Tom Cruise has earned an impressive achievement at Rotten Tomatoes thanks to the new movie Mission: Impossible.
The film series is about to release its seventh film, with the second part scheduled for release in 2024.
reviews for Dead reckoning part one were enthusiastic: The rating on the Rotten Tomatoes rating site is currently 98 percent after 112 ratings.
With the film, the Mission: Impossible franchise (which started in 1996 with Brian De Palma’s original) has become one of the most acclaimed of all time.
Additionally, as of this writing, the film earned Cruise itself its highest Rotten Tomatoes rating to date.
While the first three entries have lower scores — the first has 67 percent — the second film, directed by John Woo in 2000, is the only “bad” film at 56 percent, while the JJ Abrams release of the year 2006 is slightly higher at 71 percent – it’s the newer editions that get the most popularity.
The fourth M: I film, Ghost logwhich was released in 2011 has 93 percent, while 2015 villain nation is 94 percent.
Until Wednesday (July 6th) Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which received critical acclaim when it was released in 2018, achieved the highest rating of 97 percent. At the time of writing however Dead reckoning part one has taken his crown.
The blockbuster of 2022 takes third place in Cruise’s overall ranking Top Gun: Maverick, with 96 percent. For those wondering, the actor’s lowest-rated film is cocktail (1988) with a share of 7 percent.
It’s rare for a long-running franchise to receive so many of its films — especially the later installments — so critically acclaimed.
The latest ranking for Dead reckoning part one makes Mission: Impossible one of the most popular franchises of all time among reviewers.
The film is set to have the biggest opening weekend of any Mission: Impossible film to date, with box office earnings forecasting $90million (£70.7million).
However, in the coming weeks, the film will face stiff competition at the box office from Greta Gerwig Barbie and Christopher Nolans Oppenheimerwhich will be released on the same day (July 21).
Cruise, who turned 61 on Monday (July 3), said in a new interview with Sydney Morning Herald that he plans to see both films on opening weekend. He also shed light on his Mission: Impossible Future.
The film series, which follows IMF agent Ethan Hunt, is an adaptation of the classic television series that began in 1996 and ran through 1990.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part OneAlso starring Hayley Atwell, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Vanessa Kirby, is out July 10.
Find The IndependentReview of the film here.