The only other director who can stage action shots like Spielberg would be Cameron. My God there were a handful of WOW moments in the film.
I loved the shot of the tripod on the hill towering over the ferry and the shot of tripod emerging from the fire. Amazing shots.
Cruise sold his role to me. His breakdown in the diner was totally believable. First time he has ever played a quiet scene convincingly for me.
A hell of a ride and a great summer movie.