Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout!

Mission:Impossible –  Fallout

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First Thoughts:

If you want a film that captures the spirit of the original 60’s TV series much more so than the previous in the series, you must see this film!

Rated 98% by Rotten Tomatoes, Tom Cruise belies his 50+ years of age and jumps, runs, shoots and has a lot of spy trouble, and allusions to his earlier romances in the earslier series.  But you need not watch the earlier films, it stands on its own.


After losing a case of plutonium to save his freiend Luther, Ethan Hunt becomes criticized and no longer trusted by the secretary.  And though he “decides to accept” the Mission, the CIA gets involved and puts their own man in with Ethan’s team (Henry “Superman” Cavil).  Ethan reluctantly OK’s this to his detriment as we’ll see.

No spoilers, but I thought the story though somewhat slow initially really picks up and with cliffhangers on cliffhangers, takes the viewer on a white-knuckled journey through London, Paris and Kashmir to find out who is running a secret bad-guy organization and get the plutonium back.

I liked how things never really work out well for Hunt.  His motorcycle fails to start when the French police are chasing him.  His helicopter gets shot up just when he’s catching up to the bad guy’s helicopter.  And his former wife shows up at the same place as two plutonium bombs are ticking down to seconds!

Final thoughts:

The movie has car chases, helicopter chases, ticking bombs, terrorists, and masks. Check it out!

J.J. Abrams produced this one with director/writer Christopher McQuarrie.

Cast include:

Tom Cruise     …                                 Ethan Hunt

Henry Cavill               l           …         August Walker

Ving Rhames                          …         Luther Stickell

Simon Pegg                             …         Benji Dunn

Rebecca Ferguson                  …         Ilsa Faust

Sean Harris                             …         Solomon Lane

Angela Bassett                        …         Erica Sloan

Vanessa Kirby                         …         White Widow



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