Tom Cruise has once again wowed the world with his jaw-dropping stunts. The Hollywood superstar has returned with the seventh installment of his Mission Impossible franchise, and the first reactions are out. Critics have unanimously given a thumbs up to the feature.
According to the reviews, the film is ‘fantastic’ with some of the best action sequences in the history of movies. It also boasts a ‘fantastic’ story and some of the most compelling characters on the big screen. Some even went as far as to call it ‘the best in the series.’
The movie was screened in Rome, Italy, for its world premiere, and the crowd seemed to go gaga as the cast appeared at the venue. As per Variety, the audience cheered and clapped when the stars appeared on the big screen. Cruise drew the most applause when he appeared on the red carpet, as his fans gave him a standing ovation. Cruise had spent more than an hour mixing with his fans at the Spanish Steps in the heart of the Italian capital earlier. He praised how people from different cultures all come together to enjoy cinema. The actor also wished for the success of his new film and thanked all the locals who had gathered to watch the event.
Director Christopher McQuarrie and a large contingent of the film’s cast, including Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Frederick Schmidt, and Mariela Garriga, were also present at the event’s red carpet. The film follows the events of Fallout from 2018 and stars Cruise as Ethan Hunt.
When asked how the new film compares to previous installments of the franchise, Cruise didn’t give a clear answer. He said that he would like to think it’s the best in the series, but he also admitted that it’s difficult to top the excitement of Top Gun: Maverick.
In his review for Collider, Perri Nemiroff said that the latest movie is a worthy successor and is worth a look. She added, “Yet again, the production value is THROUGH THE ROOF with some of the most well-defined and exhilarating set pieces photographed in ways that make you feel like you’re in the middle of it all. The emphasis on capturing things in camera makes a huge difference.”
However, she did mention that the movie might be a bit too long and need to have the emotional heft of the original. She concluded, “Overall, it works as Chris McQuarrie’s ambitious examination of/meditation on AI and the dangerous path we might be on. And with all that, it’s still a ton of fun, and I HIGHLY recommend it.”
Another critic for Forbes, Mark Dilworth, had a similar reaction. He called the movie a “fantastic, dynamic story with excellent new characters.” In his review, he added that the film’s final set piece ranks in the series’ top 2-3 all-time.