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The Best Stunts Of The Mission: Impossible Movies
We look at the craziest moments of the franchise so far...

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Mission: Impossible II (2000) - The Rock Climbing Sequence

Here we find the first signs of Cruise’s obsession with climbing the tallest object he can find in each film. Enjoying some downtime, Hunt clambers up Dead Horse Point in Utah, and suffers a few mishaps before making it to the top – all without a rope, the big loon. Sadly for our hero, even here he can’t avoid a call from work. Cruise wanted to do as much as he can, but les you were worried he did use cables that were removed digitally later on (lest the insurance company and director John Woo suffer heart attacks). “Tom did all of the climbing except the slip off the overhang - his main stunt double, Keith Campbell, did that,” says stunt camera team member Earl Wiggins. “Tom was on the cliff parts of five days for the filming and never complained, which is rare for a big star.”

Which Mission: Impossible stunt is your favourite?

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I loved MI:2 the most of the films released, as I was raised on John Woo films. Despite some really hammy dialogue, the Spanish scenes at the beginning are gorgeous, and the film really sets the characters into place before the first bullet flies. The climb is a great stunt, but for sheer cinematic orgasm, the bike chase at the end takes the cake and eats it whole. From the mental slow-mo bridge jump to the stoppie spin and shoot (a stunt that it is possible to match on GTA 5 btw). For the sheer spectacle on the big screen that sequence is my fave of all action movies. More

Posted by danielthompson99 on Tuesday November 19, 2013, 10:46

2 M:I 2 Picks Up Later
its a bit of snooze after the car chase but really wakes up with the bike chase at the end. More

Posted by spark1 on Saturday November 16, 2013, 13:07

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Still can't believe Cruise did those stunts on the Burj Khalifa. I went up it last year, and let me tell you, there's not a thing on God's green Earth that could make me go on the outside of that thing. More

Posted by Whistler on Friday November 15, 2013, 14:12

4 RE: The Best Stunts Of The Mission: Impossible Movies
My favourite of the films is by far DePalma's original and I'd have to say that had you put the infiltration of the C.I.A. headquarters in the list it would have sealed my vote. But for sheer scale I've had to go with the Burj Khalifa set piece. It's immense. A nod also to the 3rd film's night-time skyscraper 'slide'. More

Posted by QuietLife on Friday November 15, 2013, 14:04

5 Stunt vs Film
I definitely have to give the best stunt to the Burj Khalifa climb, as that was sweat-inducing edge of your seat stuff and the fact that he did it himself on the actual building is insane! But my favourite film of the franchise definitely has to be MI:3 - I love JJ Abrams as a director, and the third film is so well paced, and SO tense all the way through because he's trying to save someone he loves. Just awesome! More

Posted by MikeTheActorMan on Friday November 15, 2013, 12:01


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