Tom Cruise is crazy. We all know that. I don’t mean in the jumping on the couch sort of way though. He’s willing to go above and beyond to give audiences the thrills they desire from a Mission: Impossible movie.
In 2011’s “Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol” he hung himself outside Dubai’s Burj Khalifa tower. So what does he do to top it off? Strap himself to the outside of an aeroplane as it takes off 5000 feet in the air of course. In the upcoming “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation”, due in Malaysia and Singapore on the 30th of July 2015, that’s exactly what he does.
Naysayers will no doubt comment that it’s easy and isn’t as risky as what vintage Jackie Chan used to do. Sure these death defying stunts are calculated risks and extra caution is taken to ensure the safety of the stuntman especially when it’s your movies lead and even more so when it’s a global superstar. Still it doesn’t take away from the fact that it takes a mix of confidence, courage and insanity to attempt this on your own when a stuntman or CGI double could pull it off.
For that kudos to Mr. Cruise.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Cast & Crew Information
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Screenplay: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris