Film Junk Podcast Episode #671: Mission: Impossible – Fallout


0:00 – Intro
27:15 – Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
1:24:35 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Equalizer 2, Childhood’s End, First Man IMAX Preview, Father of the Year, Daddy’s Home 2, Black Box Thinking, Sneakers, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Last Chance U: Season 3
2:12:20 – Outro
2:17:20 – Spoiler Discussion: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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  • Maverick883

    I went to see Fallout a second time over the weekend and loved it just as much as I did the first time. It was hard to listen to all the negativity thrown at the film in this episode. As many have said yes Cruise did do all the stunts and flew the helicopter. I wish you guys would have watched the few small videos they released before the episode so you were well informed. As a big fan of the practical action I love watching this behind the scenes stuff on the Mission films. Please make sure when Jay returns he gives his thoughts.

  • LordAwesome

    M:I-F was shot using anamorphic lenses. Of course it’s going to have lens flares. As does Die Hard and Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark and any other movie shot using them.

  • Brian.M

    Totally with you on this Maverick!

  • Beat_C

    “all the negativity”? the guys all really liked it, at least on the episode i listened to. that said, i really hate this narrative that we all have to love these M:I movies because cruise did all the stunts himself.

  • Primal

    One of Fallout’s best scenes is the FAKE NEWS scene. Pretty good social commentary there :)

  • Reed Farrington

    It won’t have lens flares if you don’t shoot into the light.

  • Reed Farrington

    I think Jackie Chan movies got a pass because Jackie Chan “did” all his own stunts, but his movies aren’t that great. I suppose actually seeing Cruise’s face during the action adds to the intensity, but all the M:I movies have been decently made.

  • chewrog

    Do you think that the lens flares are partly employed as a strategy to hide a few wrinkles? The way the movie gives Ethan Hunt this saviour-complex that explains why he can’t be with MM’s character is odd. Saving the world is a full-time occupation that only he has the skills to perform. When you consider reports that Tom Cruise hasn’t seen his daughter in over 5 years, maybe there is some scientologist subtext?

  • andyluvsfilms

    Padman is now on Netflix. Watch the first five minutes for pure joy.