July 2016~ Mission: Impossible Fallout

Spoiler-free, quick review!

Mission: Impossible Fallout takes place 2 years after the events of the previous film (Rogue Nation) when Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team captured terrorist and ex-MI6 agent, Soloman Lane.

The syndicate have reformed themselves into a new terrorist group known as ‘The Apostles’. The Apostles have stolen three weapon-ready plutonium cores that can easily be adapted to fit a variety of nuclear weapons. They plan on selling these cores to a fundamentalist called John Lark.

It is up to Ethan, his team Luther and Benji (Ving Rhames & Simon Pegg) along with Ilsa, an MI6 agent (Rebecca Ferguson) and CIA agent August Walker (Henry Cavill) to stop them.

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As normal, if they are caught or killed the secretary would disavow all knowledge of them.

In my opinion this is the best of the MI films. Definitely the best since the first one, though Rogue Nation wasn’t bad either. I felt that films 2-4 (and in-part 5) had lost a bit of what the Mission: Impossible films and indeed the TV were about. They had become too much like a Bond or Jason Bourne film. However, this film has managed to find that again. The team got back to infiltration by disguise, using more of there mask making tech and cleverness rather than all out conflict. There wasn’t enough of that in the previous movies.

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This film has everything else you can expect from a Mission: Impossible movie. Car chases, air battles, Ethan climbing something, the usual fight scenes and a bit of comedy normally from Simon Pegg.

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It’s a fine addition to the MI series and a good action. Definitely worth a repeat viewing!

 

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