Mission: Impossible returns this weekend–Why do the stunts look real?

Mission impossible scene

This weekend in theaters across the country you could see some exciting previews of coming movies, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Everest (as well as some that look like duds, which shall go unnamed).  One of the best was this behind the scenes look at Mission: Impossible–Rogue Nation, which hits theaters this weekend.

The marketing folks for this fifth entry in the modern Mission: Impossible reboot series have been parading this poster of Tom Cruise hanging from the side of an airplane for months.  For any other movie we’d yawn and note it as another action sequence in what has really been a solid action series.  Each film has Cruise doing some physical maneuvers.  Who can forget Cruise in the 1996 original film, hanging by two cables as he hacks a CIA computer after lowering himself from a ventilation duct into a secure facility room from after bypassing a laser grid.

mission impossible 5 poster

But this movie has something different.

Check out this preview and behind the scenes look at Cruise’s airplane stunt.  (Trust us, it looks pretty incredible on the big screen):

Here is the full-length preview for the movie:

Cruise is an excellent action star and more than any other actor his movies are reliable.  You can bet you’ll be entertained if the movie has Cruise attached to it.  Just look at his most recent movies: Edge of Tomorrow, Oblivion, Jack Reacher.  We can count only four movies over the course of his career that didn’t deliver.

Mission: Impossible–Rogue Nation is directed by Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie, and co-stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, and Rebecca Ferguson.  Look for it in theaters this Friday, July 31, 2015.

C.J. Bunce


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