Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writer: Bruce Geller, Christopher McQuarrie,
Based on: The TV show
Sequel to: Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible II, Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley, Frederick Schmidt, Alec Baldwin
Seen on: 15.8.2018

Two years after Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his team defeated Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) and dismantled The Syndicate, the remnants of that terrorist organization have re-grouped and hatched a new plan. They set out to acquire plutonium cores, Ethan and his team – Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) are supposed to stop them – and ultimately fail. Having lost the cores, Ethan is assigned a CIA agent to watch his work, August Walker (Henry Cavill). And MI6′ Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) also takes an interest in the plutonium, hoping that she won’t have to decide between her mission and Ethan again.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout was an entirely satisfying action movie and was definitely one of the better M:I movies. I had fun.

The film poster showing The main cast, the Eiffel Tower and two helicopters.

If you know the Mission:Impossible series, you know what you’re getting into with Fallout and you’ll probably see the plot twists coming a mile off. But honestly, you don’t really watch those films for the plot anyway. Or at least I don’t. I watch it for the action.

And on that count, Fallout is entirely satisfying. After the trailer I barely dared to hope that it would be because the trailer was so badly edited that I feared the film would be as well. Turned out not to be the case, quite to the contrary: the fight scenes were better edited (less quickly, more coherent) than in a lot of other action films. The fights themselves were nicely choreographed, and pretty hard for everybody involved. Even the chase scenes were well-made enough that I enjoyed them, and I usually tune out during those.

Henry Cavill as August Walker and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in the film.

I was a little annoyed at the entire Julia angle – that just didn’t work for me. That the plot keeps returning back there over and over again, was the film’s biggest flaw for me. But in the plus column, the film was a lot less male gazey than Rogue Nation which does the film a lot of good.

Overall, the film may not bring anything new to the franchise, but it delivers on the franchise’s promises and continues it very nicely.

Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in the film.

Summarizing: Good.

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