TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 18, 2018
Love him or hate him, you can't deny Tom Cruise's dedication to making the stunt work in his films as realistic as possible. His philosophy behind this is that it makes it more visceral for the audience when they can tell that it's really him doing the stunt work as opposed to some younger, more qualified stuntman.
I don't know that it necessarily makes his films better, but it's pretty undeniable that the Mission: Impossible films have gotten better as they've gone along—with the second one being the exception that proves the rule—and a lot of that is thanks to Cruise's willingness to put the film above his own personal safety. This new featurette showcases the many stunts that Cruise undertook while making the latest film in the franchise, Fallout, including the jump between buildings where he broke his foot and effectively shut down the production for a few months.
If advanced word of mouth is to be believed, however, it all paid off as the film is getting rave reviews from most critics. It's definitely the last highly anticipated action flick of the summer, so I guess it's good that we're going out on a high note. Find out for yourself when M:I—Fallout opens a week from Friday on July 27.