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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Compelling Sequel

Two years ago I was lucky enough to see the best action film ever made. Yes, I said it! That movie was Mission: Impossible-Fallout.

I’ve seen a lot of action movies over the years but none had ever been as exhilarating as this movie. With suspenseful storytelling literally from beginning to end, Fallout excelled all of my wildest expectations. Last year I began to research the upcoming Mission: Impossible sequel, waiting for any news about the highly-anticipated seventh installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. For the last few months, the cast has begun to grow and now even more light has been shed on the upcoming action masterpiece.

In a recent interview, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie obliged that MI 7 will feature not one, not two, but THREE! “obscene” stunts that Tom Cruise will have to perform in this next movie. In fact, he went further to say these stunts made the helicopter stunt in MI-Fallout look like “child’s play.” What?!

That already sounds impressive enough as it is but as we grow closer to filming beginning for the film, the cast has begun to coalesce.

Simon Pegg is returning as Cruise’s loyal compatriot, Benji, and Henry Czerny, who portrayed Eugene Kittridge in the first Mission: Impossible film is also set to return. Ving Rhames’ Luther Stickell is currently questionable to return but the cast isn’t complete yet.

A couple of newcomers to join the cast are Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Shea Whigham (American Hustle) who will play currently undisclosed roles. But what’s the most exciting and impressive is that it appears this next Mission: Impossible movie will feature women even more prominently than previous installments. Continue reading ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Is Shaping Up to Be a Compelling Sequel

The Women of ‘Mission: Impossible-Fallout’

Ever since the first Mission: Impossible 22 years ago this franchise has become a favorite of anyone who loves a good action movie. Now the franchise has six movies and with its latest and best installment yet this franchise is easily one of my favorites of all time. But what really made Fallout stand out was its incredible inclusion of women in the film.

Up to this point we have only ever seen, at the max, three women in a single Mission: Impossible film and most of the time those women are killed off before we can get a good grasp on their character (remember Keri Russel’s character in Mission: Impossible III?) Fallout didn’t do that. In fact, it gave us an all-time high in terms of its inclusion of women with four awesome females who stole the show and took control of their various situations. So, I’m going to celebrate these women and all of the importance they brought to this film.

Erika Sloane

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Erika Sloane, the newest director of the CIA, is a boss! She’s so awesome. Her character doesn’t appear often in the film but when she does she steals the show with her authoritative personality and Angela Basset portrays the character perfectly. Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt isn’t usually intimidated by anyone but there is definitely a respect he holds for her that is beautiful to observe.

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