Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible 7 trailer draws comparisons to Shah Rukh Khan’s Bollywood movie ‘Pathaan’

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19th May 2023 – (Hollywood) Paramount Pictures has released the second official trailer for the highly anticipated film, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, also known as Mission: Impossible 7, and it is already causing a stir among netizens. The new trailer showcases a range of wild action sequences that audiences can expect from the film, including a train crash scene that has drawn comparisons to Shah Rukh Khan’s film Pathaan. While the film’s action-packed scenes are sure to be a highlight for audiences, the trailer also hints at a deeper storyline that might end with much graver consequences than Ethan Hunt could possibly fathom.

The resumption of shooting for the film was marked by a highly publicised cliff diving moto-stunt that is already being sold as the biggest stunt in cinema history. Cruise has become obsessed with delivering eye-popping thrills for audiences, and the new trailer shows that he’s not holding back. From action popping off in various planes, trains, and automobiles to close-quarter fistfights and gun battles, Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, is shown running in the same suit and tie he wears during some quick flashes of a hand-to-hand action scene in the opening seconds of the trailer. This scene is reminiscent of Cruise’s past performances in the Mission: Impossible franchise, where he solidified himself as one of the greatest stunt performers of all time.

The Mission: Impossible franchisehas been a significant success for Cruise and Paramount Pictures, grossing over $3.5 billion worldwide. The latest installment is expected to continue the franchise’s success and draw audiences back to the big screen after a challenging year for the film industry. However, the film’s production was initially halted in February 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the release date was pushed back several times. Despite the challenges, Cruise and the film crew were determined to deliver the best possible film to audiences.

While the new trailer has received positive feedback from fans, a few Twitter users have shared screenshots from the trailer of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, as well as Pathaan, to point out the similarities between the two films. The scene in which Tom Cruise is seen hanging off a cliff and the train crash scene have reminded fans of Pathaan. Some netizens have even suggested that the train crash sequence in Mission: Impossible 7 is a scene-to-scene copy of a Jackie Chan animation. In January 2023, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham starred in Pathaan, which was released in theatres and went on to become a blockbuster, smashing a number of box-office records.

However, on Reddit, many other users had contradictory opinions. They argued that the train falling off a bridge with people on top was not invented by Tom Cruise or Shah Rukh Khan and has been an old stunt or action sequence used in many films. Therefore, the similarities between Pathaan and Mission: Impossible 7 are not significant enough to suggest copying or plagiarism.

Despite the controversy, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, directed by Christopher McQuarrieand starring Tom Cruise, Rebecca FergusonVanessa KirbySimon Pegg, and Ving Rhames, is expected to draw crowds to the theatres when it is released on May 27th, 2023. The film is the latest installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, which has been a significant success for Cruise and Paramount Pictures, grossing over $3.5 billion worldwide.

The trailer for Mission: Impossible 7 features a range of action-packed scenes, including a fight out in the middle of the Abu Dhabi desert and a train crash scene that has drawn comparisons to Pathaan. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cruise and the film crew were determined to deliver the best possible film to audiences. The resumption of filming for Mission: Impossible 7 was marked by a highly publicized cliff diving moto-stunt that is already being sold as the biggest stunt in cinema history.

The controversy surrounding the similarities between Pathaan and Mission: Impossible 7 has caused mixed reactions among netizens, with some suggesting that the train crash sequence is a copy of a Jackie Chan animation. However, others have argued that such action sequences are common in cinema and do not necessarily suggest copying or plagiarism.

Credit: Paramount Pictures

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