Three nuclear warheads are set to be detonated by a rogue faction called The Apostles. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must use an enemy from the past (Sean Harris) as a bargaining tool to infiltrate The Apostles and put a stop to an explosion that could wipe out a third of the world’s population.
Mission Impossible never fails to disappoint. Film after film the series goes from strength to strength and shows no signs of slowing down. Fallout takes the franchise to new heights and will be unbeaten by any other action movie you see all year. That is a fact!
Everything that you see on screen is all out action from start to finish. To think that Tom Cruise did all of his own stunts in this movie (even suffering a broken ankle in the process) is mind-blowing. The guy is a real-life superhero. The cinematography and effort that the whole team put into making these movies more daring and death-defying than the movie before is commendable. Tom Cruise deserves a stunt oscar or something, Fallout has so many scenes in the movie where you think just one slip, one wrong move and this will be Tom’s last movie let alone last Mission Impossible flick!
Following on from Rogue Nation this game of cat and mouse between Cruise and Sean Harris is palpable. It’s so incredible to see their chemistry, their rivalry and the smugness in which Sean effortlessly carries himself throughout the movie.
Henry Cavil is a welcome addition to the movie and one particular bathroom fight scene in the movie easily blows the water out of any fight sequence from The Raid, which for me contains some of the best fighting sequences I’ve ever seen on- screen. Cavill poses as the newest member of the team but his loyalties are never clear but at the same time, Cavill stacks up as a match for Cruise in every scene. On a physical level, it seems as thou Cruise has met his match and even thou they’re on the same team you can’t help but think that one sudden bruised ego could change the entire film.
Motorcycle chases, helicopter stunts, jumping from a moving plane, rope stunts, rooftop stunts. The list goes on and on and on and this ‘live hard or die trying’ attitude makes the film even more incredible. Every scene isn’t fabricated, it’s real action taking place right before your eyes and choreographed to perfection.
The face masks are back and all the Q style 007 gadgets that the franchise is known for but in Fallout, we see a vulnerability to Hunt’s (Cruise) character that we haven’t seen for some time. Conflicts of interest and returning old flame (Michelle Monaghan) throw a spanner into the works of this beautifully crafted movie. There are moments of rest bite throughout this action-fuelled fun fest and it’s within this period we see behind the confidence, the machismo and we see some layers of Ethan Hunt’s character that we just haven’t seen in previous installments.
Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames once again provide the much needed comedic relief between the chaos and I can’t really say too much more about this movie without spoiling it. I feel as thou this is the movie that everything has been building up to. All the way back in 1996 when the first movie was released until now, Fallout is a textbook example of the perfect Hollywood blockbuster. We rarely get films such as The Dark Knight, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Casino Royale and more but when a movie like this comes along, oh boy do we enjoy!
Mission Impossible: Fallout has set its own mission impossible. It just won’t be beaten.
Thanks to Cineworld for the invite!