Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
2023, 163min., PG-13
Screenwriter: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klemetieff, Esai Morales, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Cary Elwes, Greg Tarzan Davis, Henry Czerny, Shea Whigham, Mariela Garriga, Frederick Schmidt
Nothing says pure summer delight more than a perfectly made action movie on the gigantic Cinestudio screen! And who is more qualified to serve it up than Tom Cruise himself, in the newest edition of Mission: Impossible? Channeling the world’s unease with the growth of artificial intelligence, Dead Reckoning Part One’s dangerous villain is a sentient AI intent on infiltrating the major defense and intelligence networks of the world. Enter Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his comrades from a secret espionage force, bidden to destroy what is now called The Entity and its human minions, by obtaining on the missing half of a cruciform key that could shut the evil AI down. Easier than it sounds, as Ethan & company chase whoever has the key through the UK Lake District, Venice, Rome, and the United Emirates. It’s Cruise’s amazing ability to do his own stunts that gets the most press, but it’s the characters and their resolve to save the world that keeps our interest. “Pure fun. Cruise has single-handedly persuaded us that the action genre has a new purpose: the box-office saviour of the live cinema experience.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.