My favorite guy in the entire movie is the armed henchman who sees the LAPD coming into Nakatomi Tower, so he sets up shop at the news stand and quickly sneaks a candy bar while nobody's looking. You've got a loaded machine gun, dude! It can wait five minutes!
At some point in the second Obama administration, Cruise and McQuarrie figured out that audiences want to see Tom Cruise almost kill himself in big, audacious stunts that completely break our brains and lovable character actors delivering deliciously hammy plot twists. In doing so, they casually and effortlessly created the best James Bond movie of the 21st century.
Good god almighty, that motorcycle chase sequence.
"If we're on stage and, like, North Carolina - Trump, Michigan - Trump, Florida - Trump, the energy in the room is going to get very weird..."
This may easily be the most overtly political review I ever write on this site. Among the most essential primary source documents about the 2016 Presidential election, there's the video of Hillary Clinton just chilling in Cedar Rapids, the footage of Jeb Bush begging his audience to please clap, and this half-hour documentary…