Having previously seen MI: Rogue Nation, I had high but managed expectations for MI: Fallout.
However, Fallout managed to surpass my expectations and exceed them beyond anything I could have imagined.
Director Christopher McQuarrie’s latest instalment follows Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and the IMF team as they join forces with CIA assassin August Walker (Henry Cavill) to find and stop unidentified arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles from acquiring three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mecca. When the weapons go missing, the team go on a desperate race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. The question is, whose hands are the wrong-est?
It was true to classic MI style with high octane action sequences and high speed chases with so many twists and turns that you can’t look away or see where the surprises are coming from until they are right on top of you. You have no time to guess, just enjoy the thrill of being as in it as Tom and the IMF team are.
Another thing I really love about these newer movies in the franchise is the way they handle the fresh blood they bring in. Rogue Nation, for example, was showcased newcomer, Rebecca Ferguson who dominated in acting, story, and the fighting with her unique killer thighs. Cavill is also new to the franchise, and what I loved was that he also had a unique fighting style with his bear-like cross between judo and wrestling but with an emphasis on pure power. I liked that MI: Fallout featured more balanced performances in comparison to Rogue Nation. Every single actor held their own within their story-arch from Ving Rhames to Simon Pegg, all the way up to Cruise and Cavill.
Director Chris McQuarrie also ramps up the action, not only from Rogue Nation but through each half hour of Fallout, culminating in a nail-biting last 20 minutes of the film that literally had me at the edge of my seat.
It was an exhilarating thrill ride with nothing missing. Worth seeing twice!
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writer(s): Christopher McQuarrie | Bruce Geller (Television Series)
Cast: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Michelle Monaghan
Release Date UK: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018