Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Yeah, your review really got me thinking about this. I keep worrying how they will top the action from film to film but perhaps that will be where the key to the last two films will lie, in Hunt's character progression.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I somehow managed not to watch this at all in 2019, so some catching up is definitely needed.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on Mark Cunliffe 🇵🇸’s review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mark - I really recommend the Empire podcasts that Chris McQuarrie did about the last two films. He talks about Sean Harris, especially in the Rogue Nation one, and I think you'll enjoy what he has to say about him.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on Mark Cunliffe 🇵🇸’s review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

She was, Michael, although she fell pregnant when Cruise got injured so if he hadn't done his ankle we might have seen her do a lot more action!

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on Mark Cunliffe 🇵🇸’s review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

This is a great review, I really enjoy reading how people have found themselves warming to this franchise as it's improved, and I like your comparison points to Bourne and Bond. Really glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the namecheck!

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I haven't obviously seen Black Panther but from afar it does look as if it's also getting the token action film recognition.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Connor - I did want to add something about awards shows for smaller films, such as Independent Spirit, and those that are more curated in nature and how maybe those should be supported. But even those ignore certain kinds of films, disappointingly.

owen - Yeah, Fury Road's nomination just seemed…

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

There are longer reviews than this, some of them by me! But thank you.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I think I already listened to that. I listened to one over the weekend and I think it was that one.

Sometimes I wonder what it must be like to have a memory.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Thank you, Mark, that's actually nice of you to say. I've had a few people seem genuinely excited for me now that it's been released, my brand is well established!

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I don't know what that reference is. If it's a superhero film, I don't watch them!

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I don't watch superhero films, Nick, I may have mentioned this once or twice ;)

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Ahh, I misunderstand then.

I think there is room for Renner to return mainly because of the age factor with Rhames and Cruise especially, with him picking up more of the slack.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

McQuarrie says that no CGI was used in the movie but I guess the rocks could have been made of a lighter material. Like you, I missed Renner as I am a fan but I got the feeling he might have been put out by having his role reduced in…

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I have no intention of ever watching The Dark Knight so I can't compare it to that.

In terms of Casino Royale, the last three M:I films are better than every Bond film ever made (and I'm a massive Bond fan), and certainly better than Casino Royale, which I still…

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I'd forgotten to look out for it coming into this because it had become a bit of a running gag, so it was a great surprise when it happened.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

He presented it in such a way that it didn't actually matter if you knew the reference, but it was a nice surprise if you did. Same with Benji and the mask(s).

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Wasn't that such a great moment? No big fuss is made about it either, just a nice little nod that might lead to more. Much like Benji and the mask, we all get it but they didn't make a big show of it. Everything in this just works.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I have to say that I loved the middle because it really solidified the whole whirl of different parties swirling around Hunt and him realising he can't trust anyway except his own small team. But yes, a truly great film.

Steve G 🇵🇸 🇾🇪 commented on his own review of Mission: Impossible - Fallout

kevon - Tom's got your back. You're gonna like this.

jacob - Thank you, you're very kind, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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