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Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) cruise to the top, again. Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) leads this Mission Impossible (MI) film franchise for the seventh time, now.

It seems that for Tom Cruise, age is just a number, as he refuses to age. So, we all know that Tom is on the wrong side of the sixty years. But it seems that he is not going to slow down anytime soon. Besides, even at such an age, he is cool enough to pull off quite a few mind-blowing stunts. Certainly, there are many more missions impossible to come. Meanwhile, we shall eagerly wait for its part two movie.

Synopsis (Summary) of this 2023 Mission Impossible film

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF* team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: to track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins.

Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most.

* IMF or Impossible Mission Force is a multinational espionage organization working adjacent to but independent of the United States government and Ethan Hunt is a member of the same.

Spoilers Free review of the Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) film

Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) versus Gabriel (Esai Morales)

This high-tech movie is dominated by modern tech. gadgets. In the film, the hero IMF agent Ethan Hunt tries to hold his own against rogue agent Gabriel. However, he could not keep pace with him. Even with the latest weapons, other hi-tech paraphernalia and the active support of his team, Ethan fails. So, what could be the reason for his failures?

The Entity

Well, the answer is the Entity. As it seems Gabriel is actively backed by The Entity. This entity is perhaps the next generation of the most powerful supercomputer with its artificial intelligence. In addition, with its advanced calculation prowess, it can predict the outcome of any kind of event. These events could be taking place in the present time or maybe sometime in the future. The Entity – this is what Ethan Hunt is up and fighting against.

The Entity has Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This anonymous, nameless, remote and invisible foe is one of the most formidable enemies of Ethan. More so, in the connected world of today’s information technology. Indeed, we are living in a complex world dominated by high-tech. AI is a new kid on the block. No doubt, it offers immense possibilities. But on the flip side, there are inherent dangers associated with such kind of technological advancement, with little control.

Maybe, this is one of the lessons that can be drawn from this film. As our world is trying hard to increasingly and rapidly move towards a high-tech world. However, that might put the intelligence and power of humans against that of machines. And this might become a problem for all of us. The humankind of the 21st century is going the face the music. In case, we are unable to handle AI maturely.

Amazing Tom Crusie is the super agent Ethan Hawk in MI films

Throughout seven movies released so far, Tom Cruise and his MI films have become synonymous with each other. These MI films boast unbelievable action sequences, awe-inspiring stunt scenes, and mind-blowing use of high technology – both real and imagined. In addition, we get to see Tom working hard to keep the world safe. As a super agent, Tom shines through in the MI cinematic sphere. In the deadly world of spies and agents, Tom inspires confidence.

Awe-inspiring action & breathtaking stunts

Some of the action sequences in this particular film are simply awesome. It has shocking and baffling stunts too. They have released a YouTube video showcasing the biggest stunt in cinema history. In addition, there are YouTube videos about a Train Stunt behind-the-scenes shot in Norway. Also, a Car Chase behind-the-scenes shot in Rome. And then a Chase behind-the-scene shot in Venice. Despite some of the obvious mistakes regarding the use of steam engines (coal-based) in the action scene on the train, we liked all of them, especially the biggest stunts of the film.

Tom takes outrageous risks in action scenes. He puts in lots of hard work to bring incredible cinematic experiences and thrills to average movie-loving people like us.

A talented group of actors, good musical scores and the conclusion

No wonder, Tom Cruise again leads the pack of talented actors, Hayley Atwell (Grace), Ving Rhames (Luther Stickell), Simon Pegg (Benji Dunn), Rebecca Ferguson (Ilsa Faust), Vanessa Kirby (The White Widow), Esai Morales (Gabriel), Pom Klementieff (Paris), Mariela Garriga (Marie), Henry Czerny (Kittridge), Indira Varma (Dia), etc. in this globe-trotting spy-action adventure.

Not to forget the unforgettable theme music of MI.

As of now, Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One movie is one of the top ten Hollywood movies of the year, earning-wise. So go ahead and watch this spy thriller from the world of super spy Ethan Hunt. Mind you, all of these are in part one of this movie and certainly, there is more to come in part two. So, we eagerly wait for part two, which might be released in 2024. Till then we eagerly wait for Ethan Hunt’s next mission impossible.

Rating of this 2023 Mission Impossible film

FM’s ratings4.10/5
FM ratings – Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) film
Tom Cruise underwent a year worth of training and preparation to go ahead with the filing of these stunt. He even performed over 500 skydives to learn how to control himself in the air, besides practicing jumping his motorcycle off a purpose built practice ramp over 1300 times. When it came to filming of the said scene, the only CGI used for the scene was to digitally erase the ramp Cruise launched from. Cruise performed six takes of the jump.

Spoilers Alert – Gabriel, Entity & MI8 from this 2023 Mission Impossible film

Bonus info. about Gabriel, the Entity, ending & its part two

Is Gabriel the main villain in this film? Bonus info.

It seems that Gabriel (Esai Morales) is the main villain in this film.

Although, he works for someone powerful and very influential machine. He is merely an agent or a messenger of the said machine. No doubt, he is a terrorist (or a super agent) working for the very powerful artificial intelligence machine named the Entity.

It appears that both Ethan Hunt and Gabriel share a (pre-IMF) history. Gabriel had murdered Ethan’s friend, Marie, a long time ago and that created a lot of bad blood between the two of them. Ethan stops pursuing and hunting his enemy Gabriel after he gets the wrong impression that Gabriel is dead. But, now with this movie, the enmity of Ethan and Gabriel is back at the centre stage.

Is ‘The Entity’ the ultimate villain in this film? Bonus Info.

Yes, it seems so.

The Entity is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed by the United States to hack into the computer system of its enemies’ defence mechanisms and take complete control of them. But as we see in the opening scene of the movie, ‘The Entity’ develops an idea of its own and decides to go rogue. Soon, ‘The Entity’ begins to breach the intelligence and defence communities of different nations to learn and gain unprecedented power in a world dominated by the internet and other network structures.

The Entity (the main hidden and non-human villain) wishes to control the past, present as well future by taking control of all the infrastructural facilities including the sophisticated military systems – operated by the computer systems in different nations of the world. Thereby taking control of almost all the important aspects of human lives in this world.

Ending and about the upcoming MI8 ~ Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two (2024) film.

At the end of part one of this film, Gabriel is in possession of two keys that hold the secret about The Entity. In part two of this film, Ethan will try his best to seek the locations of the keys as well as The Entity. Also, he will try to seek revenge against Gabriel. So, in the MI8 and/or part two of this movie, the fight will be to regain and retake control of the supercomputer machine called The Entity.

Key details of this 2023 Mission Impossible film

Genre Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Another nameMission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is also known as Mission Impossible 7. (Because there are six MI films released prior to this one and this is the seventh.)
Previous MI filmsMission: Impossible (1996), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018).
Original languageEnglish
Age restrictionUA (13+)
ReleasedJuly, 2023
Duration2 hours 43 minutes
WritersChristopher McQuarrie & Erik Jendresen
DirectorChristopher McQuarrie
CastTom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Mariela Garriga, Henry Czerny, Indira Varma, etc.
DistributorsParamount Pictures
About – Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One.

Poster of this 2023 Mission Impossible film

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One – poster.

FM ratings of the Mission Impossible (1 to 6) movies

Mission: Impossible movies from the MI movies franchiseFM ratings
1Mission: Impossible (1996)3.75/5
2Mission: Impossible II (2000)3.30/5
3Mission: Impossible III (2006)3.55/5
4Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)3.85/5
5Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)3.80/5
6Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)3.90/5
Ratings of Mission Impossible (I to VI) movies

Trailer of this 2023 Mission Impossible film

Official Teaser Trailer – Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One | YouTube.

If you like watching super spy movies from Hollywood, then check out the Ghosted (2023) film, which makes a few interesting changes in the generic spy world of the West.

Featured & Other Images:- Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One | Paramount Pictures.

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