After the success of the Mission: Impossible television series that ended in the '70s, the movie franchise started with the release of the first Mission: Impossible in 1996. In the 26-year span of the franchise so far, these movies have seen many different cast members, directors, and writers. Even with the different directors' approaches to some of the films, they still remained consistent in delivering the action-packed movies their fans wanted.
Coming in as film number seven in the long-running franchise, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One has action movie fans chomping at the bit for its release. As with any Mission: Impossible movie, there is no shortage of over-the-top action sequences in the short two-minute teaser. Though some fans like to joke that they are here for all the sequences of Tom Cruise running, there is so much more to unpack in this preview.
Here is what happens in the teaser trailer. Where Does The Mission: Impossible Take Place? Paramount Pictures Nothing is really known yet about the plot of the next installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Because of this, the first few flashes of the settings in the trailer make it difficult to determine the main location for the movie.
The trailer starts with what appears to be a man riding a horse in a desert in a possible attempt to outrun a larger group of people on horses before a giant sandstorm seen in the distance overtakes them. From there, it quickly flashes to an aerial view of the Vatican City in Rome. It then cuts to a view of the camera following a small yellow car through the streets of Rome in an apparent car chase sequence.
After a nightclub scene in an unknown location, it then pans over a motorcycle rider in a valley between mountains. Along with all the international locations we see flash across the screen, we also get a really great callback to the original movie with the inclusion of a train. The train was such an integral part of the plot and ultimately the end of the 1996 movie that it is great to see a reuse of that in the newest addition to the franchise.
Paramount Pictures True to form with any Mission: Impossible movie, there are a number of very notable cast members. There are many that are reprising roles from previous movies in the franchise as well as some very welcome additions. Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames (Ethan Hunt and Luther Stickell, respectively) are the only cast members to have played their roles in every Mission: Impossible movie thus far.
Simon Pegg's character Benji has been in the franchise since the third movie, and Rebecca Ferguson (Dune) comes back in her role as Ilsa Faust whom she played in both Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and Fallout. In another great call back to the first movie, we get to see Henry Czerny come back as Eugene Kittridge. With all of these great comebacks, we also get to see Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
2), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) just to name a few. It will be exciting to see just what roles these actors have and how they bring their characters to life. Paramount Pictures After the flashes of the various locations at the beginning of the trailer, we hear the voice of Eugene Kittridge, who we can assume is speaking to Ethan Hunt about the next mission for him and his team.
As his voiceover warns Ethan that everything he has been fighting for is gone and everything moving forward will be completely different, the action in the trailer does not slow down. We get sequences not only like the ones mentioned at the beginning of the trailer, but we also see gun fights, hand-to-hand combat, underwater bombs, and some more infamous train scenes. A little more than halfway through the trailer we see who is presumably the main antagonist in the movie.
Donning extremely dark sunglasses and some sort of breathing apparatus, the as-yet-unknown person releases large bursts of some sort of green gas in a closed room of people. The breathing apparatus and the way the people react to the green gas make it seem as if it is at the very least toxic if not deadly. That will remain to be seen until the movie comes out.
After more car chase scenes, more fighting, and of course more of Tom Cruise running, the trailer ends with a quintessential stunt of Cruise riding a motorcycle off a mountain or cliff but cuts to the Mission: Impossible title screen before we can see what sort of aerial stunt he ends up pulling off. Action movie fans and Mission: Impossible fans are excited about subsequent trailers and the release of the movie in July 2023.