[Mis à jour le 15 juillet 2023 à 08h30] Ethan Hunt faces a formidable artificial intelligence in the last film of the saga "Impossible mission". The seventh episode, titled "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning" was released in cinemas on July 12, 2023. However, it is the first part of a diptych.
Indeed, a second part is soon planned in the cinema. For the time being, the release date in France is scheduled for June 26, 2024. However, this is subject to change due to the writers’ and actors’ strike which is currently agitating Hollywood and which could postpone the filming or the promotion of "mission impossible 8". Indeed, during the world premiere of the first part, Tom Cruise ensured that only 40% of the film had been boxed.
Behind the scenes of Tom Cruise’s leap into the void
Tom Cruise has accustomed us to spectacular stunts. In theaters since July 12, "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning part 1" is full of moments of titanic action scenes, between the airport, the chase through the streets of Rome, or the final train scene. During this last sequence, Ethan Hunt does the unthinkable: a motocross jump into the void from a cliff, before parachuting. This is also the first scene that was shot in the entire film.
And as Tom Cruise is used to, he himself performed this impressive stunt in Hellesylt, Norway. In a making-of video, director Christophe McQuarrie explains that it was "the first time [qu'ils prenaient] such a risk." For this sequence, it took years of preparation. Between the relentless training but also the millimeter calculations of the actor’s trajectories to be able to film the sequence in the most immersive way possible, this sequence was a headache to shoot. Especially since the stunt was performed without lining, without protection except the parachute, and without a green background.
If there’s one action movie to watch during the 2023 summer vacation, it’s probably this "Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning part 1". The feature film worn by Tom Cruise is intense spectacular entertainment accumulating at least three moments of bravery (at the airport, in the streets of Rome and the final scene on the train, we won’t say more) that leave the spectators glued to the back of their seats. Irresistible humor, frenetic pace, bewildering stunts, epic fights and reflection on the excesses of artificial intelligence, this seventh opus offers an explosive cocktail that works on all levels.
ThisAssignment Impossiblethus succeeds the skilful mixture between pure spectacle and modern political reflection, between entertainment and seriousness. First, on the dangers of artificial intelligence at the geopolitical, artistic and individual level. But this seventh episode also questions the franchise, reusing themes and scenes from the saga to open up to the future, in particular with the characters of Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff, overwhelming with charisma, who almost manage to steal the spotlight from franchise veterans. "Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning part 1"will reconcile everyone for sure, fans of the saga, and those who have not been convinced so far.
Synopsis– Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, and his team embark on a highly dangerous new mission: to track down a new weapon before it threatens all of humanity. It’s a real deadly race to the four corners of the world that begins for the agent, while an enigmatic enemy puts the lives of his loved ones in danger.
The most attentive spectators will not have missed it, the seventh opus of the impossible franchise is titled "Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning part 1".There will therefore be a sequel to the action film, since the plot is divided into two feature films. Let the fans be reassured however, part 1 does not end on a cliffhanger and we can decently wait before discovering the sequel. And fortunately, since the release is, for the time being, announced in French cinemas for June 26, 2024. It could nevertheless be postponed due to the writers’ strike which is currently agitating Hollywood.
Marvel films have imposed the fashion for post-credits scenes, so much so that when the names scroll on the screen, a moment of hesitation invades the room: should we stay until the end in the hope of seeing a new scene? In the case of "Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning", the answer will relieve the viewers, since no additional scene is visible in the middle or at the end of the end credits. So you can leave the room with peace of mind!