Movie Review: Mission Impossible: Fallout

Details: More information can be found at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4912910/

Score: 8/10

Mission Impossible: Fallout is the latest in the Mission Impossible franchise. The story isn’t particularly meaningful, but that’s not what this franchise has ever been about. Mission Impossible is about the action and there is a ton of action in this movie.

Fallout picks up where the last movie left off. Ethan Hunt is an agent of the IMF, an American espionage group that accomplishes seemingly impossible missions. Their latest mission is to recover some stolen plutonium when the mission goes south. Now Ethan must recover the plutonium while having to deal with some new faces and some familiar ones from his past.

I read somewhere that the story is more meaningful in this movie. It isn’t. It’s just a vehicle in which to set up action.

The action is downright amazing. The marketing for this movie really knew what it was doing. What separates this film from all the other films is not only the cinematography involved with each set piece, but the fact that Tom Cruise is enough of a lunatic to actually go do all these insane stunts. This isn’t computer generated images. Tom Cruise is actually riding a motorcycle against traffic. Tom Cruise is actually flying a helicopter. Tom Cruise actually jumped out of a plane at twenty-five thousand feet. And this realism and reliance on practical effects elevates this film above all the other films with less dangerous stunts and who did not rely on special effects.

Overall, Mission Impossible: Fallout is a great action movie that chains together one big action set piece with another and then another. If you like action movies, especially ones that rely on real, practical effects, then this movie is a must watch.

Score: 8/10

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