Mission Impossible – Fallout (2018)
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Directed By: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Michelle Monaghan, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Sean Harris
Mission Impossible – Fallout is the 6th installment in the Mission Impossible franchise and the best of the lot. It has audacious action sequences and stunts. A bit of nostalgia and emotion makes Mission Impossible – Fallout a very well rounded spy thriller.
Mission Impossible – Fallout starts two years after the events of Rogue Nation. Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) in under arrest and shared among countries for information. The Syndicate is back and has reformed itself into a terrorist organization known as “The Apostles”. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team of Benji (Simon Pegg) and Luther (Ving Rhames) are tasked to intercept the sale of 3 stolen plutonium cores. The task goes wrong and the Apostles have the Plutonium. IMF secretary Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) then sends the team to buy the Plutonium from a black market dealer called White Widow (Vanessa Kirby). And they are accompanied by a CIA top assassin August Walker (Henry Cavill), who is under orders to execute Hunt if this goes sideways. How the IMF stops the Apostles while fighting Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) and White Widow forms the rest of impossible mission.
I have been a fan of Mission Impossible series from the beginning. It is amazing that the series gets better with every movie. Many legendary directors like Brian De Palma and John Woo have given their rendition but it seems Christopher McQuarrie has finally cracked the code. McQuarrie has combined emotions and actions beautifully. Mission Impossible – Fallout has more heart than any of the previous installments. It has a connection with not just Rogue Nation but other previous installments too. Julia Meade (Michelle Monaghan) marks a return and lends an emotional angle to the movie. She makes Ethan a human and the mission more personal. The movie is pacy as the team is racing against time to save the world.
The movie carries the essence of Mission Impossible franchise- a mission goes wrong, somebody defects, there is a lot of chaos and the mission now seems impossible. In midst of this madness the director has been able to put in some humor and team bonding. The escape from tight situations like the escape over the boat shows clever writing. You know that Hunt will escape but its the manner which surprises you.
After 20 years Tom Cruise is still connected with this franchise. Many actors stop after 3 movies for the fear of being stereotyped. The fact that he does his own stunts is the reason he is the best in the business and a director’s dream. Battered and bruised, he just keeps the chase going. But this movie is more than Hunt- all the characters have their moments. The camaraderie between Benji and Luther is brilliant. Even Hunley shows the moves in one scene.
Rebecca as Ilsa was a revelation in Rogue Nation and she kicks ass here too. She has her own agenda with Solomon Lane and tries to sabotage Hunt’s mission at every opportunity. Henry Cavill’s role as a partner of Ethan Hunt briefly reminded me of his role in Man from UNCLE. Jeremy Renner is not reprising his role as William Brandt as he is busy getting back the dead ones from Thanos.
Mission Impossible – Fallout has stunning visuals with really good music. The background score by Lorne Balfe adds to the tension and literally pushes you to the edge of your seat. The action sequences are rad and have a whimsical side, specially the one in the bathroom. Mission Impossible – Fallout seamlessly integrates old and new characters to make a memorable action thriller. Watch it and share your rating above.
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