Mission:Impossible – Fallout
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!
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.
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