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    In a way it is just Cruise trying to top himself, since he began doing certain stunts himself some time ago, like when he hung onto the outside of an airplane. I think it's a cool way to distinguish the movie, in an age of constant greenscreen. On the other hand, the Space Station definitely is one giant leap for Tom Cruise. Afterward, I suspect he would shoot for the moon, and then Mars in Mission Impossible 9.

    I doubt it will become widespread, though. You need to be about as rich, crazy, brave, and hardworking as Tom Cruise to do something like that. Most actors would not even bother dangling from a helicopter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by combatentropy View Post
    In a way it is just Cruise trying to top himself, since he began doing certain stunts himself some time ago, like when he hung onto the outside of an airplane. I think it's a cool way to distinguish the movie, in an age of constant greenscreen. On the other hand, the Space Station definitely is one giant leap for Tom Cruise. Afterward, I suspect he would shoot for the moon, and then Mars in Mission Impossible 9.

    I doubt it will become widespread, though. You need to be about as rich, crazy, brave, and hardworking as Tom Cruise to do something like that. Most actors would not even bother dangling from a helicopter.


    Yes, I think you're right. I am very interested in this topic and therefore I am in the know. Now I really like to read various news about rockets, satellites and where this leads. And thanks to your answer, I realized something else. We have many films about drivers, but few films about engineers. As with space, there are many films about astronauts (relatively), but few feature films about the engineers and enthusiasts who make it all possible. It would be great if someone made a film about some hypothetical young team (well, like these guys: https://www.skyrora.com/who-we-are), which is trying with might and main to make their dream come true


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    If you're into extreme sports, adventures, etc. there is no better way to get special treatment, permits, and access to things you would otherwise never get access to than to film a blockbuster movie.

    While I definitely think it's about Tom Cruise topping himself (for ego and/or marketing), I also think beneath that, Cruise is even more so a grown-up kid, doing this for himself first and business second, checking off his insanely ambitious personal bucket list one movie at a time. Halo jump training, extended time in space, access to classified military jets, ride a motorcycle off a cliff with a parachute, fly a helicopter through a canyon, etc. etc. And more than just getting to record it with a GoPro, he gets to make it larger than life with a narrative purpose and supporting VFX to elevate the moment into the stratosphere. Cool.

    Anyway, that's just my take... I get the vibe he's like a rich kid in a candy shop, lol. There's no tourist organization or amount of money that would allow him to do this stuff otherwise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by puredrifting View Post
    Big picture, great, so we can export all of humanity's stupidity, greed and self-importance all over the galaxy? Yay!
    Hope-Killers R' US


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