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Tom Cruise Sprinting Form


#1

I saw Mission Impossible 4 and it was awesome. fasted 2 hours of my life, which made me feel a lot older when I walked out of the theater.

I can't get the image of Tom Cruise sprinting out of my head.

He runs fast as hell, and in the same way in every movie. But you don't hear that criticized. You usually say, so and so acts the same in every movie. But you never hear so and so sprints the same way in every movie.

But that's what I love about Tom Cruise.

If you run in such an idealized and perfect form, then you get the essential right to run the same every time. No matter what role Tom Cruise plays, when he runs, it's his essential alter ego that lives through all of us that does the running.

Tom Cruise is the fastest man in Hollywood. It's weird and surreal to see such a beautiful man with status like that sprint so fast. Usually you see ripped and wild black guys with thuggish nostrils in shorts sprint like that. You take it for granted that at top speed their expressions become distorted and tiny muscles on their faces go haywire.

But It breaks my heart to see Tom Cruise taking his dedicate playboy face to the limit as it stretches beyond its kinetic potentiality and design.

I can imagine his mother going: Tom, you are a good looking boy, be a model and an actor. And then he goes No! mom, I want to be a professional sprinter! And then his dad goes, OK Tom, you can sprint in Hollywood.

I wonder what his 40 yard dash time is.
Any takes?
Maybe we can put together all his sprinting montage from all the films he did and calculate/estimate it with the computer?

I am going to have a dream tonight:

It's the Olympics. 100 meter dash is on. A black man beats all other black men by .1 second and I said, there we go again. And then still crossing the finish line, he rips of his face mask and then it is Tom Cruise inside! The Mission Impossible Theme comes on and washes through the stadium, as he receives a gold Academy Award statuette for winning the race.


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#3

I watched "The Firm" on HBO a few months ago and Cruise was running and he looked quite silly.

I think some things look bad on film that may look OK in real life. Like if you have a character who's 12 years old you should get a 14 year-old to play them, or high school kids...they should be played by 19 or 20 year-olds. I'm not joking....it just looks better.

And they should tell him not to run so fast, as it looks silly.

And if you want to see Mission: Impossibe 5 it'll be out next year...where Tom Cruise plays Jack Reacher. Ha!


#4

wanted to stop reading here

stopped reading here


#5

You are right that they should slow him down. I think he only has one speed. He doesn't even accelerate. No dramatic build up to climax. Bad.
and like the director might give other actors directions of how and how fast to run.
but for tom cruise there needs none.


#6

I wish T-Nation or facebook could scan people's brains and automatically report who reads whose posts and statuses and the EXACT timing and letter that they stopped, or whether or not the skimming that followed registered anything or if that is considered reading so you won't have to waste time telling people yourself.

Or people can be informed about who jacks off to whose pictures with a "25 fabs" instead of "25 likes" because I always feel pretty guilty when i do it and maybe that will make me stop. Maybe if the person "unfap" the picture you can get you orgasm back


#7

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#8

time to derail


#9

Ha. Some of these fools don't even know who Frank Yang is.

SMH.


#10

I' also not ready for a Jack Reacher that will smirk terribly smugly whilst backing out of room looking at the people in it like he's just farted and hopping jitterily too much.


#11

I hate this guy since I saw him eating McDonald's in his bath.

Disgusting.


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#13

If I'm ever the victim of violent crime, I'm going to provide the police with this descriptor...

ME: "It was dark, but I'm guessing about 6 foot 2...wearing a hoodie....with two of the most thuggish nostrils you've ever seen!"

OFFICER: "Thuggish nostrils?? I know exactly who the perp is! Guaranteed it's 'Nostril Jimmy' - we'll go pick him up right away!"


#14

wait what


#15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tuEaG-buvo


#16

lol


#17

why does he get fatter as he runs more?


#18

WTF is this man-love shit?


#19

for serious...


#20

I wish T-Nation or facebook could scan people's brains and automatically report who reads whose posts and statuses and the EXACT timing and letter that they stopped, or whether or not the skimming that followed registered anything or if that is considered reading so you won't have to waste time telling people yourself.

Or people can be informed about who jacks off to whose pictures with a "25 fabs" instead of "25 likes" because I always feel pretty guilty when i do it and maybe that will make me stop. Maybe if the person "unfap" the picture you can get you orgasm back[/quote]

You seem an incredibly intersting person Mr DigitalAirAir. Full of interesting observations, thoughts and quite a way of expressing yourself. Whose pictures in particular do you like to 'fap' over, or is that too private a question? Anyone on Tnation?