There was a test screening for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One last night, here is the article from worldofreel.com:
3+ Hour Cut of ‘Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning’ Wows Test-Screening Audience
I’ll play it safe with this one and just say that the reactions coming in for “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning (Part One)” are INCREDIBLE. Nerve-jangling. A lot of cliff jumping. Steep mountain riding. “Tom Cruise is certifiably nuts,” one person says. Oh, and the cut screened last night was a little over 3 hours.
Watched it last night. Best movie of the entire franchise. Wow. Three hours. The stunts are jaw-dropping but there’s also more emotion and more drama in this one. Unlike the other Mission Impossible movies, you get the sense that there’s a finiteness to Ethan Hunt. It’s actually going to end. Did I mention the stunts? Tom Cruise is a madman. The audience roared at the end of the movie.
There have been constant delays in relation to ‘Dead Reckoning,’ especially due to the pandemic’s effect on global supply-chain, production workers and locations.
The film started shooting in Italy on February 2020, but it had to stop and start production seven different times since then. Notice the location, Italy, that was the epicentre of COVID during the early months of the pandemic. Terrible luck.
In contrast, the most recent film in the series, 2018’s “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” cost $190 million to make. This one had its budget balloon to $290 million.
The end result is that M:I7 has been delayed to summer 2023 because the film ends on a cliff-hanger, and Tom Cruise wanted to finish making the 8th film before releasing the 7th. The plan is to have both films serve as a sendoff for Cruise’s Ethan Hunt character.
‘Dead Reckoning’ is coming off the immense success of Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” so we bet it’ll probably make a lot of money this summer.