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How Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Trailer Calls Back Original Movie

How Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Trailer Calls Back Original Movie

“It’s all led to this.” That is what Tom Cruise tweeted out Monday morning alongside our first taste of the Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One teaser trailer. It’s an old familiar line in movie franchises that have survived, or even thrived, for decades: every previous film has been building to this moment!

And yet, while watching how the dazzling sizzle reel footage is framed in Dead Reckoning, it is hard not to think this will be some kind of capstone on the entire Mission: Impossible franchise. After all, this is the first feature in nearly 30 years to directly call back on the events of the original Mission: Impossible movie from 1996.

Most obviously, that is apparent in the way the trailer is structured around a verbal dressing down from an Imf and/or CIA handler. At this point, Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt getting chastised for his insubordinate

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