You know, when one of your favourite faculty suggests a movie, you have to find it and you have to see it.
My relationship with Tom Cruise associated movies was mostly pop culture inspired. Until “Vanilla Sky” happened, and I have been looking for who will give me back the time I spent watching it and hoping for It’s redemption (in their defence, it was the era of doing movies with your significant other, & he needed to mark attendance with Penelope Cruz).
Then I found out how untall he actually is. I rolled on the floor laughing. My senses can be unkind sometimes.
But redemption comes in the morning.
Last year, after our first exam as a class, to unwind we turned our classroom to a mini theatre and we projected “American made”. There were lots of lessons to be learned there. I really loved it. Seeing Tom again made me realise I had missed watching him ( I had skipped all the MI installations of the years past).
Now, to the movie that tossed the salad.
*soft sigh. I thoroughly enjoyed the underlying themes of the movie.
There was brilliance.
There was providence.
Friendship, forgiveness and faith.
And a strong ache for vengeance.
This is not a movie review so I don’t want to get carried away giving away all the fine details, but I remember thinking as I watched through scenes reasons why Tom Cruise was the best guy for the Mission: Impossible franchise.
When it was time to run, I was like “yea…for real my guy can run“. When it was time to squeeze or climb into odd spaces, I was like “my guy small before na why e go size am”
In all, he has had a very interesting acting career, and that ability to fit into roles (save for Vanilla Sky..rme) is the reason why Tom has remained relevant all these years.
It’s not a bad thing at all that he has good looks too, and is a squinty when he smiles.
We 🖤 you Tom.