After successfully putting Solomon Lane behind bars (the villain from Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), this film follows Ethan Hunt. Hunt two years later is still hunting remaining members of the Syndicate. Ethan soon discovers that the Syndicate have now been changed to a new group known as the Apostles. Ethan is told that the Apostles have a new leader which IMF has yet to match a face with. Ethan is given the leader’s name- John Lark- and he soon groups up with his previous team members to save the world once again.
For those who are unsafe, we are now entering the sixth entry in the Mission Impossible franchise. I am personally a huge fan of the series, and I’ve always been a fan of Tom Cruise as an actor (even though he’s a tad crazy in person). You’ve got to give the man credit for completing incredible stunt work by himself without the use of stunt doubles. As we have now reached the 6th film, I must confess I was quite nervous. My personal favourite in the series has always been the fourth film, Ghost Protocol. Would this 6th film deliver or flop? Well, to cut to the chase, it truly offers.
Assuming we are aware of who Ethan Hunt and his team are, the film jumps straight into the story, and we see Ethan receiving his latest mission. This fast intro gets the audiences right into the account and quickly up to date. It was enjoyable to see how this film continued from where we last left Ethan.
The film doesn’t just hang off one mystery, but in fact, we have many questions that are raised from the word go. We get to see Ethan increase as a character. But we’re also introduced to new characters including one stand out- August Walker (Henry Cavill), a CIA agent assigned to work with Ethan. Actor Henry Cavill (who is best known for playing Superman in Justice League) also manages to pour out some ‘Finesse’ of his own which made me forget that the actor that was Superman!
If you’ve seen a Mission Impossible film before, you will know what to expect… some fantastic stunt work by the lead actor Tom Cruise. The action sequences here are the next level for 2018 action films. The action sequences are jaw-droppingly incredible to see, especially on the big screen. Many scenes had me shocked and surprised. The level of activity in this entry and series doesn’t feel like it was held back by budget. This can also be said about the film’s editing and sound department- it’s all top-notch and most importantly… enjoyable. At no point did I feel the run-time was a dull drag or was I bored with the film’s story.
Overall Mission Impossible: Fallout has delivered an outstanding film. Remember this is the franchise’s 6th entry and it’s fantastic to see an action franchise continue to feel this fresh and jam-packed with excellent action sequences that are next level. A must watch for those movie lovers seeking a fun ride.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden