Dead Reckoning Director Unveils Mission Impossible's Scariest Stunt Yet

Dead Reckoning Director Unveils Mission Impossible's Scariest Stunt Yet
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While the motorcycle jump in the latest movie is impressive, it didn't terrify the director as much as one of the earlier ones.

While recent James Bond films starring Daniel Craig have been hit and miss, the Mission Impossible franchise has somehow managed to not only stay consistently great, but get better with each new installment.

This is due in no small part to the fact that the creators continue to raise the bar for incredible stunts performed by Tom Cruise himself, who has carried the franchise on his shoulders since the first film.

The just-released seventh installment, Mission: Impossible - Part One, continued the tradition with another daredevil moment.

However, according to director Christopher McQuarrie, it is not the most dangerous stunt that has happened in the series.

In an interview with Collider, McQuarrie revealed that the most disturbing action sequence, at least for him, came in the previous installment of the franchise, Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

The helicopter chase really sent shivers down the director's spine simply because he himself had to be in a helicopter chasing after Cruise.

While McQuarrie admitted that his heart stops every time Tom Cruise performs a life-threatening stunt, he is still there no matter what.

That's why the helicopter chase tops the list of the most stressful stunts, because the director was part of it.

However, in another recent interview, McQuarrie hinted that the upcoming eighth film will push the envelope even further.

While he didn't reveal any details, Christopher said that they've upped the stakes in terms of the insanity of the stunts, and audiences will definitely see that.

Although such life-threatening stunts have become a staple of the franchise over the years, they have repeatedly raised concerns about where the fine line is when professional stuntmen get involved.

History is littered with examples of actors getting seriously injured on set, which is why the professionals are brought in in the first place.

Tom Cruise is an extremely talented actor, and we hope he doesn't run out of luck before the franchise officially ends.

Do you think such reckless stunts in movies are worth it?

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One released on July 12, 2023. The reviews suggest that the franchise is still going strong, and that it definitely maintains the mark of quality that previous films have established.

The next part of Ethan Hunt's adventures is scheduled to be released on June 28, 2024.

Sources: Collider, IGN