Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble — Fall­out

Oman Daily Observer - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The sixth in­stal­ment of spy movie fran­chise “Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble”, which sees ac­tor Tom Cruise leap from a mil­i­tary plane 25,000 feet above Paris, pre­miered on Thurs­day in the French cap­i­tal. “Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble — Fall­out” tells the story of a mis­sion gone wrong.

Agent Ethan Hunt, played by Cruise, is hunted by as­sas­sins and for­mer al­lies as he races against time to pre­vent a ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion from pro­vok­ing a global catas­tro­phe.

Cruise, who is known for do­ing his own stunts, also races a mo­tor­bike hel­met-less through on­com­ing traf­fic round Paris’ Arc de Tri­om­phe and pi­lots a he­li­copter through moun­tain ravines in Kash­mir.

Hun­dreds of fans queued for hours to see the ac­tor ar­rive at a movie theatre close to the Eif­fel Tower.

“I have been at­tend­ing Cruise’s premieres for the past six years and it still has the same ef­fect; I am just as happy,” fan Ju­lia Mar­got said

Cruise told re­porters that film­ing in the city had of­ten been dif­fi­cult.

“It is al­ways a challenge but I am never afraid,” he said. “I chose to shoot in Paris be­cause it is so beau­ti­ful, it is a city of cinema.”

Rebecca Fer­gu­son, re­turn­ing as Hunt’s love in­ter­est — a gov­ern­ment agent sent to track his en­e­mies down — said she was happy women were in­volved in the ac­tion.

“We shouldn’t bring women in films just to cre­ate an equal­ity... women need to be there,” she said.

The film, di­rected by Christo­pher Mcquar­rie, will be re­leased in movie theatres world­wide from July 25.

The first five “Mis­sion: Im­pos­si­ble” movies have raked in $2.8 bil­lion at the box of­fice, ac­cord­ing to Box Of­fice Mojo, putting it in the top 20 movie fran­chises of all time.

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