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Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 was finally revealed at its star-studded world premiere in Rome on Monday night, drawing a gala performance in the Auditorium della Conciliazione, just a stone’s throw from the Vatican.
Held alongside the independently run Rome Festival’s Alice in the City, this high-end event is dedicated to films for young audiences. The film’s local distributor is Eagle Pictures, which has a local distribution partnership with Paramount. Much of the highly anticipated action movie has been shot in the Italian capital.
“Dead Reckoning Part One” follows the events of “Fallout,” in which Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and his crew of secret agents save the world from a nuclear catastrophe amid a series of double crosses. The 2018 release was the highest-grossing entry in the franchise to date, grossing nearly $800 million at the global box office.
The new film stars Cruz again, along with returning series players Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cherny, and Vanessa Kirby. Newcomers to the series include Hayley Atwell, Bum Klementieff, Cary Elwes, Rob Delaney, Indira Varma, Shea Whigham, Mark Gatiss, Esai Morales, and Charles Parnell.
As expected, the movie drew strong notices from its premiere due to the impressive stunts. One of the most notable death-defying stunts pushed into the marketing has Cruise riding a motorcycle off the edge of a cliff.
said Simon Pegg, who returned for “Dead Reckoning” after appearing in the previous five installments diverse That the core of the film is the relationship between Cruise and director Christopher Macquarie, which began in 2011 with “Ghost Protocol” on which Macquarie worked as an uncredited writer.
“It became a sort of self-sustaining evolving relationship where they just galvanized each other and challenged each other to push the story forward; to scale up the ambition.
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Collider’s Perry Nemiroff said it was “another winner of the franchise” with “through the roof” production values and “well-defined, delightful set pieces.”
Uproxx writer Mike Ryan said that “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1” works like Christopher McCurry’s ambitious study/meditation on artificial intelligence and the dangerous path we might take. “
Joe Decklemeyer of Screenrant said “Hayley Atwill steals every scene she’s in.”
Gizmodo and io9 writer Germain Lussier called it “brilliant”, with a definitive set-piece arrangement in the first two or three of the franchise, despite being “a bit dense at times”.
“It does the best job so far of the first of two features at feeling like its own movie while setting up the next half,” said Indiewire executive editor Kate Erbland.
Fandango’s Erik Davis called it “a finely crafted action movie that never ceases to entertain.”
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