Mission: Impossible - films and tv series

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  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    There's a shot of Bond looking toward Patrice as they ride over the rooftops on the motorcycles that's always very rough in appearance to me. Could just be a green screen issue, I don't know what it is, but it stands out to me in every viewing. It's one of those moments where I wish they'd let the stuntmen do their thing and not give us a jarring close-up on Craig's face.

    Not crazy about it either, but it’s one of those things I brush it aside like seeing Sir Rog in front of a rear projection in the PTS for TSWLM.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited May 2023 Posts: 15,104
    Yeah dodgy greenscreen work is different to dodgy stunt doubling. Some of the face replacement stuff works a treat: especially in NTTD when I was pretty convinced he was riding that bike in the PTS in the cinema.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
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    M_Balje wrote: »
    How posters can look like when released on BD and 4K

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    Random appearance of Scott Adkins in the MI thread, courtesy of Bajle. And I am here for it.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    I think it’s time to retire this poster design.

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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I guess that's the new, generic template for posters, after so many years of that blue/orange balancing act in virtually every poster out there. I don't like it.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Quite interesting that Mission Impossible is back to being top of the hierarchy again: last time I'd say it was definitely 'Fallout' that was the primary message.

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    mtm wrote: »
    Quite interesting that Mission Impossible is back to being top of the hierarchy again: last time I'd say it was definitely 'Fallout' that was the primary message.

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    Yes, I've noticed the words "Mission: Impossible" have gotten bigger and bigger since the fourth film. M:I-3 underperformed at the box office and Paramount very clearly downplayed the "M:I" name in the next movie. I swear they were trying to trick the general public into going to see a Tom Cruise action movie called Ghost Protocol. Then the words "Mission: Impossible" have gradually increased in size for Rogue Nation, Fallout, and now Dead Reckoning.
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    Why can't bond get those cool posters.
  • mattjoesmattjoes matjoevakia
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    M_Balje wrote: »
    How posters can look like when released on BD and 4K

    Mission-Impossible-7-bluray.jpg

    Mission-Impossible-7-4k.jpg

    Mission-Impossible-7-dvd.jpg

    Random appearance of Scott Adkins in the MI thread, courtesy of Bajle. And I am here for it.

    That would some way to sell movies. Double editions containing two movies with the same name.

    Buy Michael Mann's timeless crime masterpiece, Heat (1995), and also get to see Burt Reynolds kicking ass as Nick Escalante in the 80's classic, Heat (1986).

    Buy the otherworldly love story of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Twilight (2008), along with the detective story of Paul Newman in Twilight (1998). There's no better double bill than teenage vampires and PIs!
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited May 2023 Posts: 4,460
    Mi7 will be 156 minutes (2hr, 36 min), that's 8 minutes less then NTTD

    https://www.darkhorizons.com/mi-7-confirmed-as-longest-mission-yet/
    reports that this first part of the two-part story clocks in at a runtime of 156 minutes without credits – taking it past previous record holder 2018’s “Mission: Impossible Fallout” at 147 minutes. The prior films have all hovered around the two-hour mark.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I guess it could end up reaching that NTTD runtime if the credits are longer (or if we get a post-credits trailer or scene from Part 2).
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    Is the biplane stuff actually from MI: 8 or just publicity stuff?
    It's hard to determine with Cruise and MI.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    M_Balje wrote: »
    Mi7 will be 156 minutes (2hr, 36 min), that's 8 minutes less then NTTD

    https://www.darkhorizons.com/mi-7-confirmed-as-longest-mission-yet/
    reports that this first part of the two-part story clocks in at a runtime of 156 minutes without credits – taking it past previous record holder 2018’s “Mission: Impossible Fallout” at 147 minutes. The prior films have all hovered around the two-hour mark.

    That's great, thanks. Fallout didn't feel overlong at all so I'm happy with another that length.
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    Does the length of a film really matter?
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    Benny wrote: »
    Does the length of a film really matter?

    No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough. -Roger Ebert. Same with books and video games.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Benny wrote: »
    Is the biplane stuff actually from MI: 8 or just publicity stuff?
    It's hard to determine with Cruise and MI.

    I think that was utilized as a sort of marketing/publicity stunt but seems poised to actually be in the film. That's a lot of work for it not to be in the final film, anyway, so I hope it is.

    And yes, runtime is irrelevant to me, it's all about pacing. I've seen 90-100 minute films that felt like they were never going to end and three hour epics that flew by.
  • mattjoesmattjoes matjoevakia
    edited May 2023 Posts: 6,789
    Benny wrote: »
    Does the length of a film really matter?

    Here we go down this rabbit hole again. But I'll play along.

    Does it matter for quality? No, not fundamentally so. But it still matters in a certain way, depending on what the filmmakers are trying to achieve with the film. And a long film is inherently different from a short one.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    M_Balje wrote: »
    Mi7 will be 156 minutes (2hr, 36 min), that's 8 minutes less then NTTD

    https://www.darkhorizons.com/mi-7-confirmed-as-longest-mission-yet/
    reports that this first part of the two-part story clocks in at a runtime of 156 minutes without credits – taking it past previous record holder 2018’s “Mission: Impossible Fallout” at 147 minutes. The prior films have all hovered around the two-hour mark.

    Your math is wrong. The link you provided says “without credits”, so if we were going by that metric NTTD is 153 minutes without credits, which makes MI7 three minutes longer.
  • Posts: 118
    M_Balje wrote: »
    Mi7 will be 156 minutes (2hr, 36 min), that's 8 minutes less then NTTD

    https://www.darkhorizons.com/mi-7-confirmed-as-longest-mission-yet/
    reports that this first part of the two-part story clocks in at a runtime of 156 minutes without credits – taking it past previous record holder 2018’s “Mission: Impossible Fallout” at 147 minutes. The prior films have all hovered around the two-hour mark.

    Your math is wrong. The link you provided says “without credits”, so if we were going by that metric NTTD is 153 minutes without credits, which makes MI7 three minutes longer.

    Who cares as long as the film is awesome I'll be happy so far by the trailers it looks awesome.
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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Thanks; looking forward to it. Slightly naff trailer music on that one. I'm not a huge fan of Balfe, but he did score that first teaser trailer excellently.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Joe Kraemer was probably my favorite.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited June 2023 Posts: 15,104
    I liked Kraemer's one a lot, but I must admit that I watched Ghost Protocol again recently, and Giacchino's score (and I'm usually not a fan of him either) hits exactly the right spot. It's big and brassy and fun and works with the film perfectly. Kraemer's is perhaps a notch down on the exuberance scale.
    I'd love to know what went on with him and McQ though.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Yeah it’s a real shame Kraemer got screwed over and replaced by a Zimmer clone.
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    I've liked all the scores so far, to be honest. There isn't really a bad one among them.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited June 2023 Posts: 15,104
    Yeah none are bad. Balfe's is probably the least to my taste, but it is effective.
    Elfman's has always been a score I really enjoy.
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    Michael Giacchino's score for M:I-3 is one of my favorite film scores of all time. I've listened to it all the way through literally hundreds of times. Definitely my favorite of the series, although they all are good in their own way.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    I don't remember it very well I must admit; I'll give it a listen now as it's probably the one I know the least.

    The weirdest thing for me is that I think still no-one has produced a better version of the main theme than Elfman did for his opening titles.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Maybe he should ask Paramount to move his own release date rather than demand that from rival studios. I get it. By only opening it a week before OPPENHEIMER, that only allows one week on IMAX.

    Not that it matters to me, I was never going to see MI7 in IMAX, whereas I'll absolutely see OPPENHEIMER on that because it was actually shot with 65 mm IMAX film.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    edited June 2023 Posts: 13,904
    First come, first served. It's a touch egotistical for him to go making demands like that. I will still go and see MI7 though.
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