Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular and well-known actors currently working in Hollywood, and he recently graced the big screen in the action-adventure film Mission: Impossible – Fallout. He plays a secret agent who assists the IMF in avoiding a nuclear attack on Washington, D.C., by using his extraordinary skills as a diver. The film also stars Tom Cruise, who provides the voice of CIA boss Alexander Grey. In the film, Grey assigns the task of capturing or killing Kim Jong-un to Agent Simon Bridges, and the latter eventually befriends the Hollywood star.
Although the film is set in South Korea, the two stars enjoy a comedic encounter between agents representing opposing sides of the Cold War standoff. The film’s director, Christopher McQuarrie, says that despite taking place in a different country and time period, “the stakes are the same” as those in The Hunt For Red October. Based on that 1981 film, Fallout is set in 2077 and follows a similar plotline: a team of agents must prevent a global nuclear disaster. But in the present day, there are no submarines, and the threat is more complex.
The Making Of The Val Kilmer Suit
In October 2019, Vanity Fair published a behind-the-scenes look at how the 31-year-old English actor mastered the art of being a ‘Kilmer’. The piece revealed that he spent four hours a day, five days a week working on his suit and learning how to walk in it. A seasoned veteran in both film and television, Kilmer got his big break in 1996 when he was cast in the leading role of Val Kilmer in the movie Heat. The film also featured Robert De Niro, and Kilmer was reunited with his The Young and the Restless costar on the big screen. Since then, he has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including the X-Men series and Disney’s reboot of The Muppets. Most recently, he starred alongside John C. Reilly and Dane DeHaan in the 2019 thriller The Intern. Kilmer is currently filming the Robert Rodriguez-produced Western adventure, The Kidnapping of Edmond “The Wolfman” Dantus, which will be released in April 2021.
Why Is Agent Simon Bridges In South Korea?
According to Fallout, Agent Simon Bridges is in South Korea to protect the interests of the United States. During an interview with Comicbook.com, McQuarrie said that this was actually the second time that the team had been sent to this particular country. He also noted that while the first time around was to stop the North Korean dictator from gaining control of the country’s nuclear weapons programme, this time the stakes are even higher.
“The threat is a little more complicated now. I mean, there’s the North Koreans, and then there’s the Chinese. So, it’s not just one man with a gun anymore. It’s a lot more complicated. So, the team’s been split up a little bit,” he said. “Bridges is still in the field, but he’s got a team of experts around him now. They’re trying to resolve this situation professionally, while also being highly trained professionals. So, you know, they’re not gonna let emotion get in the way of them doing their jobs.”
The Plot Of ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’
Published in January 2020, the story follows that of the 2018 original, where Tom Cruise plays a high-ranking member of the CIA named Ethan Hunt who is secretly sent on a mission to stop an arms dealer named Aldrich from selling a suitcase nuclear weapon to terrorists. The film’s director, Christopher McQuarrie, has said that the story line and setting of the original Hunt For Red October have not changed, but it has been updated to reflect the current geopolitical climate.
Cruise is now 51, which is closer to that of the character he plays than ever before. Hunt is in his early 50s, and the rest of the main cast are in their late 40s and early 50s. According to Vanity Fair, Cruise initially pushed for the role of Ethan Hunt to be played by a younger actor, but the filmmakers thought that playing the character at such a young age would be “weird”.
The trailer for the new film shows that Ethan and his team are now tasked with stopping a series of cyber attacks that are being orchestrated by the North Korean government. The mission takes them to Japan, where they are joined by the Japanese actors Junko Takeuchi and Masaya Nakamura.
The Differences Between The Two Films
There are several notable differences between the two films. First off, despite being set in the present day, Mission: Impossible – Fallout features heavy computer-generated imagery and special effects as well as newer and more sophisticated weaponry. The trailer for the film shows off a lot of this futuristic equipment, including the ability to see through walls and scan people, objects, and even animals with a device that looks like a cross between a WiFi router and a mobile phone. The English actor who plays the role of Hunt reports that he has never felt more like Ethan Hunt, and that is largely due to the fact that he spent around 80% of his time working on his stunt double.
Also, while the original film followed a straightforward narrative, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is full of dramatic twists and turns. In the trailer, we see Ethan and his team narrowly escape a hail of bullets and leap over a railing, seemingly to their deaths. But soon after, we see the team scaling a building while on the run from a pursuing SWAT team. These sorts of events would not have been out of place in a Tom Cruise film, and it is clear that his experience as a high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology has informed his work as a Hollywood actor.
Heat also boasts one of the largest ensemble casts in film history. The original Heat starred Tim Curry as Llewelyn Moss, a talented thief who poses as a millionaire in order to gain the trust of others. But the film’s real focus is on the friendship that develops between Moss and a Vietnam War veteran named James “Sonny” Curnow (Glenn Close), who is partnered with a young policewoman (Karen Allen) on the force. Heat was a box office success, grossing over $500 million worldwide, and remains one of the most popular films of all time.
The Cast Of ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’
The cast of Mission: Impossible – Fallout is made up of some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. While Tom Cruise plays a character named Ethan Hunt for the sixth time in as many decades, the English actor has assembled an amazing supporting cast. The film also stars John C. Reilly, Michael Stear, and the late, great Alan Arkin. Here’s a rundown of the main players:
- John C. Reilly – Agent Bridges
- Michael Stear – Roy Tannehill
- Alan Arkin – Charlie Whitaker
- Dana Guerette – Allison Davenport
- Jemima Kirke – Dominique Lapeyre
- Masaya Nakamura – Yuki Tanaka
- Junko Takeuchi – Chiyoko Shindo
- Dane DeHaan – Ron Moss
- Mikaela Bennett – Dr Kim
Why Does Agent Bridges Need To Stop The Sale Of The Weaponry?
The trailer for Mission: Impossible – Fallout provides a fairly in-depth overview of the plot of the movie. But what is the ultimate aim of this particular mission? According to McQuarrie, stopping the weapon deals is simply “the beginning” of a much larger story arc.