Why watch this film?
The beginning of one of the most famous spy franchises in cinema, right behind the stories of James Bond, 'Mission: Impossible' is a movie with a 1990s feel and already showing some signs of what would come in future productions. Here, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise, in a role that became a milestone in his career) embarks on a secret mission that goes wrong and the protagonist, all of a sudden, becomes the main suspect in the murder of his spy partner. Director Brian de Palma ('Scarface', 'Carrie: The Strange') sets the tone with interesting visual jokes, with an 80s look and 90s spirit, despite some stumbles in the more emotional scenes - there's a lack of adrenaline in certain moments. But Tom Cruise's precise acting and iconic scenes in cinema history, such as the famous sequence of Ethan Hunt descending from the ceiling in a maximum security room, make up for the mistakes and outdated moments of the movie. To have fun and, mainly, to kick off the franchise marathon.