Partial Recall – Mission: Impossible (1996)

Q: When did you last see Mission: Impossible, Jon?

After I bought it on VHS, so 1996 or 1997.

Q: What do you remember about the film?

Well, I remember Tom Cruise suspended by wires in a sensitive white room, and him dramatically catching a bead of sweat.

I remember thinking Brian De Palma was an odd choice for director, and wondering why the George and Ringo half of U2 covered M:I's theme music.

I remember Tom Cruise sitting in a firetruck in Langley, VA, and him fleeing bursting glass and water in Europe.

I remember a train station, and a helicopter exploding out of a train tunnel.

I remember the illogical exploding gum. How can two substances that become explosive when combined be combined in one stick without exploding?

I remember Jon Voight peeling off a latex mask, and being miffed at his character's rationale for turning heel.

Oh and I remember Emilio Estevez being impaled in an elevator shaft.

That's all I remember.

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