“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.
After the insanity of the last few films, #MissionImpossible7 has a tremendous amount to live up to, but one thing I’ll say now in quick reaction format: it does the best job yet of recent “part 1 of 2!!” features in feeling like its own film while setting up for the next half.
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) June 19, 2023
#MissionImpossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 is fantastic.
Dynamite, timely story. Excellent new characters. Huge variety of action and a final set piece that ranks top 2-3 all-time for the franchise.
It gets a little dense at times but its pace & intensity more than cover that. pic.twitter.com/prm2wa6ZD6
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) June 19, 2023
#MissionImpossibleDeadReckoning is incredible. The fastest 2 hr 30 min movie I’ve seen in a long time. One of the best films I’ve seen this year and @TomCruise has done it again. Demands to be seen on the biggest screen. Cannot recommend this movie enough. pic.twitter.com/GOB1WyX2Mi
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 19, 2023
#MissionImpossibleDeadReckoning this phenomenal! Hayley Atwell STEALS ever scene she’s in. This is now my favorite #missionimpossible film. With the AI being the villain, this feels like a cautionary tale. The action had my heart rate elevated. That train scene is mind blowing! pic.twitter.com/raHLqTwqEO
— Joseph Deckelmeier (@joedeckelmeier) June 19, 2023
I had the absolute best time watching #MissionImpossible – an impeccably made action film that does not stop entertaining. Each action sequence is long, crazy & intense. The story is big & sprawling, but I like how it both felt complete & left you dying for what comes next pic.twitter.com/iNaKlDMH8l
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) June 19, 2023
There’s a car chase scene in #MissionImpossibleDeadReckoning that brought me so much joy, it reinvigorated my love for the summer blockbuster. The craftsmanship of this franchise is unmatched. The final train sequence is a whopper too – I caught myself leaning IN from my seat.
— Nigel Smith (@nigelmfs) June 19, 2023
#MissionImpossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is another winner for the franchise. Yet again, the production value is THROUGH THE ROOF with some of the most well-defined and exhilarating set pieces photographed in ways that truly make you feel like you’re in the middle of the… pic.twitter.com/yAX0eJ1t1t
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) June 19, 2023
#MissionImpossible DEAD RECKONING PART 1: Tom Cruise hates streaming so much he’s made an algorithm the villain. And bless his crazy ass, b/c this is a behemoth-sized spectacle, one go-for-broke set-piece after the next, close to FALLOUT excellence. Henry Czerny fans will go nuts pic.twitter.com/Gj7fYdAr8I
— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) June 19, 2023
#MissionImpossibleDeadReckoning is the best movie of the year! @TomCruise has done it again! Jaw-dropping action, high stakes, and a pulse-pounding third act that’ll have you on the edge of your seat! #TomCruise is better than ever, and #HayleyAtwell is incredible! pic.twitter.com/eBFwKmJG2M
— Rohan Patel (@KingPatel7) June 19, 2023
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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.