Films need to be pretty amazing to get rated a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, especially when they are not an original film but part of a franchise – but the latest Mission Impossible in the series has managed to impress even the most jaded reviewers with its slick and fast paced storyline and great action scenes.
With its great blending action and attention to every technical detail possible, this film has the perfect action film rhythm that makes the viewer feel like they are part of the film and immerses you in the film. Add to the slick film work, the great script and even better performances by some top actors means that this is one all great action film that is a definite must watch.
Director Christopher McQuarrie has made a direct sequel to the previous Mission Impossible film, with the narrative being explained and all details given in the beginning – so no misunderstanding about the direction of the film will occur. McQuarrie has cut any fat and unnecessary bloat from the film, leading straight to action and by the end of the movie you feel like you too have fought this battle.
A mysterious group calling themselves the Apostle threaten the world with their mission to create chaos – no other objectives for these bad guys. They strongly believe that suffering and war leads to peace – so they will usher in the next peaceful age. They have an inside person at the IMF, and using him the have attained weapons grade plutonium to create dirty bombs.
Enter Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) – tasked with getting the plutonium back, but with a ghost from the past haunting his every move. Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) is that ghost, the villain from the previous Mission Impossible movie – who did not kill Hunt when he could have.
Hunt is sent on his mission to find the hidden agent in the IMF by his boss Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) but he is also given a sidekick by Hunley’s boss Erica Sloan (Angela Bassett). The Brutish, thug is August Walker (Henry Cavill), sent along by Sloan to have one of her own men on this mission as she does not trust Hunt or Hunley.
The new team mates head off to Paris, along with Hunts usual sidekicks – were the action starts fast but stays consistent, not fading away or being unnecessary to the actual storyline. While you do not have to focus on the plot to enjoy the movie, there is an actual plot that works and is interesting!
The Mission Impossible kind of action film does not bring to mind great acting performances, more great action scenes – but Fallout offers a way better than average acting performance from all those involved. The realness of the actors is allowed to show through on screen, with cruise showing his age and not being as physically tough as Cavill’s new brutish spy character.
Though there seems to be a sequel to every movie these days, and it can be hard to get really excited about another sequel – Fallout really pulls out all the stops. Mission Impossible: Fallout offers a great action movie to those who love that genre, Though not as big a thrill as winning a horse racing betting site, it is one of the top action films released this year – go see it!