Tom Cruise does a big stunt, part 5

Ethan Hunt and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to realize it, but the Mission Impossible movies are all just built around Tom Cruise doing a big stunt. The first film was one of the more subtle examples, but make no mistake: that shot of Cruise running from the exploding aquariums was in every trailer. Part 2 had all the ridiculous motorcycle combat. I’m not sure what the big stunt was in part 3, but there must have been one. Let me check…oh yeah! There was all that business with the missiles on the bridge! Part 4 had Cruise hanging off a building in Dubai, and now part 5 has him hanging off a plane! I’m starting to wonder if they think up the big stunt first and then build a movie around it.

All snark aside, though, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation doesn’t look too bad from this teaser. I’m sure it will be enjoyable. I mean, it has Simon Pegg in it. That alone scores it some points.

Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation comes out July 31, 2015.

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