22 years, six movies, and 3.6 billion! dollars. Yeah, the Mission: Impossible franchise is very successful. And at the helm of it all has been Tom Cruise. He has delighted us for over two decades with his breathtaking stunts and action-packed Mission: Impossible movies and the franchise’s latest installment, Mission: Impossible-Fallout, was its best entry to date with even more jaw-dropping action scenes and stunts performed by yours truly; Tom Cruise. At 56-years-old he has already defied expectations but, as the years go by, the day is imminent when Mr. Cruise’s years as the coolest secret agent ever will have to come to an end.
If the trend continues and we get yet another Mission: Impossible movie in 2021 he’ll be 59! One year away from 60! As we have seen from action movie actors such as Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise’s years as an action movie star are not at all close to an end. But Mission: Impossible is a tasking franchise with practical action scenes that require arduous endurance and skill. As the movies continue the action scenes get grander and it’s not going to be long before Tom Cruise won’t be able to do what he has done for so many years. And so we must look to the future of this awesome franchise and the directions that it can go so we can continue to enjoy these movies for years to come. Here are a couple of ideas of mine that I think would be a great fit for the franchise moving forward.
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I’ve watched a lot of trailers in my time. Some have been unforgettably awesome. Some have been downright forgettable. One of the best trailers I have ever laid my eyes on, however, was the Avengers: Infinity War teaser. It was on another level of epic. I have watched that trailer at least twenty times and every time I have ever seen I am covered in chills and utterly blown away by the trailer’s amazing tone. It presented the clear idea that Infinity War would be the climactic movie that we had been waiting six years for and I had no doubt that it was going to be the franchise’s most enjoyable installment. And it was.
Last Friday when the Avengers: Endgame dropped I screamed. I was that excited. For months I had waited and waited, hoping that at least the title would be dropped, and yet Marvel didn’t give us anything. Rumors kept appearing that the trailer was coming but as the weeks went by and the rumors continued turning up false I started not to care anymore.
When the trailer arrived I watched it with a wide-eyed carefulness, clinging to every word, every shot with the passion of someone desperate to get information from the new movie. To get a glimpse of what to expect. At the end of the two minutes, however, I found myself flabbergasted by how underwhelming the trailer turned out to be. I began to think that it was a teaser for the real trailer but then when I discovered that it was the official trailer I was at a loss of words. Continue reading Is the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Too Lackadaisical For Comfort?