROUGH THE ROOF with some of the most well-defined and exhilarating set pieces photographed in ways that truly make you feel like you’re in the middle of the action. The emphasis on capturing things in camera makes a HUGE difference, and you can feel it. Also really dug the mission this time around and how the technology they’re after factors into the characters’ individual arcs.”
Perri Nemiroff, Collider
“#MissionImpossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 is fantastic. Dynamite, timely story. Excellent new characters. Huge variety of action and a final set piece that ranks top 2-3 all-time for the franchise. It gets a little dense at times but its pace & intensity more than cover that.”
Germain Lussier, io9
“I had the absolute best time watching #MissionImpossible – an impeccably made action film that does not stop entertaining. Each action sequence is long, crazy & intense. The story is big & sprawling, but I like how it both felt complete & left you dying for what comes next”
Erik Davis, Fandango
So normally we would say something like sure… fly us to Rome to see it early, put us up in a hotel and feed us wine and fine food and wed give you a glowing review too! However this is Tom Cruise. A game will undoubtedly be deployed and no phones will be evident. Quality is, at this stage, pretty much designed in.
Cruise gave a characteristically passionate speech at the premiere, in defense of cinema and the movie-going experience. He told the crowd that it is a unifying experience across cultural boundaries and that making movies and traveling are a joy to him.
“I’ve been able to have that because everyone here has allowed me to entertain them. It’s a privilege that I have never taken for granted. It’s my passion to entertain you, and I will always fight for big theaters and that kind of experience for everyone.”
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is set to hit cinemas on July 12th.
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