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Mission: Impossible has enjoyed a franchise resurgence on the back of two things — slick, fun direction and set pieces, and Tom Cruise’s panache for putting himself into danger. As frequent readers will know, I’m a huge fan of both. So it’s a lot of fun for me to see Cruise share his passion for death defiance with the world.
In a new clip from The Late Late Show With James Corden, Tom Cruise takes the host, Corden, on a skydiving adventure to show him that being Tom Cruise isn’t so dangerous. I’m not convinced, and neither was Corden:
“I can’t quite believe I’m doing this,” Corden says, and that anxiety and excitement suffuses the whole (delightful) video. They dive at 15,000 feet, a bit lower than Cruise’s HALO jump, but still, uh, pretty high.
“This feels like a mistake,” Corden adds.