Tom Cruise's Impassioned Twitter Plea May Solve A Common Problem

Tom Cruise breaks silence on the 'soap opera effect' and we couldn't be happier

Tom Cruise wants you to stop using the motion smoothing setting on your TV — here's why

Viewers have also complained that the action looks "too real" and excessively sharp.

Sometimes known as the "soap opera effect", McQuarrie acknowledged that many people notice something "strange" about the film they're watching with the feature enabled but few can identify the issue specifically without a side-by-side comparison.

The unfortunate side effect is that it makes most movies look like they were shot on high-speed video rather than film. "Then I see the best television money can buy with a feature that inadvertently makes even the biggest budget productions look like they were shot for the lowest possible budget".

Tom Cruise got together with Mission: Impossible Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie to deliver an important message about something you've never heard of-and the internet loves it.




You may have never heard of the "Soap Opera Effect", but if you buy the Blu-ray (4K or standard edition) for Mission: Impossible Fallout, you'll be treated to an unusual plea before the movie begins: Tom Cruise, the movie's star, and Christopher McQuarrie, the movie's director, encourage you to turn off the motion smoothing feature in your TV's settings.

Unfortunately, for some reason beyond any rational human's comprehension, the Samsung and LGs of this world ship their TVs with motion smoothing on by default.

"If you own a modern high-definition television, there's a good chance you're not watching movies the way the filmmakers intended, and the ability to do so is not simple for you to access", McQuarrie said. On an LG TV, motion smoothing takes on the name TruMotion and can be found under picture options in the menu. If you do a Google search for your particular make and model and "motion smoothing", you'll probably quickly find out exactly how to turn it on and off.

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