“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” Early Reactions Marvel at Jaw-Dropping Action Epic

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt for the seventh film in the deathless Mission: Impossible franchise, and the early reactions hail yet another peerless action epic. After its star-studded world premiere in Rome on Monday evening at the Auditorium della Conciliazione—held up for 90 minutes due to a meeting between Cruise and Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the Palazzo Chigi, no less—the show finally went on as Cruise, director and co-writer Christopher McQuarrie, and many of the film’s stars, including Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Greg Tarzan Davis, Hayley Atwell, and Shea Whigham arrived.

Dead Reckoning Part One follows the seismic events in Fallout, where Cruise’s Hunt, along with his trusty team of Isla Faust (Ferguson), Benji (Pegg), and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames), helped stave off a potential nuclear nightmare. Now, the weapon they’ll be hoping to keep out of the hands of the bad guys is even more severe, and the potential for it to cause an entire system collapse of the known world order makes it the biggest threat Hunt and his Mission: Impossible team have ever faced. (Check out the trailer here for a taste of what’s to come.) This time, the team will be trying to keep an A.I. with the potential to destabilize the entire world out of the hands of villains who will, you guessed it, stop at nothing to try and control it.

Joining the aforementioned cast are newcomers Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Charles Parnell.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most.

Here are some of those early reactions. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One hits theaters on July 12.


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Featured image: Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning – Part One from Paramount Pictures and Skydance. Courtesy Paramount Pictures.


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