Back in theaters, five years after the release of the last film in the Mission: Impossible saga, with the seventh chapter titled Mission: Impossible – Paying for Death – Part One. But why this new adventure of secret agent Ethan Hunt is divided into two partsand the second and last one, which will be released with an already scheduled date, in June 2024. With this trick of shooting a long film split in two, the production guaranteed two films in the saga to run in two years. and viewers will be able to find their favorite characters on the big screen without having to wait years for the next release.
What Mission Impossible – Paying for Death was a much larger project than in previous chapters, this could already be guessed from the large cast full of stars that make up the film: in addition to the obvious return Tom Cruise, also in a producer role, we find his trusted assistants Benjy and Luther, played respectively by Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a former MI6 agent very close to Ethan, and the White Widow (Vanessa Kirby). Then we have new recordings of Hayley Atwell as the saga’s new protagonist, Grace, and Esai Morales as the new main antagonist.
This time, Ethan Hunt is fighting a faceless enemy.
This time around, Ethan Hunt is fighting a faceless enemy, a being as defined in the film that is nothing more than an artificial intelligence that has taken control and is now acting on its own conscience. The goal of the secret agent is to find the key and find out what function it must perform in order to maneuver and destroy this entity, leading to the destruction of the world. Ethan’s conscience compels him to accept this task, although he is very tired and exhausted, but at the same time he has to face his personal demons, a never-totally unresolved drama that re-emerges from his past and that he is thus forced to live through. relive, overwhelmed by the fear he feels towards those he would like to protect and keep safe. In short, this new chapter is a film full of action and tension, like all films in the saga, but also much more intimate and deep, delving into the characters and their deepest fears.
Among the film’s strengths are the sets.
The film certainly finds one of strengths in selected settings. The film begins inside a submarine, which is as relevant as ever in this latest period, recreating a completely claustrophobic and high-voltage scene. Then we move to the airport Amsterdam, with another long episode with a lot of open spaces, but at the same time with peaks of anticipation caused by the threat of a nuclear bomb. Then we arrive in Italy, first Rome, where action and fun reign, with sixteenth-century car chases through the streets of the capital, touching the main sights of the city as if it were a tourist place, and moments so absurd that they will make more than one smile laugh. Then to Venice, where the atmosphere and mood changes, everything becomes more mysterious, gloomy and, above all, dramatic. As the last leg of this new chapter, we are on the Orient Express from Venice to Innsbruckand as the train crosses the Austrian Alps, the longest and most breathtaking scene in the movie takes place.
To find out how the adventure will end, we will have to wait until 2024.
Mission Impossible – Paying for Death therefore breaking the narrative in two, we’ll have to wait until next year to find out how this new Ethan Hunt adventure will play out, with Tom Cruise increasingly playing a role and increasingly determined, despite his advanced age, to fight the passage of time. time with the choice not to use stuntmen for even the most extreme and dangerous scenes. The audience will not be disappointed by the film, they will be able to find everything they expect from the chapter The task is impossible apparently including the iconic and famous soundtrack refrain, always able to make the viewer leave the hall with such excitement that it will make him imagine himself as a secret agent involved in an impossible mission.