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Tom Cruise chooses to accept Mission Impossible 6, begrudgingly

09.16.2016

You know, I like Tom Cruise. As an actor. As a person, I don't know (mainly because if I was the kind of person who hung out with Cruise on the reg, I probably wouldn't need to support myself writing on the internet). And I like the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE movies for the most part as well. There's never been a bad MISSION IMPOSSIBLE movie (I actually love the early '00s goofiness of the John Woo-directed sequel) and Brad Bird's GHOST PROTOCOL was an actually great spy film, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE name or no.

This brings us to MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 6 (though I'm sure that'll be replaced with some vague and generic subtitle) to be directed by ROGUE NATION director Christopher McQuarrie (who, in my opinion, did one of the blander entries). Having McQuarrie return would be a first for the series, which before had switched directors - and styles - between each installment.

However, there almost wasn't a new installment, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Cruise almost left the project due to disagreements with the studio, Paramount Pictures. This included, among other things, dispute over back-end compensation.

Things seem to be going forward with the film, however, as both sides seem to have come to an amicable agreement. Pre-production has resumed on the film, with the studio aiming for a planned summer release next year. 

So you guys excited? And what's your favorite M:I movie?

Extra Tidbit: David Fincher and Joe Carnahan were both approached at one point for MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 before J.J. Abrams ended up taking the gig.
Source: THR

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12:10AM on 09/19/2016
MI: 2 is the most rewatchable. It's a great film no matter what the haters say.
MI: 2 is the most rewatchable. It's a great film no matter what the haters say.
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9:58PM on 09/17/2016
1. Mission: Impossible
2. Rogue Nation
3. Ghost Protocol
4. M:I2
5. M:I3
The first one is the most distinctive and one of my favourite dePalma films - it actually felt like a true spy film to me, not just full of explosions. Rogue Nation felt like a throwback to me as far as the style and spy elements and also definitely made a star out of Rebecca Ferguson. I loved it. There's nothing wrong with Ghost Protocol, it's a solid action film, while Mission: Impossible 2 is pretty mediocre but at
1. Mission: Impossible
2. Rogue Nation
3. Ghost Protocol
4. M:I2
5. M:I3
The first one is the most distinctive and one of my favourite dePalma films - it actually felt like a true spy film to me, not just full of explosions. Rogue Nation felt like a throwback to me as far as the style and spy elements and also definitely made a star out of Rebecca Ferguson. I loved it. There's nothing wrong with Ghost Protocol, it's a solid action film, while Mission: Impossible 2 is pretty mediocre but at least has John Woo flair. I was a fan of JJ Abrams and Lost and Alias when Mission: Impossible 3 came out but I have to say I was sorely disappointed. It ripped a few key elements from Alias episodes, and on top of that, it the structure with the scene at the beginning being from the middle - (another thing ripped from Alias episodes) really sucked the tension out of the film. Frankly, the whole thing felt like TV to me instead of a big film, despite the budget.

Honestly, the M:I series has been pretty consistent so I say bring on another entry.
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7:48PM on 09/17/2016
I was 11 when the first M:I came out, and I loved it. Now at 31, I think Ghost Protocol is the best, but Rogue Nation is more fun.
I was 11 when the first M:I came out, and I loved it. Now at 31, I think Ghost Protocol is the best, but Rogue Nation is more fun.
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12:18PM on 09/17/2016

My fav are...

2 and 3 are really neck to neck the action in 3 was relentless and intense and the action in 2 was pretty solid as well the stories weren't half bad either. 4 and 5 and 1 were more like the old TV show which I'm surprised they haven't tried to bring back yet either. I hope 6 has more cool stunts and action and a good story. 5 like the article said was sort of bland to me it felt like it was playing it safe.
2 and 3 are really neck to neck the action in 3 was relentless and intense and the action in 2 was pretty solid as well the stories weren't half bad either. 4 and 5 and 1 were more like the old TV show which I'm surprised they haven't tried to bring back yet either. I hope 6 has more cool stunts and action and a good story. 5 like the article said was sort of bland to me it felt like it was playing it safe.
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11:59AM on 09/17/2016
One is my favorite, however, as it has been previously pointed out it is a completely different type of movie than the rest of the series. 5 just might be my next favorite. It really surprised me. 2 was just awful.
One is my favorite, however, as it has been previously pointed out it is a completely different type of movie than the rest of the series. 5 just might be my next favorite. It really surprised me. 2 was just awful.
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12:01AM on 09/17/2016
With the exception of 2, each one is better than the last. Bring it, I'll be there.
With the exception of 2, each one is better than the last. Bring it, I'll be there.
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11:53PM on 09/16/2016
Tom Cruise loves making these movies. To push himself like he does you might've figured that out, but he's also gone on record saying that. At the same time, when the money isn't there why go through all that again?
Tom Cruise loves making these movies. To push himself like he does you might've figured that out, but he's also gone on record saying that. At the same time, when the money isn't there why go through all that again?
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11:41PM on 09/16/2016
Paramount Execs: "Just do another sequel Tom, you're already a millionaire, why are you fighting us for more MILLIONS after the MILLIONS we already offered you?? Please Tom, just come out of the closet already! Cruise: "But I'm not...I'm not IN here..."
Paramount Execs: "Just do another sequel Tom, you're already a millionaire, why are you fighting us for more MILLIONS after the MILLIONS we already offered you?? Please Tom, just come out of the closet already! Cruise: "But I'm not...I'm not IN here..."
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10:26PM on 09/16/2016
I vote for ghost protocol as the best one. 2 was the worst.
I vote for ghost protocol as the best one. 2 was the worst.
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8:09PM on 09/16/2016
Rogue Nation is great. I can't wait for MI 6
Rogue Nation is great. I can't wait for MI 6
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8:07PM on 09/16/2016

I like 4 the best.

I find 3 to be overrated. It has the best villain, sure, but Ethan's team members are underdeveloped and the action sequences were uninspired. I just feel like Abrams didn't really have a distinctive style there, mixing some slo-mo slickness of Woo with some grittiness of Greengrass.
I find 3 to be overrated. It has the best villain, sure, but Ethan's team members are underdeveloped and the action sequences were uninspired. I just feel like Abrams didn't really have a distinctive style there, mixing some slo-mo slickness of Woo with some grittiness of Greengrass.
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7:14PM on 09/16/2016
I thought Ghost Protocol was extremely well done and re-energized the franchise. I also enjoyed Rogue Nation and would put that at #2. From there it's MI3, MI, and MI2.

I liked MI2 and watch it every now and then, but I think it's the weakest of the franchise. Looking forward to #6, even though I'm disappointed they broke the streak of a new director for each entry.
I thought Ghost Protocol was extremely well done and re-energized the franchise. I also enjoyed Rogue Nation and would put that at #2. From there it's MI3, MI, and MI2.

I liked MI2 and watch it every now and then, but I think it's the weakest of the franchise. Looking forward to #6, even though I'm disappointed they broke the streak of a new director for each entry.
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6:08PM on 09/16/2016

I agree,ROgue Nation wasn't bad but I do think it was pretty generic compares to 3 & GP

1. Mission Impossible 3
2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
3. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
4. Mission Impossible II (Cheesy as all get out but at least its got style and ambition)
5. Mission Impossible (The most generic film of the lot)
1. Mission Impossible 3
2. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
3. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
4. Mission Impossible II (Cheesy as all get out but at least its got style and ambition)
5. Mission Impossible (The most generic film of the lot)
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7:54PM on 09/17/2016
I don't think the first one was generic, it was just in a different genre. While Mission:Impossible 2-3-4-5 were action movies, the first one was more like a thriller.
I don't think the first one was generic, it was just in a different genre. While Mission:Impossible 2-3-4-5 were action movies, the first one was more like a thriller.
5:59PM on 09/16/2016

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To me, a good villain is a huge deal in these kinds of movies, so I will give 3 the nod. Honestly, I am a pretty big fan of all the odd numbered entries. I like Ghost Protocol too, but the villain barely registered, and name me a memorable scene other than the Dubai skyscraper sequence.
To me, a good villain is a huge deal in these kinds of movies, so I will give 3 the nod. Honestly, I am a pretty big fan of all the odd numbered entries. I like Ghost Protocol too, but the villain barely registered, and name me a memorable scene other than the Dubai skyscraper sequence.
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5:23PM on 09/16/2016
I like all the M:I films, but the first is still my favorite. Probably b/c it's the most different from the rest of the series. It feels like a spy movie with a few great action set pieces, whereas the others seem to be action movies about spies. I liked the 5th movie, but would have preferred a new director since I feel the new approach to the material kept this series fresh and interesting.
I like all the M:I films, but the first is still my favorite. Probably b/c it's the most different from the rest of the series. It feels like a spy movie with a few great action set pieces, whereas the others seem to be action movies about spies. I liked the 5th movie, but would have preferred a new director since I feel the new approach to the material kept this series fresh and interesting.
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