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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Tom Cruise Takes the Dare

“A guy lays down a dare,” Brian Flanagan (Tom Cruise) opined in the quasi-immortal “Cocktail,” “you gotta take it.” Cruise took his own character’s advice to heart, it would appear, by taking this blog up on its dare. After all, loyal frustrated followers will recall that two years ago in May 2021 when we first saw images of Tom Cruise hanging from a train in the then-upcoming, since-released “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” the blog had no choice but to wonder what Tom Cruise could hang from in “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two.” We offered several recommendations but concluded by proposing he hang from a submerged submarine while carrying out an underwater break-in, an implausible scenario we had once imagined for an Angelina Jolie vehicle but decided to pass off to Cruise given his determination to push the action movie limit to the extreme. Well.

We don’t want to spoil anything, exactly, when it comes to “Dead Reckoning Part One” for those yet to see it, but suffice to say that its ending seems to suggest events in “Dead Reckoning Part Two” will necessitate…Tom Cruise breaking into a submerged submarine?

Cinema Romantico is just happy to know that Hollywood is finally taking our most incredibly absurd action movie ideas to heart, even if it means our blog might be bugged, and look forward to “M:I 9 – Honorable Vengeance” in which Tom Cruise rides a barrel over Niagara Falls.

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