Mission: Impossible 6


#223

It really really is… Quite unbelievable.


#224

So here’s some clarity on the nature of Henry Cavill’s character, August Walker


#225


#226

I’m digging the new poster. And we’re getting a new trailer on Wednesday!


#227

LOVE that poster. This will definitely be making its way to my wall at some point in the not too distant future.


#228

It somehow manages to incorporate all the major players without looking too crowded.


#229

Seems like Cruise and company are hitting every beat with this film that Bond should be hitting. The film looks energetic and fun whereas SPECTRE couldn’t have looked more dour and dull. Just compare the poster campaigns for FALLOUT vs SPECTRE, and so on.

If FALLOUT turns out to be the film we think it’s going to be, EON’s going to have a serious task on their hands to get Bond both back to where it should be and also up to the standard that Cruise is setting with his spy franchise.


#230

The stunts cannot be topped by Bond, that’s for sure. Although one might argue that Bond films never were attempting what Cruise is doing in these films.


#231

A subtle and fresh take on the floating heads posters to be sure. Looks modern and energetic.

Not sure Bond was ever what Cruise’s MI is about. Cruise’s Hunt is a super agent. I don’t think Bond was ever about that. Thing is, even IF they were to attempt emotion and battle scarring, I would think MI would do it better than Bond. Bond seems to ladle it on in truck loads.

Back to subtlety…


#232

MI: Rogue Nation is what Spectre should have been.


#233

Exactly. And the fact that they moved it up to the summer to get it out first only made SPECTRE look even more tired by comparison.


#234

As impressive as the stunts from the last couple of Mission: Impossible films have been they don’t come close to the ski jump from The Spy Who Love Me or the bungee jump from GoldenEye. While I have appreciated the emphasis on story and deeper characterizations of the Craig era I do think Bond is due for another major stunt like they use to do.

I would really like to see Bond and M:I try to one up each other in friendly competition.


#235

New trailer…


#236

Looks utterly sublime.


#237

Um…

WOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!!


#238

I just texted that to a friend and his exact response was “he’s become the American James Bond.” :joy:


#239

Amazing! But I was so sold already I almost regret watching it because of all the awesome scenes I’ll now be looking for to happen when I’m in the theater. Also, it’s pretty clear that our suspicion was right that they’ve lifted the villain’s escape plan right out of Licence to Kill.


#240

The ol’ transport van is definitely the weak link in keeping movie villains locked up. Patriot Games had the same thing.


#241

S.W.A.T. used it too and The Dark Knight.


#242

So we’re agreed, no idea is a new idea. (And this in MI6 didn’t necessarily get ‘lifted’ from LTK…)