Lessons from the Screenplay looks at two Mission: Impossible movies to show how they’re well laid out heist films. A large part of the movies lead up to a tense heist. Even though we know that the heroes are going to succeed, we’re still excited by it.
In Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt tries to finish a mission that ended badly. This leads the CIA to question his motives, and ends up sending other agents – including one played by Henry Cavill – to take down Hunt. Twice the enemies, twice the stunts.
Say what you will about Tom Cruise, but one thing you can’t say is that he isn’t dedicated to his craft. Not only did Cruise learn to fly a helicopter for Mission Impossible: Fallout, he performed solo flying stunts, while acting his part, and operating on-board cameras.