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This Mission: Impossible—Fallout Featurette is Full of Footage of Tom Cruise Doing Inadvisable Things

Tom Cruise, preparing to do something nuts.
Tom Cruise, preparing to do something nuts.
Image: Paramount Pictures

I love Tom Cruise. Every Tom Cruise action movie is a joyful montage of Cruise running from setpiece to setpiece, doing a series of immensely inadvisable acrobatic feats that somehow, improbably, all work out in the end.

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This new behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Mission: Impossible film is, naturally, full of exactly that, with lovely and immensely dangerous stunt work from Cruise and a warm aura of excitement from everyone involved.

“People talk about the action,” Cruise says in the featurette. “But what they’re responding to is your investment in the characters.”

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I dunno, I’m not sure character investment requires jumping out of an airplane.

What does the new mission for Ethan Hunt entail? After watching this featurette, I’m still not sure. But it looks fun. Check it out.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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He’s crazy as a shithouse rat, but you have to admit, he doesn’t phone it in. He plays every role, whether it involves dangling from a helicopter or putting on a fat suit and a bald wig, with the same intensity.