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Tom Cruise Wants You To See The ‘Barbie’ Movie

... and 'Oppenheimer', 'Indiana Jones' and, of course, 'Mission: Impossible'
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Tom Cruise might be best known for saving the world from power-hungry villains in the action-fuelled Mission Impossible franchise, but the celebrated star is also responsible for single-handedly saving the cinema industry.

While critics called into question the box office’s ability to weather the storm of a global pandemic, the success of Cruise’s first post-Covid endeavour, Top Gun: Maverick (The film grossed $1.496 billion worldwide, making it the second-highest-grossing film of 2022) proved the show must go on.

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Tom Cruise at the Sydney Premier of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. (Credit: Getty.)

This year, Cruise gives cinema-goers another excuse to return to the silver screen, with the release of the hotly-anticipated Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One. At the Australian premiere, held at International Convention Centre in Sydney, Cruise opened up to marie claire about the power of cinema and the films at the top of his list this year.

Mission Impossible is made to be watched on the big screen. I love this art form for its ability to share that human experience. I want other filmmakers to have this opportunity. I can’t wait to see Barbie and I can’t wait to see Oppenheimer,” said Cruise.

“There’s just something about seeing it on the big screen with your family and your friends. I’ll go alone and just be there in a crowd of people and experience the story.”

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Barbie director, Greta Gerwig and actor Margot Robbie. (Credit: Instagram.)

This isn’t the first time Cruise has sung the praises of his industry peers, on Instagram this week the actor wrote:

“This summer is full of amazing movies to see in theatres. These are just a few that we can’t wait to see on the big screen. Congratulations, Harrison Ford, on 40 years of Indiana Jones and creating one of the most iconic characters in cinema history.

You have given us countless hours of joy. I love a double feature, and it doesn’t get more explosive (or more pink) than one with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig’s Barbie.

Quick to respond, was Barbie movie director Greta Gerwig and actor Margot Robbie, who posted a series of photos holding tickets to Oppenheimer, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and, of course, the latest Mission Impossible film along with the caption “Mission: Accepted!”

As for how Cruise is able to meet the expectations of fans with bigger and better stunts this year? 

“I have a list of things that I’m going to do,” Cruise says with a knowing smile. And if his stunt list is any match for his annual movie hit-list: sign us up.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One opens in cinemas on the 8th July.

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