Mission: Impossible

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can't help that i want to see this.

the Enrique who acts like some kind of good taste gestapo (Enrique), Friday, 5 May 2006 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, Vanessa Redgrave and Brian De Palma!

Ebert gave MI3 2-1/2 stars, which is like zero from a critic with actual standards.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 14:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Like yourself.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Ebert's review is typically amusing though.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:00 (sixteen years ago) link

And he gave Hoot 1 and a half stars or something.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Truly impossible missions:

http://filmexperience.blogspot.com/2006/05/history-of-missions-impossible.html

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Well it's true that Ebert does rate like a lot of the hoi polloi do, nothing gets less than 3 out of 4 unless it actually made him angry that he had to sit through it. There must be some pretty serious things wrong with MI3 from his standpoint, and as much as I would hate it and avoid it anyway, Ebert giving it 2.5 is a hefty caution.

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:02 (sixteen years ago) link

otm

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:03 (sixteen years ago) link

link to Ebert's review...? (incidentally no way in hell am I seeing this movie, I'm just curious and find Ebert's reviews chuckleworthy sometimes)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:04 (sixteen years ago) link

better, Armond deals with it in a cold 100 or so words:

http://nypress.com/19/18/film/ArmondWhite.cfm

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:07 (sixteen years ago) link

rogerebert.com

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:08 (sixteen years ago) link

I love De Palma and loved the first one. But this one...

J.J. Abrams
Director - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)

Star Trek XI (2008) (announced) (attached)
The Good Sailor (2007) (pre-production)

Mission: Impossible III (2006)
... aka M:I-3 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
"Alias"
- Authorized Personnel Only: Part 1 (2005) TV Episode (minor segments) (uncredited)
- Authorized Personnel Only: Part 2 (2005) TV Episode (minor segments) (uncredited)
- The Telling (2003) TV Episode
- Almost Thirty Years (2002) TV Episode
- Truth Be Told (2001) TV Episode
"Lost"
- Pilot: Part 2 (2004) TV Episode
- Pilot: Part 1 (2004) TV Episode

"Felicity"
- Todd Mulcahy: Part 1 (1999) TV Episode
- Friends (1999) TV Episode

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:21 (sixteen years ago) link

When all that stuff about Katie Holmes having to stay silent while giving birth was going on, did anyone use "Mission Impossible" as a headline?

Vitbe... *pause*... Is Good Bread (Dada), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:25 (sixteen years ago) link

what really bugs me is that these movies are pretty much ethan hunt 007 movies... mission impossible is supposed to be about a cool TEAM!!

i like how they dispensed with that in the first one but they've really painted themselves into a corner

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Tom is all about ensembles.

No Barbara Bain, no cred

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:31 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, I was just saying, the other day, how these movies are nothing like a mission: impossible

I really liked the first one and have seen it a few times, wasn't bothered about the second one and saw a wee bit of tit when it was on the telly once, not really interested in the third one and don't mind whether I see it or not

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 15:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually, the only reason I'm interested in this one is to see PSH play a Bond villain.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:03 (sixteen years ago) link

a wee bit of tit ; )

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Whose tit?

Vitbe... *pause*... Is Good Bread (Dada), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link

http://mx13.free.fr/c1/acteurs/tom-cruise/tom10.jpg

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:13 (sixteen years ago) link

it kind of annoys me that they even bother co-opting the Mission:Impossible name. they should just call it BOND USA or something.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:13 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, or Impossible Mission like the C64 game!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:17 (sixteen years ago) link

'real' actors playing supervillains doesn't usually pan out, ie Walken in View to a Kill prefigured his subsequent sad-joke roles. otoh, Brandauer in Never Say Never Again...

(lotsa reviews say PSH doesn't get much meat in this)

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:18 (sixteen years ago) link

But yeah, as noted above, M:I was all about the team of skilled operatives doing skilled operative things, not just Action Dude with Sub-Bond Sidekicks.

Did anyone ever watch the 2nd one more than once? is there a point?

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:19 (sixteen years ago) link

i really liked mi2 the first time i saw it and then i revisited it and wondered what the hell i was thinking the first time

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:21 (sixteen years ago) link

You stopped loving doves filmed in slow motion.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:22 (sixteen years ago) link

"'real' actors playing supervillains doesn't usually pan out,"

too true - cf. Malkovich, Dennis Hopper, tons of others.

(exception = Pacino in Dick Tracy!)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:24 (sixteen years ago) link

what about HANS GRUBER

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:24 (sixteen years ago) link

or even HANS GRUBER'S BROTHER

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:26 (sixteen years ago) link

gene hackman as Luthor?

Terence Stamp?

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:27 (sixteen years ago) link

yaeh, real actors play FUNNY supervillains more successfully... no one shivered at Big Boy Caprice did they? Hackman as Luthor, David Warner in Time Bandits, etc.

I liked Malkovich in that Eastwood pic.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Hackman bugs me, in general.

Kneel Before Zod = teh classic, of course.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (sixteen years ago) link

i'd say real actors as villains works out as much as it doesn't work out

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (sixteen years ago) link

hackman was a BRILLIANT luthor.

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (sixteen years ago) link

But i will agree that "realistic"-type acting does not tend to go all that well in the exaggerated world of Bond/superheroes, etc.

for example, (ignoring the plot) Timothy Dalton & Robert Davi in License to Kill.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Warner's hilarious in Time Bandits. not bad in Tron either. (not sure what qualifies him as a "real" actor - did he do Hamlet or something?)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:30 (sixteen years ago) link

oh waitamin, what about Batman Begins & Xmen(1/2)?

xpost Warner is classically trained, right? Also did outstanding voicework in Baldur's Gate 2 as the villain.

also, Peter Cushing in SW

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:31 (sixteen years ago) link

remembered another pointless mid-90s villain turn - Irons in Die Hard 3.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:31 (sixteen years ago) link

okay I'm comin around to s1ocki's POV

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:32 (sixteen years ago) link

yes, Warner played Hamlet with the RSC. I saw him do Undershaft in Major Barbara on Broadway, two days after 9/11.

(OK, how about solid actors who get to use more than 5% of their chops playing big baddies? I think Brandauer and Malkovich qualify here.)

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:37 (sixteen years ago) link

warner in time after time

RJG (RJG), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:39 (sixteen years ago) link

in fact, I enjoyed the first two X-flicks b/c they had such strong actors in the 3 leads(2 were shakespearean britishes and one did show tunes)

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:46 (sixteen years ago) link

What actress could pull off a bond/supervillian?

we can pretty much rule out sharon stone.

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:47 (sixteen years ago) link

gloria stuart?

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:48 (sixteen years ago) link

what's her face from that movie where she was naked a bunch. The Last Seduction. I had big crush on her, but she was pretty evil in that movie.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Sigourney could do it (I'm surprised she hasn't already)

X-Men movies are great, kingfish otm for why too. (next one's gonna BLOOOOOOWWWWWW)

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Why didn't Dr. Evil kill off the very concept of the post-1967 supervillain?

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 May 2006 16:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Alice Krige?

kingfish doesn't live here anymore (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 5 May 2006 17:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Angelica Huston

remy (x Jeremy), Friday, 5 May 2006 17:02 (sixteen years ago) link

were there really that many supervillains pre-1967?

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 5 May 2006 17:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Rewatching some Ghost Protes in lieu of election returns (and suddenly realizing that 'we gotta stop them nukes!' was basically the plot of the new one also but oh well). Ethan Hunt can save us tonight if no one else can.

Extreme - 'Bron-Yr-Aur' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:08 (three years ago) link

These things are basically like Home Alone inasmuch as the majority of the trauma inflicted would kill or at least permanently disable those afflicted but forget it, Jake, it's Looney Tunes.

Extreme - 'Bron-Yr-Aur' (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:11 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I’m taking a quick break from filming to tell you the best way to watch Mission: Impossible Fallout (or any movie you love) at home. pic.twitter.com/oW2eTm1IUA

— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) December 4, 2018

Number None, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 22:49 (three years ago) link

buy me an HD TV and I'll figure it out, thanks Mr Cruise

sans lep (sic), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 23:04 (three years ago) link

Thought for sure it'd be something about boosting one's thetan levels.

Mom's out working, for fulfillment (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 4 December 2018 23:49 (three years ago) link

tom cruise <3

niels, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 21:45 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

god the entire dubai sequence is ghost protocol is so fucking good, brad bird i love u

a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 16 February 2019 11:31 (three years ago) link

Hunt throwing away the gloves confirms his basic deathwish and reveals his true personal mission to be sweet release from this life. Which, as we see, is impossible because he's just so damn talented.

A functioning gazebo made of Candlebox cassingles (Old Lunch), Saturday, 16 February 2019 13:23 (three years ago) link

I just this minute invented that subtext in the name of japery but now I'm wondering if there isn't something to it, hmm.

A functioning gazebo made of Candlebox cassingles (Old Lunch), Saturday, 16 February 2019 13:24 (three years ago) link

he’s so damn good that this was supposed to be his last movie, after which he’d hand the franchise over to Jeremy renner, but his performance necessitated a mid-movie rewrite to bring him back in! THAT’S how powerful he is!

a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 16 February 2019 15:09 (three years ago) link

someone needs to make a movie where he gets literally cucked because Hollywood has done it metaphorically in at least three different major franchises

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Saturday, 16 February 2019 15:13 (three years ago) link

and yet he persists

Number None, Saturday, 16 February 2019 15:16 (three years ago) link

nevertheyes

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 February 2019 15:48 (three years ago) link

love renner fwiw but can he carry a big franchise im saying no

but if he keeps making movies about his guy from wind river raining sweet justice on ne'er-do-wells i guess thatd be good

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 February 2019 15:50 (three years ago) link

Cruise broke his foot filming Fallout and went on to fly a helicopter backwards & jump out of an aeroplane with no parachute

Renner broke his arm filming Tag and went on to stand still while they put whooshy moving sound effects over him

steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:54 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Fallout was no Rogue Nation or Ghost Protocol but the peaks were on par. I enjoyed the absurd helicopter pursuit at the end but not as much as the two-part chase through the streets of Paris. Rebecca Ferguson remains the current co-MVP of the series, pretty obviously. They should always put her on a motorcycle in these flicks and keep her motives murky.

the twist w/r/t John Lark was fairly obvious, but it still worked. I enjoyed the method in which it was revealed, since i still like a good mask trick in this series.

oh yeah and i also really liked Vanessa Kirby as the White Widow, and her role as the daughter of Max from the first one (I'm just assuming, with her calling her mom by the name "Max" in her speech).

omar little, Sunday, 3 March 2019 22:31 (three years ago) link

eleven months pass...
nine months pass...

Tom Cruise went ballistic on the Mission: Impossible 7 crew for breaking COVID protocols...pic.twitter.com/WbIpVlja7w

— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 16, 2020

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 04:05 (one year ago) link

Pretty OK imo

circa1916, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 04:20 (one year ago) link

well i'd rather he wasn't aggressively threatening a group of his employees with the threat they won't be able to work on his aging dumb power fantasy and i'd be curious if exactly what he was losing his shit over actually mattered. but sure, we all wish we could scream at people making this worse.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 04:26 (one year ago) link

man.....dude is really like that

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 04:28 (one year ago) link

Yeah. In the history of “caught on set” movie star meltdowns, this at least has the veneer of being relatively righteous.

circa1916, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 04:41 (one year ago) link

man.....dude is really like that

there's a reason Frank "TJ" Mackey and Lev Grossman are his only tolerable roles (that involve acting) for a solid three decades after Risky Business

huge rant (sic), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 04:58 (one year ago) link

even in the most throwaway roles he has that weird, tightly coiled energy

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 05:11 (one year ago) link

Undeniably a freakishly intense weirdo. Heard at least two 1st hand accounts about him from people I know pretty well who painted him as an unusually decent Hollywood Dude to behind the scene folks, so slightly tainted by anecdotes.

circa1916, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 05:40 (one year ago) link

A naive question probably but how is this verbal abuse tolerated in an industry that is so heavily unionized?

badg, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 13:57 (one year ago) link

Yeah, how dare they tolerate a tirade literally intended to ensure they keep working despite apparently (and one presumes repeatedly) flouting safety rules that could shut the whole production down. Strike, strike, strike!

(More) seriously though, I assume he is a producer on the film, and I also assume this is what producers do all the time and have forever, to the extent that it's an archetype. Except I assume producers (and stars) have historically yelled at people for lesser things then breaking protocol during a deadly pandemic. "What happened to all the fucking jelly donuts!!!!!!"

And yeah, I've read lots of accounts of him being really good to crew and cast alike.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 16:37 (one year ago) link

the tape is him bellowing repeatedly at a group of people that he'll fire them and it appears to have only captured part of the rant. there is literally no universe in which that particular screamfest is reasonable. if the crew did something that's worth being fired over because it put them or others at risk, fire them in a non-public environment. you don't line up a group of employees and yell "i'll fucking fire you! i'll fucking fire you as well! and you over there!" it's psychotic.
yes, people should be protected and smart during covid. no, this is not the way to do it.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 16:53 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Mark Gatiss and Indira Varma announced as being in MI7 (and seemingly also MI8 maybe?)

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Friday, 12 March 2021 03:00 (one year ago) link

rob delaney??

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 March 2021 09:29 (one year ago) link

also in Deadpool 2 and the on-current-release Tom & Jerry movie

armoured van, Holden (sic), Friday, 12 March 2021 09:30 (one year ago) link

don’t get me wrong i love him, i think it’s great

those two you just mentioned feel like much more natural delaney joints

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 March 2021 09:32 (one year ago) link

He's also in Hobbs & Shaw (and also Mission Impossible films are frequently funny, though some of that is taken up with Simon Pegg)

MI7 and 8 were being filmed back to back - it was six years between 2&3, and then a year shorter each instance until 3 years between Rogue Nation and Fallout - Covid is the planet reacting to the possibility that by this time next year we'd be living in a permanent MI singularity.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 12 March 2021 09:43 (one year ago) link

planet offtm

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 March 2021 09:56 (one year ago) link

I'm assuming Delaney is playing a boorish American liaison at MI5 or something.

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Friday, 12 March 2021 13:03 (one year ago) link

Henry Cavill, face burned half away yet still alive, bursts into the embassy to get forcible skin grafts from Delaney

MUSTACHE / OFF

armoured van, Holden (sic), Friday, 12 March 2021 13:12 (one year ago) link

honestly just make that the whole next movie, no Cruise required

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Friday, 12 March 2021 13:18 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yfn2XBGC2E

Number None, Monday, 23 May 2022 14:07 (two months ago) link

I choose to accept it

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 11:00 (two months ago) link

My only real takeaway is that there seems to be more Vanessa Kirby, so yeah, big thumbs up.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 11:34 (two months ago) link

Other than the first film, was never really into these. And lockdown happened and as these were all on streaming services watched all in one go and grew to love. So yeah, looking forward to this.

Ste, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 15:27 (two months ago) link

Cruise is getting too old for these roles. I hope they shaded off the physical demands on him during the filming and let doubles do the hard stuff.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 16:20 (two months ago) link

“they”

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 16:25 (two months ago) link

" "

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 16:26 (two months ago) link

name them

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 16:28 (two months ago) link

they 100% used digital de-aging on his face, in some of those shots he looks younger than he did in the last MI movie

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 25 May 2022 16:28 (two months ago) link

"they" is Cruise!

Vinnie, Wednesday, 25 May 2022 23:34 (two months ago) link

in Aimless's post, I mean. not in One Eye Open's post, but who knows with Cruise

Vinnie, Thursday, 26 May 2022 02:43 (two months ago) link

this is just for you, sic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfnnujU1DUk

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Thursday, 26 May 2022 02:52 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

i think ppl would like 2 more if they thought of it less as a mission: impossible movie and more like two hours of the most maximally cool shit happening at all times. euphoric

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 5 August 2022 15:44 (one week ago) link


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