Can We All Just Enjoy This Dumb Video of Tom Cruise Doing an Extra-Hard Skydiving Stunt

God, Tom Cruise sucks. Now that that’s out of the way, I’d like to share with you this wonderful video of him jumping out of an airplane at 25,000 feet for Mission: Impossible—100. 

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Just kidding, it’s called Mission: Impossible—Fallout. Anyway, Tom Cruise doesn’t open his parachute until he has almost hit the ground. He almost dies in front of our very eyes! Ploof! That’s what it would have sounded like if Tom Cruise had accidentally died!

According to People, Cruise was, in fact, the first actor ever to perform the HALO (“high altitude low open”) jump stunt on camera. Incredible, what a guy. Here he is, doing it. For the love of...something:

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Dang. Where did Tom Cruise get that picture of me getting ready to blog about politics?

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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DISCUSSION

Recently, every time TC has come up in conversation, I express how much I don’t care for him as an actor. Everyone immediately shifts directly to “but he does his own stunts!”

A willingness to jump out of planes doesn’t equate to acting talent. Neither does it create an increased willingness on my part to watch The Maverick Role Reprised, Take #1814591237.