Mission: Impossible - Fallout Reviews
As I'm sure you all know the Mission Impossible franchise (this is the sixth entry) follows the antics of the IMF, a sort of private intelligence organization, which to the intelligence community seems like the EU army to NATO, using a Donald Trump like analogy. (The film interestingly stars Trump adversary Alec Baldwin).
The film has great stunt work some of which are noticeably performed by star Tom Cruise himself. One particularly painful stunt landed Cruise with an injury that halted filming for a while. The stunt makes the final cut. The pain is there to see!
However the action sequences have been seen before in other films, most noticeably the James Bond franchise.
I lost count of the number of times I said to my wife who was also watching. I've seen this before in such and such or wait for the scuba divers to rescue the guy locked in a security vehicle which has been rammed into a river!
I am trying not to make my liking of the Bond films effect my review but it is difficult at times!
The story is a little complicated but the action keeps your attention span and director Christopher McQuarrie paces the film well. The film has a two and a half hour run time which passes very quickly.
Spy film aficionados will also take note of the casting of Henry Cavill as CIA agent August Walker. Cavill was cast in spy film The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in 2015.
Director Christopher McQuarrie directed the last Mission: Impossible entry 'Rogue Nation' back in 2015 so comes with experience.
Talking of experience the crew are veterans or the next generation of Bond film veterans (here he goes again!).
I thoroughly enjoyed the film despite my picky protestations above.
Loved it so much.
The characters were well build, the plot was very interesting, unexpected and moving, and the twists were great.
I think this is one of the best action films in the past few years.
Tom Cruise is simply on another level with work ethic that you do not see anymore. He learned to fly a freaking helicopter for a chase sequence, he jumped out of a plane at 25000 feet, and also broke his ankle performing a jump. He is nuts!
The film if you follow the series picks up as a continuation of the 5th film as most of the characters return with the exception of Renner.
The plot was deep felt no matter how silly some of the sequences got. We really see some tight relationships on the screen that does had some heart to the film. The film never ever let up, and had sequences that rank up there with the dubai scene.
I also want to say Henry Cavill exceeded expectations here. He was fantastic and very believable. He also kicked major tail.
This movie is the ULTIMATE popcorn fun with an edge to it. Its what Michael Bay wishes he could be.
At the end of the day Cruise is what ties the film together. His bold presence, his stunt work and dedication to the role puts the bow on the box.
A near perfect action film that could be one of the genres best in some time.