‘Free Solo’ Subject Alex Honnold Reviews Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes, Even Tom Cruise

IndieWire | 2/19/2019 | Staff
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“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” might have earned the Tom Cruise-starring franchise its best reviews and biggest box office yet, but one thing it was missing was a better opening scene than “Mission: Impossible 2.” John Woo’s 2000 action sequel begins with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt free solo climbing at Utah’s Dead Horse Point. Cruise performed the scene with wires that were digitally removed in post-production to make it appear as if his character was climbing without any wires.

The opening of “Mission: Impossible 2” was achieved with digital wizardry, but “Free Solo” star Alex Honnold free solo climbs for real on camera throughout much of Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s documentary “Free Solo.” The National Geographic release chronicles Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in June 2017.

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GQ recently got Honnold on camera to break down some of the most iconic...
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